25 Million Android Phones Hit With ‘Agent Smith’ Malware: What to Know

By Phillip Tracy | Tom’s Guide

Israeli security researchers have discovered a new strain of adware that quietly infected an estimated 25 million outdated Android devices that loaded apps from third-party app stores.

Dubbed “Agent Smith” by security firm Check Point, the adware exploits known Android vulnerabilities to infect common mobile applications, such as WhatsApp, FlipKart or Opera Mini, that the user has already installed.… read the full article

Sam Raimi talks the creature feature ‘Crawl’ and his never-made ‘Spider-Man 4’: ‘I think about it all the time’

By Ethan Alter, Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment | Yahoo Movies

Kaya Scodelario and one of the alligator stars of ‘Crawl’ (Photo: Courtesy Paramount Pictures)

When Sam Raimi’s name pops in the credits of a thriller about man-eating alligators, it’s only natural to assume that The Evil Dead auteur is behind the camera choreographing the carnage.… read the full article

This Is Iran’s Sad Attempt at Reverse-Engineering an Old F-5F Fighter

Not a good look.

by Dario Leone | The National Interest

Rouhani called on the Iranian military to strengthen their readiness in the face of enemy threats in a speech during Tuesday’s defense show.
Iran says its new Kowsar fighter jet has flown.… read the full article

What caused mysterious gray spots to appear on Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 moon landing glove?

By Morgan Hines | USA TODAY

Years ago, people wondered about the gray spots on Neil Armstrong’s right hand glove from Apollo 11. Conservators have solved that mystery.

Neil Armstrong’s gloves from the Apollo 11 mission moon landing were displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 2012.… read the full article

Miss. candidate stands by his rule: No time alone with a female reporter

By Kadia Tubman, Reporter |Yahoo News

A Mississippi Republican running for governor and a female reporter seeking to spend a day with him on the campaign trail squared off Thursday morning on CNN over his refusal to be alone with her.… read the full article

Fewer F-35s? Air Force Looks to Buy 80 F-15Xs Instead

A mistake?

by Dario Leone | The National Interest

Nevertheless as Richard Aboulafia, an aerospace analyst with the Teal Group of Fairfax, Virginia, said in an email to Bloomberg “The U.S. Air Force fighter budget is unlikely to grow by much, so the fear is that replacing the F-15 fleet, rather than upgrading the old F-15s, would take cash away from F-35 procurement.”

As we have reported, the U.S.… read the full article

Exclusive: Singapore cautions wealth managers on aggressively courting HK business

By Anshuman Daga and Sumeet Chatterjee | Reuters

FILE PHOTO: People walking past office buildings at the central business district in Singapore

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Singapore has cautioned wealth managers against aggressively marketing their services or making other efforts to woo clients to the city state by capitalizing on rival Hong Kong’s political turmoil, people with knowledge of the matter said.… read the full article