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Five dead as attackers storm Indian police station

Connaught Place - Indian security forces were Monday battling an armed attack on a police station near the Pakistan border in which at least five people have been killed.

Colombian soldier killed in fresh FARC clash: Army

Estanzuela - A Colombian soldier died during a clash with FARC guerillas, the army said Thursday, as peace talks aimed at ending the decades-long conflict resumed in Cuba.

Hackers could go on a easy spending spree with contactless cards

The UK's Which? consumer research group has found that contactless payment cards can be easily hacked using homemade technology. The card details can be stolen and then used to pay for goods online without further verification.

Shark attacks surfer off La Reunion

Saint-leu - A shark attacked a surfer and tore off a "good chunk" of his arm off the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, according to officials and witnesses.

What hackers could do to the Jeep Cherokee: Anything they want to

Two security researchers have found a way to gain total control of the Jeep Cherokee in a way that gives complete remote access to all of its systems from any location, across the Internet. That includes the throttle, brakes, engine and much more.

Mozilla blocks Flash in Firefox, calls for Adobe to kill it

Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, have announced that they are now disabling all versions of Adobe's Flash plugin by default. Flash is known to be insecure and a haven for vulnerabilities that let attackers hack computers.

50% of Android users don't install security software on devices

A survey of Android users has found that nearly half of people do not install security software onto a new device because they feel that they do not need to do so, despite most being aware of security weaknesses in Android phones.

French prosecutor confirms IS link to factory beheading

Paris - A French prosecutor confirmed Tuesday that the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas factory had a "terrorist motive" and links to the Islamic State group in Syria.

French attacker denies Islamist aim, motivations murky

Paris - A man who beheaded his boss in France has denied any religious motivation, investigative sources said Monday, muddying efforts to pin down the reasons for an attack which bore the hallmarks of a jihadist act.

French beheading selfie 'sent to Syria'

Paris - The gruesome "selfie" taken by a man who has confessed to beheading his boss during an attack on a gas factory in France was sent to Syria, sources close to the investigation said Sunday.

French attack suspect begins to talk as gruesome 'selfie' emerges

Paris - French authorities were transferring the man suspected of beheading his boss in an alleged jihadist attack to Paris on Sunday, as it emerged he sent a macabre "selfie" of the decapitation.

'Wolf in sheep's clothing': Suspect in French attack

Paris - Yassin Salhi was a quiet man with a job, a family and no criminal record before he allegedly launched a grisly assault at an industrial gas factory in France and pinned his boss's severed head to the fence on Friday.

U.S. owners of factory in French attack boost security worldwide

Paris - The US owners of the industrial gas factory attacked Friday in France said they had boosted security at their locations around the world as a precaution.

French prosecutor says no sign attack suspect had accomplice

Paris - A French prosecutor said Friday there was no sign that a suspect held over an attack at an industrial gas factory had an accomplice on site as he detailed how the attack unfolded.

'Decapitated body' found, several hurt in French factory attack

Saint-quentin-fallavier - An attacker carrying an Islamist flag killed one person and injured several others Friday at a gas factory in eastern France, according to a legal source.

Peshawar bomb suspect detained in Italy

Rome - A Pakistani accused of organising a 2009 bomb attack on a Peshawar market that killed more than 130 people, has been detained in Italy, police said Friday.

Burundi 'faces catastrophe unless world acts': Exiled journalist

Ginebra - The international community should prepare for a possible military intervention in Burundi, one of the country's top journalists said.

Grenade attacks injure 11 police in Bujumbura

Bujumbura - Eleven Burundian police officers were wounded, one of them seriously, in a string of overnight grenade attacks in the capital of the crisis-hit central African nation, security sources said Saturday.

France terror suspect claims he thwarted church attack

Paris - An Algerian man accused of murdering a woman and planning an attack on a church on the southern edge of Paris claimed in court on Friday he had actually foiled the terror plot, his lawyers said.

Samsung Galaxy phone vulnerability affects 600 million devices

A serious vulnerability in some of smartphone giant Samsung's premium handsets means that hackers could gain remote access to the camera, microphone and email inbox of over 600 million phones because of a flaw in the default keyboard.

LastPass password management service hacked, users warned

Password management service LastPass has advised its users to change the master password for their accounts after noting some suspicious activity on its servers recently. Although it does not believe any data was taken, the firm is taking precautions.

Smartwatches expose contacts, email and health data to hackers

Researchers have found that it is "not very difficult" to access personal data including contacts, emails and sensitive health information from smartwatches made by LG and Samsung because neither brand encrypts the user's data.

70% of people 'have no confidence in passwords'

A study has found that over 70 percent of ordinary Internet users believe that passwords are an inadequate and ineffective method of protecting personal details online. It also found that many are suffering from a chronic case of "password fatigue."

Leaked documents reveal New Zealand planned to hack smartphones

A leaked top secret document has revealed that New Zealand and its spy partners attempted to exploit weaknesses in smartphone browsers to hack into the devices without informing companies or the public. The information was obtained by Edward Snowden.

New hack leaves millions of home WiFi routers open to attack

A major security flaw has been found in software used by millions of consumer WiFi routers. The error could allow attackers to execute code on the router at the kernel level, potentially exposing every device and file on your home network.

FBI issues search warrant after man claims he hacked plane

The FBI has issued a search warrant for a man who claims to have successfully hijacked aircraft during flight. He used his laptop computer to hack the plane's systems and temporarily gain control of the engines, causing it to fly sideways.

Washington Post mobile site hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The mobile-friendly version of the Washington Post's website was hijacked for a short time Thursday night by hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army. Visitors found warning pop-up messages from the hackers.

Two of the most popular GTA V PC mods include active malware

Two of the most popular third-party mods for the recently-launched PC edition of Grand Theft Auto V have been found to secretly install malware, prompting a tightening up of registration procedures on several key mod download sites.

What you need to know about 'Venom', billed Heartbleed 2 by some

An "extremely critical" bug has been found in virtualisation software relied on by web hosts across the Internet. Named "Venom", some have been calling it "Heartbleed 2.0" as it could allow an attacker to gain access to the entire contents of a server.

Huge security flaw found in Lenovo laptops and computers

Just months after Lenovo was found to be installing adware on its computers, it has now been revealed that the company has left "massive security risks" in its own software supplied with its machines leaving users vulnerable to attack and exploit.
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ATTRACTION: Photo shows Pier 14 on the San Francisco waterfront  the popular tourist attraction wher...
ATTRACTION: Photo shows Pier 14 on the San Francisco waterfront, the popular tourist attraction where a young woman was shot and killed last Wednesday.
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AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Pl...
AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Place in downtown Sydney, where two hostages and their alleged kidnapper died in a rescue attempt.
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Fascists attack Madrid s Catalan center on Catalonia Day  September 11  2013.
Fascists attack Madrid's Catalan center on Catalonia Day, September 11, 2013.
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Fascists attack Madrid s Catalan center on Catalonia Day  September 11  2013.
Fascists attack Madrid's Catalan center on Catalonia Day, September 11, 2013.
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Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine  which are instantly attacked...
Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine, which are instantly attacked by a seagull and crow.
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The Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN Colours.
The Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN Colours.
Janet Szabo
The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
Moonguard/Wikimedia Commons
John Chelminiak is recovering from a  horrendous fight  with black bear
John Chelminiak is recovering from a "horrendous fight" with black bear
Seattle Times screengrab
Tiny shark attacks snorkeler
Tiny shark attacks snorkeler
ebaums world
A primate held in a cage at one research laboratory investigated by PETA
A primate held in a cage at one research laboratory investigated by PETA
PETA
Rupert Murdoch was hit in the face with a plate of shaving cream while testifying at a hearing befor...
Rupert Murdoch was hit in the face with a plate of shaving cream while testifying at a hearing before a House of Commons committee in London.
Screengrab from testimony
Victim Steve Utash
Victim Steve Utash
My Fox Detroit
Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine  which are instantly attacked...
Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine, which are instantly attacked by a seagull and crow.
YouTube
Two police  security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
Two police, security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
AAP
Messages displayed to visitors after the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the Washington Post s mobil...
Messages displayed to visitors after the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the Washington Post's mobile site on 14/05/2015
A Rooivalk attack helicopter firing at the Roodewal Bombing Range in South Africa.
A Rooivalk attack helicopter firing at the Roodewal Bombing Range in South Africa.
An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
Konstantin Fetisov  on the left  in coma  after brutal attack
Konstantin Fetisov, on the left, in coma, after brutal attack
photo provided by Mikhail Mateev, ecmo.ru
Deer attacks dog in defense of her fawn in a residential neighborhood in British Columbia. The dog a...
Deer attacks dog in defense of her fawn in a residential neighborhood in British Columbia. The dog and the deer both escaped without any life threatening injuries.
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A Denel Rooivalk begins a bombing run at an air show in Pretoria.
A Denel Rooivalk begins a bombing run at an air show in Pretoria.