Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks

Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices, leak the contents of their memory and remotely run code, effectively giving attackers full control. […]

Massive brawl erupts in Siberian maximum security prison

A scuffle involving dozens inmates has broken out in a maximum security prison in the Russian city of Omsk. Authorities say a conflict between two groups spilled into a fight. The confrontation was started on Sunday night by a group of inmates that prison authorities characterized as having “negative attitude.” They were demanding significant easing […]

Homeland Security has ‘no reason to doubt’ China spy chip refutals

Amazon and Apple have an unusual ally in their attempt to shoot down Bloomberg‘s claims of Chinese hardware surveillance: the US Department of Homeland Security. The agency joined the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre in saying it had “no reason to doubt” refutals at the moment. Supply chain protection is “core” to Homeland Security’s mission, […]

‘Trump humiliates Saudis’: Iran’s FM invites SA to jointly boost regional security, not outsource it

Iran, rarely friendly to Saudi Arabia, has extended an unusual offer of cooperation to its neighbors in the face of “humiliation” by Donald Trump, who claimed the kingdom would fall within two weeks without protection from the US. While the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations, Iran proposed to its arch-nemesis and […]

Got your popcorn? Trump's Security Council performance could be more than just Iran bashing

Donald Trump is expected to push the international community to embrace Washington’s hardline approach towards Tehran during a rare address at the UN Security Council – but the open-ended agenda leaves room for surprises. The US president will chair a meeting of the 15-member council, which focuses on global security issues, a day after speaking […]

The woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault reportedly had to move out of her house and hire private security after receiving death threats

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during their high school years in the 1980s, has moved out of her house and hired private security because of death threats she has received since coming forward. Ford, a mother of two teenagers, has received vulgar emails […]