Windows 0-day is exploited to install creepy Finspy malware (again)

Microsoft patches flaw after researchers report it was used by undisclosed country. Further Reading Microsoft Word 0-day was actively exploited by strange bedfellows The exploit, according to a blog post published Tuesday by security firm FireEye, was embedded in a Microsoft Word document. Once opened, the document exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft’s .Net framework. […]

UN slams Israel for ‘de-development’ of Palestine

New report reviews effects of Israel’s 50-year occupation of the Palestinian territories and settlement growth. A new UN report has strongly condemned Israel for the “de-development” and “deteriorating humanitarian conditions” of the Palestinian territories of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, brought about by Israel’s 50-year occupation. The report by the United Nations […]

N Korea threatens US with ‘greatest pain’

Pyongyang’s envoy to the UN rejects “illegal resolution” that imposed new sanctions on the country. North Korea has threatened the United States with the “greatest pain” it has ever suffered following new sanctions imposed by the United Nations. Pyongyang’s envoy to the UN accused Washington of opting for “political, economic and military confrontation”. US President […]

Bernie Sanders’ health care plan puts Democrats on the spot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Now he’s disrupting the party anew, forcing Democrats to take sides over his plan to provide government-financed health care for all. The Vermont independent’s proposal, which he plans […]