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Watch out. North Korea keeps getting better at hacking.

WASHINGTON — In the latest indication that North Korea’s cyber operations are more sophisticated than commonly realized, computer security researchers have identified a group of government hackers and spies in the hermit kingdom who are capable of stealing documents from computers that aren’t connected to the internet. In a new paper published Tuesday morning, leading cyber security firm FireEye says its iSight intelligence arm has tracked a national-security related spying arm it calls APT37 that has “expanded its operations in both scope and sophistication.” That hacking group — which is…

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‘Where’s the banking exodus?’ Expert says Brexit decline has gone in OTHER direction

An expert has revealed that the country has grown as a base for global lending since Brexit and banks are now expressing a softer tone towards the Brexit impact on the banking industry in the UK. Bloomberg financial reporter Mark Whitehouse said: “People keep saying that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will force the global financial industry to move some of its businesses out of London. “It’s thus odd to see it doing the exact opposite, at least in terms of lending.” Mr Whitehouse said that if…

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Google Chrome WARNING – Easy to fall for scams discovered, make sure YOU don’t get tricked

GOOGLE • GETTY • PIC POSED BY MODEL Google Chrome users have been put on alert about some terrifying scams Google Chrome fans have been put on alert about what links they click on when surfing the net after a number of terrifying scams were discovered. Google Chrome is without a doubt the most popular internet browser in the world right now. NetMarketShare stats for the whole of last year show Google Chrome as having a staggering 58.90 per cent chunk of the internet browser marketplace. Its nearest rival, Mozilla’s…

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Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge its way out of ‘Brexit’, The world should awaken to Romanian corruption, Beware of bitcoin

The Gleaner / Kingston, Jamaica HOPING AMERICAN VALUES WILL OUTSHINE THE CONFUSING TRUMP ERA “In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands…,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical. On the one hand, the stop by the secretary of state is perceived as something of … a presence without substance…. [T]he US president … has … been cavalier with old relationships while undermining the…

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How to stop websites from using your computer to mine Bitcoin (and more) – CNET

Mining cryptocurrencies is a great way to earn small amounts of residual income (that could possibly be worth much more in the future). This is becoming an alternative revenue source some websites (and people with more nefarious intentions) are banking on. Salon.com, for example, is giving readers the option to opt out of advertisements in exchange for letting the site use their CPUs to mine Monero, a cryptocurrency that’s easier to mine than Bitcoin and has a current market cap of $4.6 billion. Of course, where there’s room for a…

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EU downfall? ‘Italy is the downside’ Expert warns of ITALEXIT amid rise of anti-EU parties

Author of Banker to the World, Bill Rhodes, said an EU referendum could be called in Italy following the result of the next Italian general election. Speaking to Bloomberg, Mr Rhodes said Italy is the “dark side” of the eurozone at a time where Angela Merkel uncertain position is affecting the bloc’s geopolitical stability. He said: “The Italian banking system, which has made some progress over the last year and a half, still has major problems with the non-performing. “So I think that in addition to anything else with a…

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Technology 

HSBC DOWN – Online Banking NOT WORKING, as customers confronted with GSA error

HSBC customers have been left unable to login to their online banking portal today. Online banking customers are purportedly unable to access their accounts via the mobile app and online portal – with many reporting being confronted with a GSA error message. Independent website DownDetector, which tracks social comments around a certain topic to monitor outages across the globe, shows hundreds of HSBC customers hit by the problems. At its peak, more than 450 people complained about problems with the online banking system. Reports of a mobile network outage first…

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Spain facing economic crisis, Wall Street warns as US stock market spooked

Goldman Sachs said “the political events related to Catalonia continue to be an important risk” for Spain’s recovery in a report analysing the Spanish banking system. The report said: “We continue to see the political events related to Catalonia as an important risk for the recovery of Spain.” Despite the worrying claims, the bank believes the overall “threat” for the economy in the short term has been reduced. The capital cost projections for the whole of Spanish banking are currently above their levels prior to the ‘illegal’ referendum held on…

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EU nations power grab: UPROAR over plot to set up new version of IMF via BACKDOOR

The Council of the EU, which is made up of ministers from the 28 member nations, wants to create a European Monetary Fund, converting the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which has a €500billion lending pool capacity, into a new agency. They hope the agency could entirely replace the IMF in bailout scenarios, helping out struggling eurozone countries who need to borrow money. Among its enthusiastic backers is French President Emmanuel macron who is pushing for a tighter EU. But, according to Politico, the nations do not want MEPs and Eurocrats…

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White House may relax mpg targets based on safety claims of heavier vehicles – Roadshow

The current presidential administration is weighing the safety advantages of heavier cars as part of its strategy for relaxing fuel economy standards. As it currently stands, the average fuel economy goal for 2026 is 46.6 miles per gallon. The Trump administration is weighing the possibility of dropping that to just 37.7 miles per gallon according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents obtained by Bloomberg. According to these documents, 61 percent of vehicles would have to make use of battery electric or hybrid technology to meet the Obama-era goals,…

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