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Newly found online security flaw stems from 1990s

Newly found online security flaw stems from 1990s

A newly discovered Internet security flaw could leave many websites vulnerable to hackers because of weak US encryption standards in the 1990s, researchers said Tuesday. The flaw dubbed “FREAK” could leave thousands of websites open to attacks if the problem […]


Top US military officer backs arming Ukraine

Top US military officer backs arming Ukraine

The US military’s top-ranking officer on Tuesday added to a growing clamor for Washington to arm Ukraine in its battle with pro-Russian forces, saying he favors doing so through NATO. It was the first time General Martin Dempsey had spoken […]


UN watchdog ‘seriously’ worried by North Korea nuclear program

UN watchdog ‘seriously’ worried by North Korea nuclear program

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday he is “seriously” worried about the North Korean nuclear program, which has not been subject to international inspections since 2009. “I remain seriously concerned about the nuclear program of the Democratic […]


North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles

North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles

North Korea fired two missiles into the sea and vowed “merciless” retaliation on Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills, denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in military […]


US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port

US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port

Russia wants to secure a land corridor in eastern Ukraine that could include Mariupol but pro-Moscow rebels may wait until the spring to attack the strategic port city, the US spy chief said Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aim was […]


Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Russia’s air force started exercises that will involve jets striking back against a “supposed enemy” over the Barents Sea that borders Norway, the military said Thursday. Pilots will “practice” repelling a massive air strike by a supposed enemy during exercises […]


Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Researchers unveiled a software system Wednesday which had taught itself to play 49 different video games and proceeded to defeat human professionals — a major step in the fast-developing Artificial Intelligence realm. Not only did the system give flesh-and-blood gamers […]


Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Latvia

Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Latvia

Up to 2,000 Russian soldiers took part in drills in the country’s west on Wednesday as Moscow conducted an inspection of its paratrooper units in the latest show of strength likely to alarm its neighbors. Some 500 units of equipment […]


Leaks contradict Israel’s claim Iran was close to bomb

Leaks contradict Israel’s claim Iran was close to bomb

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that Iran was a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his secret services, according to reports Monday citing leaked documents. The inconsistency was revealed in a cache of communications between […]


 
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