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Russian security service says killed North Caucasus Islamic State 'emir'

Moscow - Russia's FSB security service said Sunday it had killed an "emir" of the Islamic State group in a raid in the volatile North Caucasus.

AirDroid app puts 10 million Android users at risk of attack

One of the most popular remote management apps for Android has been putting tens of millions of users at risk of crippling cyberattacks for several months. The company has been criticised for appearing to put new features above patching the issues.

Researchers warn hackers could turn off medical implants

Security researchers have warned that some medical implants contain flaws that could prove fatal if exploited by attackers. The implants can communicate data to devices outside the body and accept commands in return, letting hackers turn them off.

Hackers could turn your headphones into a mic that spies on you

Security researchers have demonstrated how a pair of headphones could be turned into a microphone and used to snoop on conversations. In testing, the system proved to be as effective as a regular unpowered microphone connected to a PC.

Israeli firm can steal phone data in seconds

Petach Tikva - It only takes a few seconds for an employee of one of the world's leading hacking companies to take a locked smartphone and pull the data from it.

Georgia PM vows security boost after reelection win

Tbili - Georgia's acting prime minister on Tuesday pledged to meet security and economic challenges in the fervently pro-Western nation as he named a new cabinet following his party's landslide re-election victory.

Trump is 'just the president', says defiant fugitive Snowden

Stockholm - Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden on Monday downplayed the importance of President-elect Donald Trump and again defended his decision to leak documents showing massive surveillance of US citizens' communications.

Obama warns Trump that US underpins world order

- US President Barack Obama made a strident case for his successor Donald Trump to retain America's support for a liberal world order Sunday, warning world peace and prosperity depend on it.

Obama wants Ukraine deal 'before term is up'

- US President Barack Obama said he told Vladimir Putin on Sunday that he wants to reach a settlement that solves the Ukraine crisis before he leaves office in January.

Obama makes case for democracy, urges patience with Trump

- With Donald Trump's election sparking questions about the respect for democratic norms at home, US President Barack Obama made a strident case for democracy Saturday and urged world leaders to give his successor a chance.

What if Trump wants to live in Trump Tower? NY mayor weighs in

New York - What if speculation proves correct and Donald Trump decides against settling in Washington and maintains his principal residence in New York?That's the question the city's mayor Bill de Blasio raised on Friday.

Trump security choice Flynn fixated on militant Islam

Washington - Michael Flynn, US President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be his powerful national security advisor, is a former military intelligence chief who sees militant Islam as the biggest threat to global stability.

Review: The new Gryphon smart WiFi router could protect your kids Special

Gryphon is an innovative home WiFi router that protects children from accessing inappropriate content by filtering it, and tracks all the devices connected at the entry point with its integrated Kaspersky malware blocking agent.

Pakistan 'war on terror' has cost $118 bn: state bank

Karachi - Pakistan's "war on terror" has cost the developing country a whopping $118 billion so far, a new central bank report has said, an amount equivalent to well over one third of its gross domestic product.

South Korea blocks Google export of map data

Seoul - South Korea on Friday rejected Google's request to export government-supplied data for its global mapping service, arguing it would make the country more vulnerable to attack by North Korea.

Trump offers national security adviser post to Flynn: reports

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump has offered the influential post of national security adviser to his controversial campaign adviser, former general Michael Flynn, US media reported Trump officials as saying.

$5 'PoisonTap' device can completely compromise computers

A new hacking tool dubbed "PoisonTap" costs just $5 to create and can gain access to unattended computers even when their displays are locked. The attacker can use the device to monitor network traffic and spy on a user's activities.

US intelligence chief Clapper resigns

Washington - US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday that he had submitted his resignation, stepping down as President-elect Donald Trump begins to assemble his new administration.

Budget Android phones caught sending texts back to China

Security contractors have discovered that some popular budget smartphones contain a backdoor that sends data to China. The weakness was added deliberately but it is not known why the data is being sent. The back door is present on U.S. handsets.

Hollande proposes to extend French state of emergency until May

Marrakech - President Francois Hollande on Tuesday proposed extending France's year-old state of emergency to May, to cover the next presidential election.

Shazam forced to backtrack over always-on Mac mic concerns

Shazam's Mac app never turns the microphone off, according to a security researcher who studied the program. While Shazam doesn't process audio while in the background, its lack of warning to users has caused a privacy scare. The app will be updated.

EXCLUSIVE: White House expects Trump to uphold US treaties

Washington - The United States can be relied upon to uphold mutual defense treaties with its allies but a trans-Pacific trade deal now looks unlikely, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Monday.

Detained Russia suspects plotted 'Paris-style' attacks: reports

Moscow - Suspects detained by Russian authorities were plotting simultaneous "Paris-style" attacks on Moscow and Saint Petersburg, local media reported on Sunday, the first anniversary of the massacre in the French capital.

French PM says state of emergency likely to be extended

London - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that the country's state of emergency, imposed after last year's Paris attacks, will likely be extended as France gears up for presidential elections.

Russia detains 10, says major IS-linked 'terror' plot foiled

Moscow - Russia's security service said on Saturday it had detained 10 people with alleged links to the Islamic State group on suspicion of plotting armed attacks in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

One year after Paris attacks, how has France changed?

Paris - Outside the Carillon bar, where flowers piled up over bloodstains almost one year ago, the pavement tables are packed again with regulars from the hipster Parisian neighbourhood.

Google goes after Safe Browsing 'repeat offenders'

Google has announced it is rolling out an update to its Safe Browsing technology that will filter out "repeat offender" sites. The company said it had observed webpages using flaws in Safe Browsing's implementation to continue displaying harmful material.

Tunisia PM seeks economic boost from France trip

Tunis - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed heads to Paris on Wednesday in a bid to drum up French investment in the struggling economy of its former North African colony.

U.K. schools break data protection laws by using spyware on PCs

Schools across the U.K. are failing to comply with data protection laws by installing specialist "classroom management" software on their computers. The findings were made after civil liberties group Big Brother Watch contacted 1,000 secondary schools.

Online criminals steal money from 20,000 Tesco Bank accounts

U.K. banking provider Tesco Bank has announced it has suspended all online transactions for its current account customers. The bank's chief executive confirmed criminals stole money from over 20,000 accounts over the weekend. It is currently unknown how.
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