Chinese hackers building a botnet out of five million compromised Android devices


Security researchers have discovered malware that could be assembling a botnet army composed of five million compromised Android devices. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Check Point said that the RottenSys malware was targeted at Android users through an app disguised as a WiFi service. It was originally used as malware to serve fraudulent ads on users’ displays.

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Google X Chief Business Officer quits on World Happiness Day to warn of dangers of AI and for an important personal mission: #OneBillionHappy

Yesterday, on World Happiness Day, 20 March, Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer of Google X (the innovation lab behind ‘moonshot’ technologies like self-driving cars) stepped down from his position to focus on the #OneBillionHappy project. The move, according to Gawdat, allows him to “speak openly about the risks associated with the current pace of technology development, particularly in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI).”

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Blackout threat to Britain from Russian cyber-attack

Yesterday, news broke that spy chiefs have warned the bosses of Britain’s key power companies to boost their security amid fears of a Russian cyber-attack that could put the lights out. In addition, last week the National Grid was put on alert by officials from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and given advice on how to improve its defences to prevent power cuts.

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Burning Planet, The Story of Fire Through Time


The author has provided a fascinating history of fire, its impact on the planet and its life forms. Fire is a greatly under estimated phenomena. It has an enormous impact on the environment and the development of everything that lives in that environment. Its impact is at least an equal to water, ice, plate tectonics, weather patterns and atmosphere – Highly Recommended.

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