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Global Markets Head Lower

Global stock markets headed lower at the end of a turbulent month that was dominated by concerns over China and the timing of a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate rise.

Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

While executives in the Gulf see opportunities, the region’s governments remain at loggerheads on other issues.

Fed Appears to Hold Line on Rate Plan

Federal Reserve officials emerged from a week of head-spinning financial turbulence largely sticking to their plan to raise U.S. interest rates before the end of the year. 73

Austria Toughens Controls Amid Migrant Crisis

Austrian police have toughened controls in the country’s eastern border region close to Hungary in response to last week’s discovery of 71 dead migrants in an abandoned truck.

Islamic State Blows Up Temple of Bel in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State has partially destroyed Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in a massive explosion, the latest in a series of attacks by the militants on the Syrian city’s famed historic sites. 95

Scores Injured in Ukraine Protest Blast

About fifty members of Ukraine’s National Guard were injured, four of them seriously, in a blast outside parliament, as fighting broke out between protesters and law-enforcement personnel following a controversial vote on the country’s constitution.

Eurozone Inflation Stays Low

Eurozone consumer prices were barely higher than a year earlier in August, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank to consider additional stimulus measures to bring inflation closer to its target near 2%.

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China’s Two-Yuan Dilemma

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Betrügerische Android-App macht PCs zur Abhörwanze

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Insbesondere unter Android-Nutzer sind Apps beliebt, die das Smartphones schneller machen sollen – beispielsweise, indem sie angeblich ungenutzten Arbeitsspeicher wieder freigeben. Einige dieser Apps haben einen begrenzten Nutzen, viele andere sind Unsinn – und einige sogar gefährlich.

Eine dieser Apps ist sogar eine neue Art von bislang noch nicht gesehener Schadsoftware: Mitarbeiter des Antivirusspezialisten Kaspersky Lab haben eine dieser Apps analysiert und kommen zu dem Ergebnis, dass sie das Android-Smartphone als Einfallstor für den Windows-PC öffnen. Das berichten die Experten im Securelist-Blog von Kaspersky. Die IT-Experten kannten bislang nur den umgekehrten Weg.

Die App war im offiziellen Google-Play-Store verfügbar. Insbesondere unter dem Namen „Superclean“ war das Programm recht populär und hatte überwiegend gute Bewertungen.

Wird die App ausgeführt, speichert sie dem Bericht zufolge eine ausführbare Windows-Datei namens svchosts.exe auf einen austauschbaren SD-Karten-Speicher. Wird das Smartphone im USB-Speicher-Modus mit einem Windows-PC verbunden, startet die ausführbare Datei auf nicht aktualisieren Windows-Systemen automatisch. Allerdings hat Microsoft diese automatische Ausführung von Dateien auf USB-Speichern vor einiger Zeit via Software-Update für Windows XP, Vista und 7 deaktiviert. Betroffen von der Sicherheitslücke sind daher nur Nutzer, die die Microsoft-Updates nicht eingespielt haben. Nach Microsoft-Angaben sind das aber immerhin rund 10 Prozent.

Hinter der Datei verbirgt sich eine bereits bekannte Schadsoftware für Windows namens Backdoor.MSIL.Ssucl.a – eine nicht besonders ausgefeilte Malware, wie das Kaspersky-Blog kommentiert. Interessant an der Software ist allerdings, dass sie das Mikrofon eines Windows-PCs anzapfen kann. Außerdem kann sie Dateien des PC wie Fotos und Kontaktinformationen auf die Server der Kriminellen speichern.

Erschreckend ist, dass die Software bis vor kurzem noch im offiziellen Google-Store verfügbar war. Dort ist sie inzwischen in beiden Varianten gelöscht worden – doch in anderen Stores ist sie nach wie vor erhältlich. Google reagierte auf eine Bitte um Stellungnahme kurzfristig nicht.

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Global Markets Head Lower

Global stock markets headed lower at the end of a turbulent month that was dominated by concerns over China and the timing of a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate rise.

Iran Deal Could Open Door to Gulf Businesses

While executives in the Gulf see opportunities, the region’s governments remain at loggerheads on other issues.

Fed Appears to Hold Line on Rate Plan

Federal Reserve officials emerged from a week of head-spinning financial turbulence largely sticking to their plan to raise U.S. interest rates before the end of the year. 73

Austria Toughens Controls Amid Migrant Crisis

Austrian police have toughened controls in the country’s eastern border region close to Hungary in response to last week’s discovery of 71 dead migrants in an abandoned truck.

Islamic State Blows Up Temple of Bel in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State has partially destroyed Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in a massive explosion, the latest in a series of attacks by the militants on the Syrian city’s famed historic sites. 95

Scores Injured in Ukraine Protest Blast

About fifty members of Ukraine’s National Guard were injured, four of them seriously, in a blast outside parliament, as fighting broke out between protesters and law-enforcement personnel following a controversial vote on the country’s constitution.

Eurozone Inflation Stays Low

Eurozone consumer prices were barely higher than a year earlier in August, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank to consider additional stimulus measures to bring inflation closer to its target near 2%.

Apple’s Ad Blockers Rile Publishers

Apple’s move to make it easier to block ads on iPhones and iPads is troubling publishers and heightening tensions with its Silicon Valley neighbors like Google. 66

Personal Tech

Google OnHub Review: The Wi-Fi Router Gets a Brain

The search giant enters the home networking category, and makes your old router look stupid.

Iliad Lifted by New Mobile Clients

Iliad said net profit rose 16% in the first half as the French low-cost telecom company continued to win over new mobile clients with its ultracheap tariff plans.

Alibaba Targets Rural China for E-Commerce Growth

China e-commerce titans Alibaba and JD.com, facing a slowdown in the growth of their core urban customers, are battling to crack a new frontier: the sprawling countryside with some 600 million potential shoppers.

The Only Bank This Hip-Hop Mogul Will Use

Low-profile Signature Bank has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing lenders, attracting a fan base ranging from hip-hop mogul Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo to former Congressman Barney Frank.

Gold Prices Fall as Traders Mull U.S. Monetary Policy

Gold prices fell on Monday as investors focused on the impact of recent upbeat U.S. economic reports on future monetary policy action from the Federal Reserve.

China’s Two-Yuan Dilemma

Since China devalued the yuan on Aug. 11, the spread between its value in Hong Kong and in the mainland has widened—a complication for Beijing’s ambitions to raise the currency’s global profile.

Lawyer’s Offstage Acts Threaten Record Pact

When federal agents showed up at Keila Ravelo’s home three days before Christmas, they kicked off a chain of events that could send her to prison and scuttle the biggest antitrust settlement in U.S. history. 87

Suppliers Feel Pain as Coal Miners Struggle

As big coal miners struggle, their equipment suppliers—thousands of businesses sprinkled throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky—are scrambling to find new customers anywhere they can. 107

Eni Reports Huge Natural-Gas Discovery off Egypt

Eni SpA said it made a massive natural-gas discovery off the coast of Egypt in what the Italian oil-and-gas company is calling the largest ever find in the Mediterranean Sea.

China Slowdown to Hit Asia Electronics Supply Chain

After several years of torrid expansion, the slowdown in smartphone sales in China is expected to hit Asian parts suppliers.

U.K. Approves Giant North Sea Gas Project

A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S said it has received approval to develop the $4.5 billion Culzean gas field, the largest new find in the U.K. North Sea for a decade.

Canadian Oil Sands Halts Crude Production at Syncrude

Canadian Oil Sands Ltd.has halted production at its Syncrude project in northern Alberta after a fire damaged equipment at its synthetic crude oil processing facility.

China ‘Punishes’ Nearly 200 People for Spreading Rumors

Sweep targets people who the government said spread false Internet rumors regarding the stock-market turmoil and deadly blasts in Tianjin.

U.A.E. Takes Lead in Southern Yemen

U.A.E. forces prevented Houthi rebels in Yemen from overrunning the Yemeni port city of Aden and now also reluctantly find themselves in the business of nation-building.

Biden Faces Narrow Path

As Vice President Joe Biden weighs a presidential bid, he must confront a number of fundamental questions. Among them: Does he have a viable path through an electoral map that is becoming more treacherous? 288

France to Finance Tax Cuts With Cost Savings

The French government says it can find $2.2 billion worth of savings in 2016 to pay for tax cuts for households without sacrificing France’s commitment to reduce the budget deficit.

Climate Change Builds as 2016 Issue

President Barack Obama’s trip to Alaska’s Arctic on Monday will likely reverberate much farther south, on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, where global warming is expected to emerge as a key issue. 346

Video

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38

Lebanese ‘Stink’ Protest Turns Toward Politicians

2:11

Buzz Aldrin Developing Plan to Colonize Mars

1:09