Google removes 17 Android apps doing WAP billing fraud from the Play Store


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Securing Your Mobile Enterprise

Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren’t managed properly. We look at the latest wisdom and best practices for securing the mobile workforce.

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Google has removed this week 17 Android applications from the official Play Store. The 17 apps, spotted by security researchers from Zscaler, were infected with the Joker (aka Bread) malware.

“This spyware is designed to steal SMS messages, contact lists, and device information, along with silently signing up the victim for premium wireless application protocol (WAP) services,” Zscaler security researcher Viral Gandhi said this week.

The 17 malicious apps were uploaded on the Play Store this month and didn’t get a chance to gain a following, having been downloaded more than 120,000 times before being detected.

The names of the 17 apps were:

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Alabama makes 2020 feel routine with 38-19 win over Missouri

Alabama football’s offseason felt different. Its season-opening win over Missouri did not.

In a surprisingly predictable game that featured few of the twists we have come to expect in 2020, the Crimson Tide made quick work of its first opponent in a routine and familiar way.

Alabama beat Missouri, 38-19, picking up where it left off last season with a Citrus Bowl win over Michigan.

An efficient Mac Jones? Check. The redshirt junior completed 18-of-24 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in three quarters of clean action.

Jaylen Waddle as Jones’ favorite target? Check. After Waddle scored three times offensively in the Iron Bowl, he added two more receiving touchdowns Saturday to begin his third, and likely final, season in the SEC.

Najee Harris as the engine of the Alabama offense? Check. The senior ended last season with 12 rushing touchdowns in his final seven games, and

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Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Trims Stock Position in CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE)

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp lowered its stake in shares of CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) by 30.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 39,259 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 16,802 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp’s holdings in CubeSmart were worth $1,060,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in CubeSmart by 262.3% in the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 140,560 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,504,000 after acquiring an additional 101,763 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its holdings in CubeSmart by 58.8% in the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group

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Economic outlook: JPMorgan cuts US GDP forecast on lack of stimulus

  • JPMorgan is the latest Wall Street bank to slash its forecast for US economic growth because of weakened hopes for near-term stimulus.
  • The bank on Thursday lowered its fourth-quarter 2020 estimate to 2.5% from 3.5% and cut its first-quarter 2021 growth forecast to 2% from 2.5%.
  • The lack of fresh fiscal aid has an “immediate impact” on household incomes and will drive a contraction in disposable income into 2021, Michael Feroli, the bank’s chief economist, said in a note.
  • JPMorgan projected that the absence of a new stimulus measure would also lower the 2021 federal deficit to $2 trillion from $3.5 trillion.
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Dwindling odds of a new stimulus deal are driving economists to tamper expectations for US economic growth. JPMorgan on Thursday became the latest Wall Street giant to follow suit.

Michael Feroli, the bank’s chief economist, lowered his gross-domestic-product estimates for the

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COVID-19 Outbreak- Global Titanium Ore Mining Market 2020 Key Players, Industry Overview, Supply Chain and Analysis to 2025

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Sep 23, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “Titanium Ore Mining market” competitive landscape provides particulars and data information by players. The report offers complete analysis and accurate statistics on revenue by the player for the period 2020-2020. Details included are company description, major business, company total revenue and the sales, revenue generated in Titanium Ore Mining business, the date to enter into the Titanium Ore Mining market, Titanium Ore Mining product introduction, and recent developments. It also offers detailed analysis supported by reliable statistics on revenue by players

Under COVID-19 outbreak globally, this report provides 360 degrees of analysis from supply chain, import and export control to regional government policy and future influence on the industry. Detailed analysis about market status (2015-2020), enterprise competition pattern, advantages and disadvantages of enterprise products, industry development trends (2020-2025), regional industrial

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Laser Cutting Heads Market Analysis Report| Business Insights, market conditions, company overviews Business Opportunities and predictions of 2026

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Laser Cutting Heads Market 2020 Report offers a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Global Laser Cutting Heads Market along with competitive landscape, Laser Cutting Heads Market share and revenue forecasts 2026. This report is a valuable source of guidance for companies and individuals offering Industry Chain Structure, Business Strategies and Proposals for New Project Investments.

The Global Laser Cutting Heads market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins.

This report studies the Laser Cutting Heads market size (value and volume) by

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Channel Arbitrage And Other Ways Fintech Is Disrupting Financial Services

Technology is shifting the way industries market to, acquire, and serve consumers. To understand how technology will impact the financial services industry, I turned to Jonathan Metrick, the Chief Growth Officer for Portage Ventures, a fintech focused VC. Below are his insights.

Kimberly Whitler: How does your experience provide a unique perspective on tech and the financial services industry?

Jonathan Metrick: My unique perspective comes from my experience on both the investing & operating sides of fintech (financial technology). My role as Chief Growth Officer at Portage Ventures allows me to see the breadth of the industry, by advising over a dozen fintech businesses across our global portfolio on marketing & growth. Prior to this role, I was the CMO of Policygenius, the leading insurtech marketplace in the US, where I gained deep expertise building a marketing division of +40 and helping scale the business 10x in three

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6 Tips for Getting Started With Project Management

Project management is a tough job. Teams and organizations are trying to work leaner, and often that means eliminating the role of a dedicated project manager. While it’s still possible to earn an advanced degree in the subject, it’s not uncommon for people with little to no experience to find themselves thrust into the role of project manager, often on top of their official job. While this can be an overwhelming experience, there’s so much powerful software for project management on the market that a small project or two may not require a project manager at all.

Get Organized

If you don’t have much experience managing projects, here are some pointers to get you started. Many thanks to Peter Clarkson, formerly of Maestro Development, and Jason Westland, CEO of, for their insight on an earlier version of this article.

1. Make Sure You Have a Project

Before you start trying to

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Karrie Neurauter, daughter who pleaded guilty to helping her father plan to kill her mother, released

Correspondent Erin Moriarty and “48 Hours” investigate the death of a Corning, N.Y., mother of three and the investigation into what really happened in “Karrie’s Choice,” airing Saturday, February 8 at 10/9c on CBS.  

Karrie Neurauter, a former engineering student who confessed to helping her father kill her mother in August 2017, is now out of prison on parole. Authorities confirmed that Neurauter was released from Albion Correctional Facility on January 16.

In 2017, 19-year-old Karrie Neurauter was given an ultimatum by her father: help him kill her mother or risk him taking his own life. Karrie says that Lloyd Neurauter, 47, told her that he couldn’t afford to pay child support to his ex-wife 46-year-old Michele Neurauter anymore. The former couple had three daughters — one a minor who was still living with Michele. Lloyd Neurauter’s solution was to murder Michele, Karrie says, and he had threatened to kill

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App-based food delivery companies must work with restaurants under new California law

Two new California laws will require app-based delivery companies to more closely work with local restaurants before advertising their menu options and drivers to ensure the safety of meals while the orders are in transit.

a hand holding a cellphone: App-based companies like GrubHub will have to sign agreements with local restaurants under a new California law. (GrubHub)

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App-based companies like GrubHub will have to sign agreements with local restaurants under a new California law. (GrubHub)

The laws signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom are the latest effort by state lawmakers to ratchet up oversight of an industry that has resisted attempts at regulation as it grows rapidly in size and profitability.


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The most far-reaching of the laws, signed by Newsom on Wednesday, requires companies such as DoorDash, Grub Hub, Postmates and Uber Eats to sign formal agreements with local restaurants before advertising food delivery to their customers. Its supporters say that restaurant owners might not know their food is being advertised or delivered by the app-based company, leaving the

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