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Stocks Fall Ahead of Jobs Report

Global stock markets fell ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade.

Migrant Crisis Divides Europe

Germany and France press the rest of Europe to end squabbling over its exploding numbers of refugees. 137

Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose relatives’ efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed, according to media and Kurdish activists. 630

Chinese Navy Ships Passed Through U.S. Territorial Waters

The Pentagon said that five Chinese navy ships operating off Alaska entered U.S. territorial waters, but they complied with international law.

The American Veterans Who Fight ISIS

A former Army Ranger and a decorated Marine are among U.S. veterans volunteering to join Kurdish fighters against Islamic State in Syria.

Inside Israel’s Bid to Derail Iran Pact

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has undertaken a high-stakes campaign to persuade Congress to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement, leaving the White House infuriated and many Democrats resentful. 164

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China’s Smartphone Sector Set for Shakeout

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Betrügerische Android-App macht PCs zur Abhörwanze

Kaspersky Lab

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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Stocks Fall Ahead of Jobs Report

Global stock markets fell ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade.

Migrant Crisis Divides Europe

Germany and France press the rest of Europe to end squabbling over its exploding numbers of refugees. 137

Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose relatives’ efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed, according to media and Kurdish activists. 630

Chinese Navy Ships Passed Through U.S. Territorial Waters

The Pentagon said that five Chinese navy ships operating off Alaska entered U.S. territorial waters, but they complied with international law.

The American Veterans Who Fight ISIS

A former Army Ranger and a decorated Marine are among U.S. veterans volunteering to join Kurdish fighters against Islamic State in Syria.

Inside Israel’s Bid to Derail Iran Pact

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has undertaken a high-stakes campaign to persuade Congress to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement, leaving the White House infuriated and many Democrats resentful. 164

G-20 Seeks Reassurances that China Plans to Calm Markets

Global finance leaders meeting in Turkey this week are seeking details from Chinese officials on how Beijing plans to calm turbulent markets and prevent a collapse in the world’s second-largest economy.

Analysis

Daimler, Renault Reboot Tiny Car

Daimler is taking another crack at the U.S. market for ultra-compacts with a retooled version of its ForTwo Smart car built through a collaboration that could become a benchmark for other auto makers.

BASF, Gazprom Renew Abandoned Asset-Swap Plan

Germany’s BASF and Russia’s Gazprom will complete an asset-swap deal signed in December 2013 but called off late last year amid mounting political tensions between Russia and the West.

Volkswagen CFO Nominated as Board Chairman

The largest shareholder of Europe’s biggest auto maker nominated the company’s finance chief to become the next chairman of the VW supervisory board.

China’s Smartphone Sector Set for Shakeout

Huawei’s sales of smartphones and other consumer products are holding up in China despite slowing economic growth, with global revenue from the Chinese telecom-equipment maker’s retail business set to grow 30% next year to more than $20 billion.

E-Book Sales Weaken Amid Higher Prices

E-book revenue is falling, and some people in the publishing industry say it is partly because of the higher prices that have resulted from new contracts negotiated with Amazon. 63

ECB Willing to Expand Stimulus Amid Growth Worry

ECB President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs and projected slower-than-expected economic growth in the eurozone, as well as lower inflation rates.

Private-Equity Firms Plunge Back Into the Oil Patch

Private-equity firms are doubling down on energy, despite heavy damage from their last adventure in the sector.

UBS Building Virtual Coin For Mainstream Banking

Swiss bank UBS is working on a prototype virtual currency that it hopes will be used by banks and financial institutions as a basis to settle mainstream financial markets transactions.

Traders Ride the ETF Roller Coaster

Mom-and-pop investors who trade in exchange-traded funds and notes linked to commodities have experienced some of the roughest volatility over the past several weeks.

U.S. Will Help Military, Diplomatic Families Leave Turkey

The U.S. has offered to help relatives of American military and diplomatic personnel stationed at Incirlik Air Base and a nearby consulate to leave Turkey, a cautionary move following the start of military operations directed against Islamic State.

Saudi King’s Visit a Chance to Invigorate U.S. Alliance

King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives Friday for his first White House visit at a pivotal time, when the two allies are trying to maintain their lukewarm agreement on the Iran nuclear deal while striving for new commitments.

Middle East Crossroads

Yemen’s Unity Frays in Leaderless Aden

The battles of recent months have reopened historic divisions between Yemen’s north and south, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.

Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over Gay Marriage Licenses

A federal judge declared a Kentucky county clerk who opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds in contempt of court for defying his order to issue marriage licenses, and sent the clerk to jail until she complies. 2458

Fashion

How Fashion Experts Shop the High Street

Despite the crowds, the lines and the overpacked rails, there are real gems to be found in mainstream stores—you just need to know how to find them.

Theater

Michael Grandage: A Director’s DNA

With ‘Photograph 51’ at London’s Noël Coward Theatre, the acclaimed director coaxes Nicole Kidman back onstage for an exploration of the passion and poetry of science.

Going Native in NYC: 8 Things to Do as an Expat in the Big Apple

You’re relocating to the Center of the Universe, a.k.a. the Capital of the World, a.k.a. the City That Never Sleeps. So what do you do to embrace New York?

Adventure & Travel

Not Far From Prague, a Czech Village Worth Rhapsodizing About

The frozen-in-time town of Český Krumlov has scenery and history—and beer—that keeps travelers coming back.

Video

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Describes His Sorrow

1:52

Migrant Crisis: The Schengen Agreement Explained

1:55

Tesla's New Model X SUV Finally Set for Delivery

2:25