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Chrome hackers use 'missing fonts' to get you to install malware

A new scam and malware campaign targeting Google Chrome users is claiming to help fix "missing fonts." The popup window claims a new font must be installed for websites to load correctly. Clicking OK downloads money-making malware.

Brazilian troops withdraw from Rio ahead of carnival

Rio De Janeiro - Authorities on Wednesday began withdrawing 9,000 army soldiers who had been deployed to Rio de Janeiro to provide security ahead of this week's carnival celebrations following a strike by police officers.

Samsung phones will soon unlock your Windows PC for you

Samsung is preparing an update to its Samsung Flow app that will let you unlock your Windows computer using the fingerprint scanner on your phone. The long-awaited functionality considerably expands the app's usefulness, opening it to millions of people.

Trump security advisor McMaster: Gulf War tank battle star

Washington - Lieutenant General HR McMaster is best known for his pointedly titled book "Dereliction of Duty," which blames the jumbled views and weak fighting commitment of US political and military leaders for failure in the Vietnam War.

Trump names H.R. McMaster as national security advisor

Washington - Donald Trump tapped respected Army lieutenant general H.R. McMaster as his national security advisor, hoping to course correct after his first pick resigned and his second turned down the vital post.

Russia calls for 'post-West' world order: Lavrov

Munich - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Saturday for an end to a world order dominated by the West and said Moscow wanted to establish a "pragmatic" relationship with the United States.

Trump 'unwavering' in commitment to NATO alliance: Pence

Munich - US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said President Donald Trump would stand by the NATO transatlantic alliance and no one should doubt his commitment after sacrifices made to defend it.

NATO is also important for US too: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that NATO is important not just for Europe but also for the United States, speaking as a major security gathering kicked off in Munich.

Internet of Things raises security concerns

The Internet of Things, the catch-all term for connected technology in the home as well as in other fields like medicine, poses new security risks according to a leading consultant.

Signal gets encrypted video calls in new beta update

Signal, the Edward Snowden-approved messaging app famed for its security, has added beta support for video calls to its apps. The calls are fully encrypted to keep communication private. There is a potentially weakness which could leak some data though.

White House struggles to insulate Trump from Russia scandal

Washington - The White House on Wednesday struggled to contain fallout from the resignation of the US national security advisor, as Moscow denied reports of contacts between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian officials.

Trump faces calls for probe after aide ousted over Russia talks

Washington - Donald Trump's young presidency was plunged into deep crisis Tuesday as the forced departure of a key national security aide triggered calls for an independent inquiry into his administration's contacts with Moscow.

9,000 Brazilian troops deploy in Rio ahead of carnival

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is sending 9,000 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the city's carnival to boost security, following violent street protests and attempts to paralyze the police, the defense minister said Tuesday.

Flynn: pro-Russia and fixated on Islamic extremism

Washington - President Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned late Monday over his controversial contacts with Russia, is a former military intelligence chief who saw militant Islam as the main threat to global stability.

Top Trump aide Flynn resigns over Russia contacts

Washington - Donald Trump's national security advisor Michael Flynn resigned after it was revealed he misled top officials over his contacts with Russia, an unprecedented departure so early into a US president's administration.

Trump faces questions over 'outdoor Situation Room'

Washington - Social media posts of Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe huddling with aides in a public dining room after North Korea's missile test raised questions about his administration's handling of sensitive information.

Trump 'evaluating' national security advisor's position

Washington - National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's political future was thrown into serious doubt, when the White House said President Donald Trump was "evaluating" the aide's contacts with the Russian government.

CIA director gives medal to top Saudi royal

Riyadh - The heir to Saudi Arabia's throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, who honoured his counter-terrorism work.

With fake news on rise, Czech unit targets Russia

Prague - A Czech unit fighting fake news ahead of elections has scored an early success -- debunking online footage that purported to show Muslim migrants attempting to rape a young girl.

Trump welcomes Abe with warm White House embrace

Washington - President Donald Trump welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a brotherly hug and warm words of admiration, as he ditched previously hard-charging rhetoric toward Tokyo during a White House summit.

Trump, Abe meet for 'golf summit'

Washington - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Donald Trump's White House for the first time Friday, hoping to build a personal rapport with the mercurial new US president.

One of the oldest kinds of Windows malware is now targeting Macs

There's a longstanding myth that Mac computers don't get viruses — or, at the very least, malware makers don't target Macs as much as they do Windows.

Eiffel Tower to be shielded by 2.5-metre glass security walls

Paris - The Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, will soon be protected by bulletproof glass walls 2.5 metres (eight feet) high, part of a plan to prevent attacks at the monument, the city said Thursday.The walls costing some 20 million euros ($21.

'Responsible nations' should back new Iran sanctions: Israeli PM

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that all "responsible nations" should back new sanctions against Iran, speaking during a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May in London.

Trump to visit Italy in May

Palm Beach - Donald Trump will attend a G7 summit in Italy this May, the White House said, in what could be his first visit to the continent as US president.

N. Korea spy head dismissed: S. Korea

Seoul - North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has sacked his spy chief for abuse of power and executed several officials of the state security agency, South Korea's Unification Ministry said Friday.

Foreign policy challenges pile up for Trump

Washington - Donald Trump's brief honeymoon from global affairs is over. After a week of relative calm and domestic preoccupations, actors from Russia to Iran are testing the new US president's mettle.

Berlin to fit suspected jihadists with ankle bracelets

Berlin - Germany's government on Wednesday approved the use of ankle bracelets to monitor extremists considered potentially dangerous as it moves to get tough on suspected jihadists after the Berlin truck attack.

Brazil, Colombia warn FARC renegades could fuel crime

Manaus - Brazil and Colombia are stepping up security along their border to stop drug gangs from recruiting renegade FARC rebels and their weapons as the guerrillas disarm, officials said Tuesday.

Android lock patterns can be cracked in five attempts

The much-used Pattern Lock system, designed to secure millions of Android mobile phones can be cracked within just five attempts, according to new security analysis. Worryingly, the complicated patterns are the easiest to crack.
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