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US Secret Service recovers drone from White House grounds

Washington - A small drone crash-landed on the grounds of the White House early Monday, prompting officials to declare a security lockdown until they were able to determine that it posed no risk.

The Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2014 is here; '123456' still top

SplashData has released its updated list of the Top 25 Worst Passwords for 2014, continuing the new tradition since 2011. As might be expected, "123456" still tops the chart, followed in second place by the decidedly simple "password."

Germany's PEGIDA vows to rally again after attack threat

Dresden - Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA vowed at its first press conference Monday to take to the streets again next week after a march was cancelled over a terrorism threat.

Hand grenade explodes in Istanbul, no casualties

Istanbul - A hand grenade exploded on a busy street in Istanbul on Sunday without causing any casualties, state media said, almost two weeks after a suicide bombing in Turkey's largest city.

Islamist threat evolving, more dangerous, European officials say

Washington - European security officials are scrambling to meet what a changing and more complex threat from jihadists -- both from sleeper cells and fighters returning from Middle Eastern battlegrounds -- made clear in the deadly Paris attacks.

Italy expels nine in crackdown on would-be jihadists

Rome - Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Sunday that nine foreigners had been deported since December as part of efforts to prevent jihadist attacks, with more expulsions to follow.

German police ban anti-Islamic rally citing terror threat

Dresden - German police banned a planned rally by the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat.

Istanbul suicide bomber was 'teen widow of Norwegian IS jihadist'

Istanbul - A teenager from Russia's Muslim region of Dagestan suspected to have carried out a suicide bombing in Istanbul was said Friday to have been the widow of a Norwegian jihadist who died fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.

Merkel vows to fight Islamist militants, 'hate preachers'

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Thursday to heighten security measures against Islamist militants following the Paris attacks, while vowing that Germany would not be divided by extremism of any kind.

New malware allows complete bypassing of network passwords

New malware has been discovered in the wild that can allow attackers complete access to a domain, able to login as any user without the need for authentication.

Security 'nightmare' for Philippine papal visit

Manila - Philippine troops are facing a security "nightmare" during Pope Francis's visit starting on Thursday, with potential stampedes, Islamic militants and lone-wolf assailants all concerns.

No 'credible information' yet Al-Qaeda behind French attacks: US

Washington - US Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday there was no "credible information" as yet that Al-Qaeda was behind the attacks in France that have killed 17 people.

France to protect Jewish sites with army 'if necessary'

Paris - Jewish schools and synagogues will be protected "if necessary" by the French army, a leading figure in the country's Jewish community said after meeting with President Francois Hollande on Sunday.

Australia to erect permanent memorial for Sydney siege victims

Sydney - Australia will build a permanent memorial to remember the victims of the Sydney cafe siege, officials said on Sunday as they vowed never to forget the two hostages who died in the stand-off.

Bomb found outside Istanbul shopping centre

Istanbul - Turkish police on Saturday defused a bomb outside a shopping centre in Istanbul, with the city on a high security alert following a suicide bombing earlier this week.

France taking 'all measures' to secure Charlie march

Paris - France will take "all measures" to ensure the safety of Sunday's march to be attended by European leaders after this week's attacks and is maintaining its highest possible security level in the Paris area, the interior minister said.

Two arrested after Australia anti-terror raids

Sydney - Two men have been arrested after counter-terrorism raids in Sydney, Australian officials said, following long-running investigations into those backing fighters involved in conflicts such as in Syria and Iraq.

Militants planning mass casualty attacks against West

London - The head of Britain's domestic spy agency MI5 warned on Thursday that militant Islamists in Syria were planning "mass casualty attacks" in the West and that intelligence services may be powerless to stop them."We know...

Mexico's troubled Michoacan state back in spotlight

- Scenes of mayhem have flared up again in Mexico's troubled western state of Michoacan, putting the security spotlight back on a restive region that the government has struggled to tame.

Paris in lockdown after newspaper attack

Paris - Troops in railway stations, armed police outside media buildings, ultra-tight security at department stores: Paris became a capital in lockdown after Wednesday's deadly terrorist attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Charlie Hebdo 'paid the highest price': Danish editor

Copenhage - The Danish editor who triggered global protests by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed said Wednesday that French weekly Charlie Hebdo had "paid the highest price" for defending press freedom."Charlie Hebdo didn't shut up...

G-Technology takes on Lacie with super-rugged hard drives

G-Technology is hoping to seek attention in the rugged hard drive market by launching several new models capable of withstanding water to the point of floating.

Kenya court suspends key parts of draconian security law

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court suspended key parts of a controversial new national security law Friday that the opposition had warned risked turning the east African nation into a dictatorship.

International 'tragedy' on Europe's brutal African borders

Melilla - Just across the sea from the sunny tourist beaches of southern Spain where many Europeans spend their Christmas holidays, a violent crisis is intensifying on Europe's borders with Africa.

Google & Microsoft fight hotels banning personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Microsoft and Google are amongst other big-name companies joining together to lobby the FCC into declining a petition by the hotel industry that requests permission to block users' personal Wi-Fi hotspots whilst staying in the hotel.

Australian charged over terrorist plot targeting govt

Sydney - An Australian man was charged Wednesday with possessing documents connected to a planned terrorist attack on government targets in Sydney, but police insisted people should not be afraid.

Australia fears fresh attacks as Sydney mourns siege victims

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday warned of heightened "terrorist chatter" in the aftermath of the fatal Sydney cafe siege and said another attack was likely, as tearful mourners paid tribute to the victims.

U.S. officers shoot Canadian man on border bridge

Washington - U.S. officers shot and wounded a Canadian man as he crossed a border bridge into the United States while waving a handgun, officials said.

U.S. issues worldwide travel alert

Washington - The United States issued a worldwide travel alert, warning Americans to be vigilant during the holiday period, especially in the wake of a deadly siege in Australia.

Death threats to Sydney siege gunman's lawyers, magistrate

Sydney - Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received death threats, officials said Friday, amid growing anger that he was on the streets.
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