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Giveaway Scam Infects 65000 Devices with Malware – Infosecurity Magazine

Family of Android apps uses freebie lure to distribute novel ad fraud botnet

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A family of Android apps is using the lure of free items to distribute a novel ad fraud botnet.
Victims of the scam are told that they will receive a complimentary gift when they download an app from the Google Play Store. However, the only thing received by victims is an infection of malware that silently loads ads in the background on their smart device.
The ad fraud operation, discovered by White Ops’ Satori Threat Intelligence & Research team, which named it TERRACOTTA, started in late…

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Horror video after woman plunges from ride at Cairns Showfest – NEWS.com.au

Horror video after woman plunges from ride at Cairns Showfest

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Video footage captured the horror of bystanders when a woman fell more than 30 metres from a ride at a show in Cairns. A woman can be seen shouting, “Oh my god, we need an ambulance!” after realising the 25-year-old woman had fallen into parts of the ride’s machinery.
Others rush towards the Hangover ride, which continues to move with music playing and people still strapped on board after the horrifying fall about 5.30pm on Saturday.
Another man behind the camera can be heard saying, “Did you hear…

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A 125-year study of chess games suggests we don’t reach the… – AlKhaleej Today

A 125-year study of chess games suggests we don’t reach the…

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There comes a time in every life when the brain and body peak before old age takes its toll. As muscle mass, strength, and function begin to deteriorate from the age of 30, new research on professional chess players suggests that the brain is actually aging more slowly and gradually.
The scientists analyzed chess games for 125 years and tracked individual performance over a lifetime. They drew a hump-shaped curve, a tiny little speed threshold that applies to different generations of chess players….

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Hillsong and C3 started in Australia — and now they’re growing in popularity in Brazil – ABC News

Brazil has more Catholics than anywhere else in the world, but Australian-grown Pentecostal churches, like Hillsong and C3, are gaining popularity in this Latin…

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Brazil is home to the world’s largest Catholic population, but the rise of Pentecostalism is drawing young Brazilians away from traditional pews, and toward charismatic, “club-like” mega-churches.
And according to Cristina Rocha, a Brazilian-born cultural anthropologist at Western Sydney University, Australia plays an important role in this trend.
Over the past two decades, Professor Rocha has been researching the intersections between migration and religion, exploring why so many Brazilians travel…

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