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Donald Trump says ‘these animals are crazy’ as US president responds to Westminster terror attack

“The US president said on Tuesday morning in a tweet: “Another terrorist attack in London…These animals are crazy and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!”” writes Louis Emanuel for telegraph.co.uk. He has done a terrible job,” he said. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.”. In July Mr Trump used a newspaper interview ahead of his visit to the UK to blame Sidiq Khan, the mayor of London, for terror attacks in the capital. “You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. Source:…

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Congress is set to grill the FCC’s chairman for falsely claiming his agency was hit with a cyberattack — here’s how it could affect the war over net neutrality

“For his part, Feld doesn’t buy them, particularly when it comes to renouncing the assertion about the DDoS attack” writes Troy Wolverton for businessinsider.com. The false statements about the DDoS attack and Pai’s delay in retracting them could linger long past Thursday’s hearing.As part of the case the groups are making against the rules, they plan to argue that the agency didn’t, in fact, make a good-faith effort to do that.It turns out, though, that the FCC wasn’t hit with a DDoS attack last year and likely wasn’t affected by…

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Egypt voices concern over Red Sea security after Houthi attack

“We discussed the dangers that the Red Sea had been exposed to because of the terrorism of the Houthi militias and its supporter, Iran, which aims not only to impact Red Sea security but Arab national security as a whole,” Hadi said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Hadi said he had briefed Sisi on what he called Iranian support for the Houthis in endangering security in the Red Sea.Yemen lies along the southern end of the Red Sea, one of the most important trade routes in the world for…

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Italy expects financial market attack in August: govt. official

“In the summer the market volumes are small, you can lay the groundwork for aggressive initiatives against countries” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Mixed messages from various government ministers and coalition officials have confused investors and exacerbated market concerns over the coalition’s economic plans.Giancarlo Giorgetti, undersecretary in the prime minister’s office and a leading light in the far-right League party, said thin summer trading volumes helped fuel market assaults.ROME (Reuters) – Speculators will probably attack Italian financial markets this month but the country has the resources to defend itself,…

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Check Point shows hackers can infiltrate networks via fax machines

“Check Point Research has shown that hackers can infiltrate any home or corporate network by exploiting weaknesses in all-in-one printer fax machines” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. Check Point said there are around 46.3 million fax machines still in use, with 17 million of them in the US alone.Compared to the past, when fax machines were standalone devices, the machines of today are connected devices that combine fax, printers and photocopiers altogether.In addition, the legal Industry argues that fax machines offer legal professionals convenience when sending documents to clients and confirmation that the…

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Android devices are stunningly vulnerable if you’re a careless power-user

“A report from the security firm Kryptowire, via Wired, shows that many Android phones are stunningly vulnerable thanks to Android’s open operating system” writes Rachel Kraus for mashable.com. So unless you’re already downloading apps directly from their makers, or using a non-Google verified app service, your Android phone *should* be secure.Doing so allows the developer to skirt around Google’s 30 percent cut, but this Kryptowire report reinforces security concerns we were already thinking about. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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A military investigation was unable to confirm that a Syrian guard based with U.S. troops in that war-torn country intentionally shot a Marine, U.S. Central Command said on Friday.

“A military investigation was unable to confirm that a Syrian guard based with U.S. troops in that war-torn country intentionally shot a Marine, U.S. Central Command said on Friday” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Deliberate insider attacks have occurred in Afghanistan, but have been unheard of in Syria since the war against ISIS began in 2014.The Pentagon statement on the February incident appeared to dispute a report this week by the news outlet Task and Purpose that found the shooting was the first known “insider attack” in Syria. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Yemen’s Shiite rebels welcome call for investigation of deadly Saudi airstrike

“The United Nations children’s agency called the attack in Saada “unconscionable” and a “low point in the country’s brutal war.”” writes Menna Zaki for sun-sentinel.com. The U.S. State Department called on the Saudi-led coalition “to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.Turki al-Malki defended the attack as a “legitimate military action” and blamed the Houthis for recruiting children and using them in the battlefields as cover. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Security researchers take control of a brand new Mac on first Wi-Fi connection

“Security researchers at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas have demonstrated a method of taking control of a brand new Mac as it makes its first Wi-Fi connection” writes Apple Watch Series for 9to5mac.com. It requires a Man in the Middle attack of a machine purchased by a corporation which uses MDM tools to install enterprise apps. Source: 9to5mac.com Share This:

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U.S. sanctions take heavy toll on Russian stocks and ruble

“The sanctions stem from a March nerve-agent attack against a former Russian spy in the U.K. The U.S. and Britain have held Russia responsible for the attack” writes Anatoly Kurmanaev for marketwatch.com. In Moscow, the ruble USDRUB, +0.3120%  shed as much as 5% against the dollar on Thursday and stocks plunged as much as 9%, led by state banks and national carrier PJSC Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, which risk losing access to U.S. markets if the sanctions escalate.Newly announced U.S. sanctions—and the potential for a second round of actions in 90 days—roiled…

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