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Aerial Assault drone is armed with hacking weapons LAS VEGAS: Hackers' arsenal on Sunday was beefed up with a drone armed with weapons to crack into wireless computer networks at close range, whether they be in skyscrapers or walled compounds.David Jordan of US-based Aerial Assault was at an infamous Def Con hacker gathering showing off a drone that could be dispatched on missions to land atop buildings or hover outside walls and probe for cracks in computer networks."There has never been this capability before," Jordan said as he showed the drone to AFP.The drone was equipped with software tools used to perform the kind of "penetration testing" done by hackers or computer security professionals who seek vulnerabilities in computer networks.As with drones previously launched by hackers, the Aerial Assault model scans for unsecured wireless connections to networks, according to Jordan.Along with assessing weaknesses of networks, the drone logs precise GPS coordinates of a target and takes all the ...

Trump refuses to apologize for 'blood' remark WASHINGTON: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Sunday refused to apologize for a crude attack on a female Fox News journalist that sparked widespread outrage, insisting he was misunderstood.The brash billionaire -- who is leading a packed Republican field of White House hopefuls -- found himself at the center of controversy after seeming to suggest that Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators of last week's presidential debate, was tough on him because she was menstruating."You ...
Software eccentric McAfee arrested for DUI: US media WASHINGTON: John McAfee, the reclusive anti-virus software creator who in recent years has had recurring trouble with the law, was arrested in the US this week for driving under the influence, American media reported.CNN reported that McAfee was arrested in the US state of Tennessee, where he now resides.He was also charged during his arrest with possessing a gun while intoxicated and reportedly has been freed on a $5,000 bond.After being released, McAfee told CNBC ...
Key Democrats turn against Obama's Iran deal WASHINGTON: Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer announced on Thursday he would vote against the Iran nuclear deal, in a blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to sell the measure.The decision by the influential Jewish lawmaker was quickly matched by another leading Democrat, Eliot Engel, the ranking Democrat on the House foreign affairs committee."Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed," Schumer, the number three Democrat in the ...
Obama to evoke ghosts of Iraq, Soviet Union in Iran plea WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will present the Iran nuclear debate as the most momentous US foreign policy decision since the Iraq war Wednesday, in a fresh history-evoking bid to win support.In the address to the American University in Washington, Obama will frame Congress' polarizing debate over the deal as "the most consequential" since lawmakers in 2002 backed George W. Bush's drive to war, according to a White House official.Obama has long argued that vote represented ...
Canada set for election amid concern over economy and security OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called general elections for October 19, kicking off a campaign for a fourth straight term in power amid a sluggish economy.Harper, in power since 2006, dissolved parliament after meeting with Governor General David Johnston, the representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada's nominal head of state in this Commonwealth country.Voters will be choosing all 338 members of the House of Commons, 30 more than in the last election ...
Clinton unfazed by possible Biden White House run: aide WASHINGTON: A top Hillary Clinton staffer told CNN Sunday that the former first lady's campaign team is unfazed by news that Vice President Joe Biden is giving serious consideration to a White House bid."We'll let him make his decision," Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton's campaign spokeswoman, told CNN."However hard it is to secure the Democratic nomination is however hard it is. We have no illusions. We never thought that this was going to be easy," Palmieri said.News ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 05, 2015
Reserves $18.349 bln