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Hackers Find Ways Around Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook-Fix (Cybersecurity)

#cybersecurity #microsoft

Source: Wired

Asian Markets Drop After New US-China Dispute (Market Trading)


Asian stocks declined on Wednesday after the United States House of Representatives passed the bill condemning alleged human rights violations committed by the Chinese government officials in the province of Xinjiang. Chinese Foreign Ministry urged Washington to stop interfering in its internal matters.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stated that reaching a "proper" trade deal with Beijing is more significant than the particular moment it gets finalized, while a report claimed that even if it gets to that point, the presidents of the two countries will not be present at the signing.

Meanwhile, IHS Markit reported that the Chinese service sector reached a 7-month high in November.

Nikkei 225 index decreased by 1.25% at 3:30 am CET. The Shanghai Composite dipped 0.30% at 3:56 am CET and the Shenzhen Composite Index was flat at 4:15 am CET. The Hang Seng was 1.25% lower concurrently, while South Korean Kospi dropped 1.26% at 4:13 am CET. The S&P/ASX 200 lost 1.70% at the same time.

The dollar fell by 0.11% compared to the yen, going for 108.5170 at 4:23 am CET

Older Adults are Being Targeted by Cybercrimes Because They Have More Money in Their Accounts (Cybersecurity)

#cybersecurity #cybercrimes

US Stocks Slump, Dow Hits 1-Month Low (Market Trading)


Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday on increased doubts over whether a trade agreement between the US and China can be reached after President Trump said a deal might only happen next year. On Monday, Washington announced tariffs on US steel and aluminium imports from Brazil and Argentina and threatened to impose duties on some French products. The Dow Jones lost 421 points or 1.5% to one-month low, the S&P 500 declined 38 points or 1.2% and the Nasdaq traded 105 points or 1.2% lower around 10:30 AM NY time.

FTSE MIB Index decreased 2.37% (Market Trading)

#ftsemib100 #euro

Italy Stock Market decreased 551 points. Losses were driven by Recordati (-4.73%), A2A (-4.22%) and Snam (-3.55%).

Crude Build Disappoints Oil Bulls (Market Trading)


The American Petroleum Institute (API) has estimated a crude oil inventory build of 3.639 million barrels for the week ending November 21, compared to analyst expectations of a 418,000-barrel draw in inventory.

Last week saw a build in crude oil inventories of 5.954 million barrels, according to API data. The EIA’s estimates, however, reported a build of 1.4-million barrels for that week.

After today’s inventory move, the net draw has swung into build territory for the year, standing at 830,000 barrels for the 48-week reporting period so far, using API data.

US Stocks Book New Records (Market Trading)


Wall Street edged higher to fresh highs on Tuesday, as prospects for a limited deal between China and the US brightened. On Tuesday, Beijing and US trade negotiators spoke by phone and offered a positive message that talks continue to progress. China’s Commerce Ministry said both countries “reached a consensus on properly resolving related issues.” On the corporate side, retailers outperformed after Best Buy posted better than expected quarterly earnings and raised its fiscal 2020 earnings forecast. The Dow Jones gained 54 points or 0.2% to 28122. The S&P 500 added 7 points or 0.2% to 3141. The Nasdaq climbed 15 points or 0.2% to 8648. 

US Stock Markets Close at New Record Highs (Market Trading)

#s&p500 #DOW

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.68%. The Nasdaq 100 jumped 1.21%. The S&P 500 increased 0.75%.

The euro was down 0.10% against the dollar to change hands for 1.10116 at 3:59 pm. At the same time, the pound rose 0.51% to $1.2902..

Wall Street Opens Higher (Market Trading)


United States equities started Monday's trading session in green amid optimistic news regarding the trade war between Washington and Beijing. Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesperson expressed hope the two countries will work together on "equality and mutual respect-based trade deal." Hours later, however, Beijing also accused the US stifles other countries' economies and foreign enterprises without a valid reason.

In business news, LVMH Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton SE confirmed its $16.2 billion acquisition of American jeweler Tiffany & Co. The Charles Schwab Corp. announced it was acquiring The TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. for approximately $26 billion.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.15%. The Nasdaq 100 rose 0.45% eBay Inc. rose the most on the news it was selling its online ticket exchange service StubHub. The S&P 500 increased 0.24%.

The euro fell 0.14% at 9:29 am ET, to change hands for $1.10070. The pound gained 0.25% to $1.28692 at the same time.

Hackers Warn of Voting Machine Vulnerabilities (Cybersecurity)

#cyber #cybersecurity #voting

Russia's ‘Sandworm’ Hackers Targeted Android Phones (Cybersecurity)

#russia #intelligence #hackers

The Kremlin is at it again.

Source: Wired

Dow and S&P 500 Fall for Third Day


Wall Street extended losses on Thursday as recent developments on US-China trade talks continued to weigh. Reuters reported that a deal is unlikely this year while the South China Morning Post said both countries are on the “doorstep” of reaching a deal, citing sources close to the White House. Political tensions between the world's largest economies could also delay negotiations after the US House of Representatives passed two bills intended to support protesters in Hong Kong, which are expected to be sign into law by President Trump. The Dow Jones fell 92 points or 0.3%; the S&P 500 slid 9 points or 0.3%; and the Nasdaq dropped 23 points or 0.3% around 10:30 AM NY time.

Currency/Commodites Update (Market Trading)


Top currency gainers are USDMXN (0.85%), USDZAR (0.42%) and USDCAD (0.41%). Biggest losers are AUDUSD (-0.41%), NZDUSD (-0.29%) and USDINR (-0.11%).

Top commodity gainers are Coffee (6.09%), Steel (3.43%) and Oat (3.28%). Biggest losers are Cocoa (-2.38%), Lean Hogs (-2.26%) and Lumber (-1.19%).

Indian Law Permits Gov to Snoop on Citizen’s Devices (Cybersecurity)

#privacy #rights #cybersecurity

Source: Techcrunch

European Stocks Pared Gains on Overseas Concerns (Market Trading)


European stock markets closed mixed on Tuesday, after US shares pulled back from record highs amid weak earnings results and growing concerns about US President Donald Trump impeachment as the hearings in the US House of Representatives heat up. The DAX 30 added 14 points, or 0.1% to 13,221; the FTSE 100 gained 16 points, or 0.2% to 7,324; while the CAC 40 lost 21 points, or 0.4% to 5,909; and the FTSE MIB retreated 135 points, or 0.6% to 23,329. 

Burglars Really Do Use Bluetooth Scanners to Find Laptops and Phones (Cybersecurity)

Good read. From an operational security perspective, avoid carrying the laptop if possible. Disable the bluetooth on both phone and laptop and use wired headphones to for all voice/video calls

Source: Wired

US Stocks Fall from Record High (Market Trading)

#DOW #Nasdaq

Wall Street opened slightly lower on Monday, with three major stock market indexes falling from a record high reached in the previous session as investors remain cautious about a US-China trade deal. The mood was shortly lifted after Chinese media Xinhua reported on Saturday, that Vice Premier Liu He had a phone call with US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Trade Representative Lighthizer as US and China are trying to narrow differences surrounding a “phase-one” trade deal. Yet, on Monday, CNBC defied expectations reporting that 'the mood in Beijing about trade deal is pessimistic' after Chinese officials were troubled by President Trump’s comment that there was no agreement on rolling back tariffs. The Dow Jones traded around the flatline, the S&P 500 went down 6 points or 0.2% and the Nasdaq traded 25 points or 0.3% lower around 7 minutes after the opening bell.

How to Lock Down Your Health and Fitness Data (Cybersecurity)

Source: Wired

US Stocks Close Mixed (Market Trading)

#stocks #DOW

United States stock markets ended Wednesday's trading session mixed on comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues. Meanwhile, media reported trade talks between Washington and Beijing faltered over the purchase of US agricultural products by China. On the data front, the US Treasury Department reported budget deficit increased to $134 billion in October.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.32% at the closing bell, reaching another all-time high. The Walt Disney Company was the best performer, jumping over 7% on the news its new streaming service reached over ten million subscribers in just two days. The Nasdaq 100 traded just 0.05% lower, with Biogen Inc. losing 3.27%. The S&P 500 gained 0.07%, also finishing at a new peak, as Congra Brands Inc. increased 2.65%.

The euro and the pound were both flat against the greenback at 4:02 pm ET, selling for $1.10078 and $1.28543 respectively.

Female-founded Companies See More Funding (Startups)