Saturday , 30 November 2019

Security

Hamas ‘Honey Trap’ Dupes Israeli Soldiers

The smartphones of dozens of Israeli soldiers were hacked by Hamas militants pretending to be attractive young women online, an Israeli military official said Wednesday. Using fake profiles on Facebook with alluring photos, Hamas members contacted the soldiers via groups on the social network, luring them into long chats, the official told journalists on condition of anonymity. Dozens of the …

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Bug ‘exposes’ WhatsApp message secrets

Some messages sent through WhatsApp can be intercepted and read thanks to a bug in the app, suggests research. The bug arises because of the way WhatsApp encrypts the messages sent via its service. Security expert Thomas Boelter found that eavesdropping was possible when circumstances called for encryption keys to be reissued. Mr Boelter told WhatsApp owner Facebook about the …

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Trump worries Nato with ‘obsolete’ comment

THE TIMES

A statement by US President-elect Donald Trump that Nato is “obsolete” has caused “worry” in the alliance, Germany’s foreign minister says. Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it was a contradiction of comments made days ago by Mr Trump’s incoming defence chief. Mr Trump also said German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made “a catastrophic mistake” by admitting more than one million migrants. And …

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‘If Serbs are killed, we’ll send troops in,’ says Serbian president after Kosovo-bound train blocked

Oliver Bunic / AFP

Serbia and Kosovo were brought to “the brink of conflict,” according to the Serbian president, after a Kosovo-bound train bearing the popular catchphrase ‘Kosovo is Serbia’ was prevented from crossing the border by Albanians, who deemed it an affront. The train bound for Mitrovica was the first direct link in 18 years between the Serbian capital, Belgrade, and the city …

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‘We’ll supply bricks,’ Russia tells Lithuania on plans to build ‘anti-aggressor’ fence at border

Russia says it’s ready to supply Lithuania with bricks after Vilnius announced the construction of a fence on its Russian border. Lithuanian officials say the barrier will protect the Baltic nation and the EU from the ‘Russian threat’. News about the proposed fence on the border with Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave located between Poland and Lithuania, emerged in Lithuanian media …

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Afghanistan: Obama Sends Marines to Take Part in America’s Longest Ever War

President Obama has decided to send 300 US Marines back into Afghanistan’s Helmand Province – the first time in three years that the US military has been sent into that conflict zone. Almost all of Helmand’s districts, except for the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, are either heavily embattled or fully controlled by the Taliban. The province is the leading opium producer …

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Yahoo webcam images from millions of Yahoo users intercepted by GCHQ

Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal. GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency …

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