WannaCry successor is new ‘Doomsday’ SMB worm that uses 7 NSA hacking tools

News broke today of follow-up worm to the WannaCry malware was used in a global cyber-attack last Friday. WannaCry used a pair of NSA hacking tools to spread and install malware, EternalRocks has a further five NSA tools in its malicious toolbox, making a total of seven. This makes it more dangerous in terms of being able to potentially infect more PCs in an even swifter manner than WannaCry managed.

http://brn.firetrench.com

Continue reading

Hackers hit Russian bank customers

Following a news report that Russian investigators have uncovered a hacking campaign where “malware planted on Android mobile devices [was used] to steal from domestic bank customers”, Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault calls for mobile users to be more aware and to understand the risks associated when accessing information from insecure sites saying:

http://brn.firetrench.com

Continue reading

Bookpick: Spring Selection

Bookpick: Spring Selection

by BigJules

This selection covers a broad range of topics including what we can learn from ship models, the life of a Yorkshire bargeman and a scholarly compilation of the importance of the sea in history And there’s also a delightful book about London’s weird and wonderful places, many of which would have been familiar to my hero Thomas Kydd and his fellow Georgians. Whether it’s an addition to your library or just a good holiday read, I hope there’s something for everyone in this eclectic selection.

— ♥ —

http://nthn.firetrench.com

http://adn.firetrench.com

Continue reading

FOILING BAY: Julien Villon crowned 2017 King of The Bay 2017!

Key points:


– The first French event to be 100 % dedicated to foiling boats and boards.
– 4 days of racing on foils from 18th – 21st May.
– 5 disciplines on the same race area.
– Over 100 competitors from 9 different nations.
– 1st World Foiling Stand Up Paddle Event.
– Various onshore activities and entertainment.
– Rights-free photos and videos are available daily during the event.

http://bbn.firetrench.com

Continue reading

Marion Bermuda Race to the Rock

Marion Bermuda Race to the Rock
By Talbot Wilson

Marion MA- May 23, 2017: Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 and all information required on the entry forms must be completed by then. Entries now stand at 51 yachts. The start of this blue-water classic is June 9 from Marion, The race finishes in the midst of America’s Cup activity in Bermuda some four or five days later.

http://bbn.firetrench.com

Continue reading

Samui Regatta – AY Race Report 2

Goto Samui Regatta
Goto 2016-17 AYGP Microsite16th Samui Regatta 2017

2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

AY Race Report 2

Skippers looking for consistency
By AY MultiMedia
May 23rd, Koh Samui, Thailand: Despite the grim looking weather forecast and the mirror like surface in Chaweng Bay this morning, the early wind scouts found 12 to 15 knot Westerly, blowing down the Strait between Samui and Koh Phangan. The tropical depression formed over the Nicobar Islands to the West of Phuket, is moving slower than expected and producing the Westerly flow we’re experiencing. With a smile on the dial, PRO Ross Chisholm fired away one windward / leeward race, then the IRC Racers and Multihull’s joined the Cruising Class, on a 26nm Coastal course between the islands. After yesterdays opening rounds, things are getting serious, with crews more than ever determined to please the skippers in their quest for consistency and the elusive silverware, for their trophy cabinets. Goto AY Photo Gallery for the latest images.

http://bbn.firetrench.com

Continue reading

Rockwell Collins unveils Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics upgrade for Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft

Pro Line Fusion® provides a turn-key integrated avionics solution to meet aviation regulatory mandates while modernizing the flight experience.

  • Only turn-key integrated avionics upgrade for the Challenger 604 aircraft that complies with aviation regulatory mandates and updates display technology
  • Modernized flight experience through touchscreen navigation, synthetic vision, and graphical flight planning

GENEVA, Switzerland (May 21, 2017) – Rockwell Collins today announced a new Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics upgrade for the Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft. Working closely with Bombardier as the original aircraft manufacturer and Nextant Aerospace as the installation design certification lead, this sole all-in-one solution will comply with pending mandates while modernizing the flight experience for pilots. The Pro Line Fusion upgrade is expected to be certified by fall of 2018 and available exclusively through Bombardier and Nextant Aerospace.

“The Challenger 604 is a highly-valued, long-haul aircraft that owners want to continue flying well into the future,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “This becomes the third aircraft platform to have the Pro Line Fusion aftermarket upgrade option, continuing our ongoing effort to provide owners with a means to keep their aircraft relevant with modern technology, enhanced situational awareness for pilots and aviation regulatory mandate compliance.”

The Pro Line Fusion upgrade replaces the factory-installed CRT displays with three 14.1-inch widescreen displays which feature advanced graphics, configurable windows and touchscreen interfaces. This upgrade brings a whole new set of beneficial options to the Challenger 604 aircraft, including:

  • A fully loaded package of baseline equipment for operation in modernizing global airspace—ADS-B mandate compliance, SBAS-capable GNSS, localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) approaches, radius-to-fix (RF) legs and more
  • Optional FANS and Link 2000+ EASA mandate compliance
  • Synthetic vision as a standard feature, including extended runway centerlines with mile markers to better orient the pilot from top of descent through final approach
  • Touch-interactive maps with eyes-forward flight planning, real-time onboard weather radar overlays, and special-use airspace and search patterns for expanded situational awareness and reduced workload
  • Geo-referenced electronic navigation charts that display own-ship aircraft position for enhanced situational awareness during approaches and on taxi
  • Easy and fast database updates using a standard USB drive port on the front of the displays, or the optional Aircraft Information Manager (AIM) wireless data loading service.

To ensure compliance with aviation regulatory mandates and to take full advantage of this opportunity, owners can contact Bombardier or Nextant Aerospace to start planning for the upgrade.