Cybersecurity Experts: Stop Sending Troops Into Combat With Personal Tablets, Smartphones

U.S. Air Force Combat Control JTACs from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron call for close air support from an A-10 Thunderbolt II while attending the Air Force's JTAC Advanced Instructor Course

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Practice raises alarm after Navy IG report confirms hacking vulnerabilities in mapping apps

Special operators and other troops must stop taking their unsecured personal tablets and smart phones into combat after an internal Navy investigation found that mapping applications can be hacked by hostile actors, cybersecurity experts warn. Continue reading

Germany expecting up to 800,000 asylum seekers this year

Germany is expecting four times as many asylum seekers this year, with Berlin calling for European action on the crisis

Germany expects to receive up to 800,000 asylum seekers in 2015, a new record, the country’s interior minister said on Wednesday, as he urged action from Europe on the crisis.

Germany has struggled to accommodate a wave of asylum seekers from war zones such as Syria but also from countries without military conflict in southeastern Europe, including Albania, Serbia and Kosovo.

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