Google Play malware used phones’ motion sensors to conceal itself

Enlarge (credit: Andri Koolme / Flickr) Malicious apps hosted in the Google Play market are trying a clever trick to avoid detection—they monitor the motion-sensor input of an infected device before installing a powerful banking trojan to make sure it doesn’t load on emulators researchers use to detect attacks. The thinking behind the monitoring is […]

Cruise secrets: Why you should be worried if you hear THIS name used by staff

Cruise ship staff are tasked with the smooth running of everything on-board the vessel, from meal times and social activities to allocating cabins and making sure guests can enjoy a jam-packed excursion list. They are often working in teams together for weeks on end, as the boat moors up at a number of jaw-dropping destinations. […]

I tested a $52,000 Cadillac XT4 crossover SUV that used an old-school navigation system instead of digital maps — here’s what it was like

Matthew DeBord/BI Many vehicles are now equipped with GPS navigation systems that use digital maps, rendered in infotainment screens. Recently, I tested a $ 52,000 Cadillac XT4 crossover SUV that lacked this feature. Instead, it had an older system, called “Turn-by-Turn.” I’ve always been a fan if Turn-by-Turn, and on the XT4, I found that […]

Conservation of energy used to parallelize quantum key distribution

Enlarge (credit: Taki Steve / Flickr) It has been a while since I wrote about quantum key distribution. Once a technology is commercially available, my interest starts to fade. But commercial availability in this case hasn’t meant widespread use. Quantum key distribution has ended up a niche market because creating shared keys with it for […]

Taylor Swift concert used facial recognition tech to identify stalkers

You’re probably used to the presence of facial recognition cameras at airports and other transport hubs, but what about at concerts? That’s the step Taylor Swift’s team took at her May 18th show at the Rose Bowl, in a bid to identify her stalkers. According to Rolling Stone, the camera was hidden inside a display […]

Comey admits FBI failed to verify Steele Dossier it used to obtain a spy warrant on Trump's aide

Former FBI Director James Comey has admitted the Steele dossier was still uncorroborated by the FBI at the time he left the bureau. The infamous dossier was used by the FBI to monitor Trump aide Carter Page. The House Oversight Committee has released a 235-page transcript of Comey’s grilling 24 hours after the former FBI […]

George H.W. Bush used his last words to tell his son he loved him

David J. Phillip/AP The 41st US president George H.W. Bush died on Friday, and his last words have been shared by the man who joined him at his bedside. “The last words George Bush ever said were I love you,” James Baker, Secretary of State under Bush, told “Fox News Sunday.” He said them to […]

MORGAN STANLEY: Get used to a ‘new normal’ of weaker UK growth thanks to Brexit

REUTERS/Kevin Coombs Morgan Stanley says weaker growth looks set in for the long haul once the UK formally leaves the EU. The average quarterly growth rate since the third quarter of 2016 was about 0.4%, which looks set to continue until at least the fourth quarter of 2020, economists at the bank said.  In the […]

Russian ships used weapons to stop & seize Ukrainian vessels violating territorial waters – FSB

Russia has confirmed its vessels have used weapons to stop Ukrainian vessels that had entered Russian waters in the Black Sea illegally. Three Ukrainian sailors were wounded and have been given medical assistance. Russia has fired at a group of three Ukrainian vessels that entered its territorial waters near Crimea, the Russian Security Service (FSB) […]