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  • Human factors scientists design Australian Future Frigate op

    first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Human factors scientists design Australian Future Frigate operation room View post tag: Future Frigate View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Authorities The SEA 5000 Phase 1 (Future Frigate Design and Construction) project brought on board two human factor scientists to make sure that the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigate operations room support effective and efficient RAN operations.Defence scientists Susan Cockshell and Kingsley Fletcher are human factors scientists that were also involved in the redesign of the RAN Anzac Class frigate operations room as part of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade project.“The RAN had experience with us and could see the value in what we do, and asked us to help with the Future Frigate operations room design,” says Cockshell.“As human factors scientists, we stress the need for user-centered design and understanding user needs early on.”“It’s very positive that the RAN has started thinking about what its crew needs at this early stage, and wonderful to be involved in that process.”Cockshell and Fletcher have developed some conceptual layouts based on a literature review of operations and control rooms in government and industry. Working with other DST hardware and software system developers they have mocked-up key elements of the rooms and recruited RAN personnel to perform key activities in the room, to understand how design decisions impact on the way they work.“We are interested in the interactions between crew, trying to understand the importance of the interactions and how effective different room layouts are in supporting those interactions,” Cockshell explains.Over several days, these RAN personnel were put to work using four operations room layouts by Defence scientists.The first layout was ‘mission control’ – like NASA – with everyone in three rows facing large screens at the front. The second layout was more experimental, with each crew member isolated to test the crew’s communication requirements. As Cockshell explains, “We were asking them ‘If you really can’t see anyone, who do you need to talk to?’’”The third layout was a ‘market place’ layout with groups of operators facing each other. For the final layout the RAN team used a scale model to come up with a design to try out. They decided on two parallel rows of consoles facing the main wall screens, with a commander at the rear, creating a Star Trek operations room look.The layout redesign can take place extremely fast due to the specially designed ops room lab, featuring a grid of underfloor cabling, which allows the consoles to be reconfigured in less than two hours.During each layout, the crew used simulated systems to conduct anti-submarine and surface warfare scenarios for ninety minutes.The crews also used a DST Group developed sonar simulation system, which provides a realistic simulation of the undersea acoustic world with the ability to hook into the broader simulation system.A combination of data was then gathered, including feedback from the RAN personnel, to identify user needs and requirements, to inform the next stage of this big project.Further activities will then focus on untested aspects of the design such as the integration of uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs), and potentially more detailed design when specific systems are selected.The 2016 Defence White Paper confirmed that the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will have nine next-generation frigates hitting the water during the 2020s.Three European shipbuilders were shortlisted to provide designs for the frigates. The three companies are British BAE Systems with its Type 26 frigate design, Italian Fincantieri and its FREMM design and the Spanish Navantia which is to upgrade its F100 frigate design.center_img Share this article June 24, 2016 Human factors scientists design Australian Future Frigate operation roomlast_img read more

  • Marijuana Reform Bills Filed In House And Senate

    first_imgBy Emily KettererTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS–Efforts to reform Indiana’s cannabis laws that some legislators called a “hot mess” have begun for the 2020 session.Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, filed three bills as part of her marijuana reform package in the Senate. One bill would reverse a provision in Senate Enrolled Act 516 that made smokable cannabinoid (CBD) or hemp illegal, and another would create a single cannabis compliance commission to regulate the licensing of CBD products.Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, during the 2019 legislative session. She is filing legislation in 2020 to reform the state’s marijuana and hemp laws. Photo by Erica Irish, TheStatehouseFile.com.Tallian’s third bill in the reform package would decriminalize possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.The second largest amount of arrests in Indiana come from marijuana possession with more than 22,000 possession arrests in 2018, Tallian said, based on what state prosecutors told her.“Maybe we’re not putting people in jail in every county,” Tallian said. “But 22,000 arrests is a lot of court time, and a lot of these people will still end up with a criminal record.”On the other side of the aisle in the House, Republican Rep. Jim Lucas of Seymour is also pushing for marijuana decriminalization with his new bill, and he said he “100%” supports Tallian’s reform efforts in the Senate.Lucas said with Michigan recently legalizing recreational marijuana and Illinois soon to follow, Indiana needs to catch up to stop criminalizing Hoosiers who may use the drug legally out of state.“That’s the hypocrisy of our policy right now,” Lucas said. “We have these outdated, senseless laws on the books that make a criminal out of an otherwise responsible adult for having small amounts of cannabis.”Some areas in the state are already making similar efforts to decriminalize marijuana. Marion County prosecutors began dismissing small criminal marijuana cases in October, and Lucas said more of that will happen if there is not a statewide decriminalization law.“We’re going to see pockets of resistance spring up because of our inability to even begin to address this issue,” Lucas said. “That’s on us. That’s on the state level and the governor’s office.”Gov. Eric Holcomb has said he is against Indiana legalizing marijuana until the federal government does, so Lucas’ and Tallian’s decriminalization bills may have a hard time getting majority support, they said.“We’ve seen the circus that is Washington right now,” Lucas said. “To base our state law on the federal government … I don’t agree with that.”Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, during the 2019 legislative session. He supports a bill to reform Indiana’s marijuana laws. Photo by Emily Ketterer, TheStatehouseFile.comTallian’s decriminalization bill is already on the Senate Democrats’ 2020 priority list and she said if the legislation gets to the Senate floor, she believes there will be Republicans who will vote for it, too.Democratic candidate for governor Sen. Eddie Melton of Gary said Indiana is far behind on decriminalization, and he plans to co-author Tallian’s bill. Melton has also stated during his campaign that he does support legalizing marijuana in Indiana.“If you look at our criminal justice system and you see the amount of people being arrested for large and small quantities of marijuana, and now we have people financially benefiting from this industry across the country,” Melton said. “We need a more robust criminal justice reform.”Also in Tallian’s marijuana reform package, is a bill to undo the law that made all smokable hemp illegal. CBD/hemp is part of the cannabis family but lack the high-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in marijuana. CBD was made legal in 2018 and can be sold in the form of oil, candies and more.Tallian called Indiana’s hemp laws “a mess,” saying making the smokable product illegal contradicted current law, since the smokable hemp flower is legal across the United States.“SEA 516 made hemp a legal crop in Indiana but in the same stroke also made all hemp illegal if it can be smoked,” Tallian said in a release on Tuesday. “What does my bill do? It cleans up this mess.”The argument against smokable hemp is that the product is too similar to marijuana in looks and smell. Police officers cannot tell the difference unless the product is sent to a lab for testing.But a federal judge issued an injunction against the law after several CBD companies sued the state for its contents.Lucas also called the hemp laws a “hot mess.” He defended keeping smokable hemp legal during the 2019 session but lost his amendment when the bill went back through the Senate before becoming law.“We have people who build their businesses around it (hemp),” Lucas said. “The law makes them criminals and deprives them of their livelihood.”In addition to this, Tallian said there needs to be one commission to regulate everything CBD-related.A hemp advisory committee was created this year to provide advice to the state seed commissioner regarding hemp and CBD, but there isn’t anyone whose specific job is to regulate CBD licenses, labeling or to test the product for safety. The cannabis compliance commission would be modeled after tobacco and alcohol commissions, Tallian said.Tallian said the state needs to overall look at bigger picture solutions for cannabis laws.“Every single thing we have done has been reactive,” Tallian said. “They say, okay we’ll just make CBD legal. But when the topic comes up, I think some legislators are afraid of the topic.”Emily Ketterer is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

  • HILT Spark Grant spring 2015 awards announced

    first_imgHILT awarded six Spark Grants of $5-$15K intended to “spark” promising teaching and learning projects this year. Awardees will:Catalyze the scholarly development of the “videographic essay.” Pierre Bélanger (GSD) will model a simple and innovative way to use videographics in the advancement of the essay and in the representation of research in three GSD courses.Crowdsource a video repository of key concepts. Jacob Whitehill (CADM-HarvardX) and Margo Seltzer (SEAS) will collect 60 tutorial videos that explain important concepts in three disciplines, and measure the effect on test performance, learning gain, and student ratings.Design a new method of teaching writing. Stuart Shieber (SEAS) will explore the potential impact of a writing instruction method that emphasizes the editorial and revision process.Explore the relationship between instructor performance and advice quality. David Levari and Dan Gilbert (FAS) will gain insight into the relationship between advice and student performance by comparing the performance of instructors on a series of web-based modules with the performance of “students” who complete the modules with instructor advice.Prepare students to evaluate evidence. Stephanie Sasse (FAS), L. Todd Rose (HGSE), and Leah H. Somerville (FAS) will refine six skill-building exercises intended to help students more effectively interpret evidence, and disseminate them to the Harvard teaching community.Prompt learners to generate their own questions. Jonathan Hausmann (HMS), Phil McGachey (CADM-HUIT), Sarah Schachman (College), Elliott Yates (CADM-HUIT), and Ziv Paz (HMS) will develop “AskUp,” an online application that uses evidenced-based techniques to facilitate and enhance learning through learner-generated questions.last_img read more

  • A way to make Mars habitable

    first_imgPeople have long dreamed of altering the Martian climate to make it livable for humans. Carl Sagan was the first outside the realm of science fiction to propose terraforming. In a 1971 paper, Sagan suggested that vaporizing the northern polar ice caps would result in “yield ~103g cm-2 of atmosphere over the planet, higher global temperatures through the greenhouse effect, and a greatly increased likelihood of liquid water.”Sagan’s work inspired other researchers and futurists to take seriously the idea of terraforming. The key question was: Are there enough greenhouse gases and water on Mars to increase its atmospheric pressure to Earth-like levels?In 2018, a pair of NASA-funded researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Northern Arizona University found that processing all the sources available on Mars would only increase atmospheric pressure to about 7 percent that of Earth — far short of what is needed to make the planet habitable.Terraforming Mars, it seemed, was an unfulfillable dream.Now, researchers from Harvard University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and the University of Edinburgh have a new idea. Rather than trying to change the whole planet, what if you took a more targeted approach?The researchers suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with a material — silica aerogel — that would mimic Earth’s atmospheric greenhouse effect. Through modeling and experiments, the researchers show that a 2- to 3-centimeter-thick shield of silica aerogel could transmit enough visible light for photosynthesis, block hazardous ultraviolet radiation, and raise temperatures underneath permanently above the melting point of water, all without the need for any internal heat source.The paper is published in Nature Astronomy.,“This regional approach to making Mars habitable is much more achievable than global atmospheric modification,” said Robin Wordsworth, assistant professor of environmental science and engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science. “Unlike the previous ideas to make Mars habitable, this is something that can be developed and tested systematically with materials and technology we already have.”“Mars is the most habitable planet in our solar system besides Earth,” said Laura Kerber, a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “But it remains a hostile world for many kinds of life. A system for creating small islands of habitability would allow us to transform Mars in a controlled and scalable way.”The researchers were inspired by a phenomenon that already occurs on Mars.Unlike Earth’s polar ice caps, which are made of frozen water, the ones on Mars are a combination of water ice and frozen CO2. Like its gaseous form, frozen CO2 allows sunlight to penetrate while trapping heat. In the summer, this solid-state greenhouse effect creates pockets of warming under the ice.“We started thinking about this solid-state greenhouse effect and how it could be invoked for creating habitable environments on Mars in the future,” Wordsworth said. “We started thinking about what kinds of materials could minimize thermal conductivity but still transmit as much light as possible.”The researchers landed on silica aerogel, one of the most insulating materials ever created.Silica aerogels are 97 percent porous, meaning light moves through the material, but the interconnecting nanolayers of silicon dioxide block infrared radiation and greatly slow the conduction of heat. These aerogels are used in several engineering applications today, including on NASA’s Mars exploration rovers. “If you’re going to enable life on the Martian surface, are you sure that there’s not life there already? If there is, how do we navigate that? The moment we decide to commit to having humans on Mars, these questions are inevitable.” — Robin Wordsworth Related ‘Seeing the unseeable’ Picturing early Mars Event Horizon Telescope researchers reveal first-ever image of a black hole “Silica aerogel is a promising material because its effect is passive,” said Kerber. “It wouldn’t require large amounts of energy or maintenance of moving parts to keep an area warm over long periods of time.”Using modeling and experiments that mimicked the Martian surface, the researchers demonstrated that a thin layer of silica aerogel would increase average temperatures of mid-latitudes on Mars to like those on Earth.“Spread across a large enough area, you wouldn’t need any other technology or physics, you would just need a layer of this stuff on the surface and underneath you would have permanent liquid water,” said Wordsworth.The material could be used to build habitation domes or even self-contained biospheres on Mars.“There’s a whole host of fascinating engineering questions that emerge from this,” said Wordsworth.Next, the team aims to test the material in Mars-like climates on Earth, such as the dry valleys of Antarctica or Chile.Wordsworth points out that any discussion about making Mars habitable for humans and Earth life also raises important philosophical and ethical questions about planetary protection.“If you’re going to enable life on the Martian surface, are you sure that there’s not life there already? If there is, how do we navigate that?” asked Wordsworth. “The moment we decide to commit to having humans on Mars, these questions are inevitable.” Robin Wordsworth of SEAS explains why just-announced landing site excites researchers last_img read more

  • Drug Gang Inspired by Film Is Arrested in Chile

    first_imgBy Dialogo July 26, 2012 The Chilean police arrested 12 people in Santiago, accused of belonging to a gang of drug traffickers that was inspired by the famous film The Godfather (1972) and applied the symbols and modus operandi of that mafia film, allegedly for the purpose of drug trafficking. In the operation, the Investigative Police (PDI) seized vehicles, firearms, 26 kilos of cocaine base, and 3 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride, and determined that the gang possessed assets worth 1.2 million dollars. The gang was formed by a clan that called itself “Los Corleone”, like the family at the center of Francis Ford Coppola’s film, and was led by brothers José and Eduardo Madariaga, who allegedly imported large amounts of drugs and also had several slot-machine businesses. “They dressed well, they used luxury vehicles to get around, they acted as a family, just like in the film,” Deputy Prefect Iván Villanueva explained. According to the PDI, the gang “dismantled any activity opposed to their family group,” and involved residents of the neighborhood, where “they were very well liked.” In order to mark the commercial establishments that formed part of their territory, they used the image of mobster Vito Corleone, played in the film by Marlon Brando, and in order to communicate among themselves, they used the film’s slang. “Posting this symbol of Vito Corleone was a way to intimidate their neighbors or discourage any criminal group that might want to do them harm,” Villanueva said. The deputy prefect said that when the leader of the organization was asked about the reason for these symbols, he replied that Vito Corleone was his idol. The arrestees will appear in court on July 31.last_img read more

  • Hearing witnesses warn against ‘strict’ breach notification

    first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Hearing witnesses told the Senate Homeland Security Committee yesterday that they support data breach notification but urged against setting a strict timeline for it.During the hearing, Chairman Johnson, R-Wisc., asked witnesses about how timely notifications of data breaches should be, for which American Express Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Marc Gordon suggested a “reasonable man standard” as opposed to a strict timeline.FireEye Chief Security Strategist Richard Bejtlich also emphasized that breaches must be clearly defined as incidents involving stolen personally identifiable information, not just the infiltration of a computer.Wednesday’s hearing was held to discuss how federal legislation could address problems related to information sharing and notification of consumers about data breaches.NAFCU Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt Tuesday wrote committee leaders in advance to reiterate NAFCU’s belief that better cybersecurity should be coupled with a national data security standard. continue reading »last_img read more

  • The soft skills of leadership

    first_imgWhy do people and companies do things the way they do? The best answer I have found is “That’s how we’ve always done things around here.” That seems to be how the discussions are going when it comes to explaining and educating everyone on soft skills.  It’s not the way it’s been done before…but does that mean that’s the way it needs to stay? Are soft skills just for women? Why do we need to understand this…We don’t do it that way.Job-related expertise is essential in any profession and in many careers. However, over the last twenty to thirty years, studies have been done that have shown that soft skills may ultimately be more important in determining levels of success.The hard skills are a basic minimum necessary in order to operate in a particular workplace. Whether or not you are successful in your career may depend on how you relate to other people and to work…the so-called soft skills.If you need some hard evidence of why the soft skills are ranking high in conversations today, how about these?77% of employers believe soft skills are just as important as hard skills94% of recruiting professionals believe an employee with stronger soft skills has a better chance of being promoted to a leadership role than an employee with more years of experience and weaker soft skills58% of recruiting professionals believe soft skills are more important for leadership and management positions than for entry-level positionsThe question is, do we need only soft skills? Hard skills are like your technology: anyone can acquire them, with training, and they are necessary. Without them you will not be able to operate in the workplace. Soft skills are your unique selling point and give you a competitive edge in the workplace, and perhaps even in life.When it comes to most positions, especially in leadership, a mix of soft and hard skills is what will truly matters. It’s one of the best ways to set yourself apart from others who tend to be weak in one area. Imagine having a conversation with someone on your team or another team, a vendor or colleague, your technical knowledge is much more helpful if you can communicate it to others.  Being book smart will only take you so far. Think about the difference between being brilliant and sharing your brilliance. It is on opposite sides of the spectrum. Leadership is not any different.  You can lead or you can manage.  One takes technical skills and one takes people skills.  Which team are you on?     There are seven essential qualities in leadership that we have that may be obvious to some and not so much to others. Where do you see yourself?Passion– We tend to be passionate about things we are good at; we enjoy activities that come naturally to us. Whether you are the CEO of your company or the CEO of your own business, your passion will shine through and the results will be more than you had hoped for.Authenticity– I define authenticity as being the real you. Being authentic requires that we are self-aware and honest. It asks that we accept our strengths as well as our limitations. When you are authentic, you also have integrity. Who you are, what you do, what you say, and what you believe are all in alignment. You can trust yourself to make intelligent decisions when you are genuine and true to yourself. In turn, this leads to higher self-confidence and self-esteem.Courage– Whether we are accomplished leaders or moving in that direction, fear and self-doubt will occasionally emerge. Courage requires us to face our concerns, address them as best we can, then keep moving forward. We must mindfully keep putting one foot in front of the other.Communication– It’s such a strong and powerful word and yet it’s one of the qualities that most men and women find difficulty with. Do all men do this, do all women think like that? Does it make one better than the other or right vs. wrong? Definitely not but…we tend to feel better when we are on the “winning” team. Communication is the umbrella that covers speaking, asking questions, body language, building relationships and so much more. Men and Women are different in everything they do and communication is probably the biggest piece. Decisiveness– The average working adult makes roughly 12 decisions first thing in the morning and at least 70 decisions throughout the day. While these statistics vary considerably depending on each person and their respective responsibilities, we all face numerous decisions daily.There is an old saying that goes like this, “If the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day!” Your “frog” is the one thing you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it now. It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact at the moment. Resilience– Resilience- according to Merriam-Webster, resilience means “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” Are we ever truly prepared? There are those that say you should always have a Plan B while others say there are 26 other letters in the alphabet so not to worry if A or B don’t work out. Being resilient is our ability to adapt and bounce back when things don’t go as planned.  If you are resilient you acknowledge, learn and move forward.,Resilient people look at a difficulty as challenge. They are opportunities to grow and learn.  Resilient people have made a commitment to their goals both personally and professionally and they don’t take those lightly. Generosity– Anne Frank said, “No one has ever become poor by giving” and that comes in many different forms. The greatest example of generosity is giving back. It doesn’t have to be a financial gift. It can be your most expensive asset-your time. Think about mentorship. Did you know that sixty-five percent of women who have been mentored will go on to become mentors themselves?  Mentors are always in your corner.  They want the best for you and share lessons that are not always the easiest to hear but will guide you going forward.  Mentors can push you into directions that you may have thought impossible and help shatter those limiting beliefs you have set. A mentor helps you become a better leader. You learn to set goals and exchange experiences.  Remember, you are both learning from each other. The impact on both the mentor and mentee is significant.  A mentor is your partner who shares your wins and losses and will not only celebrate with you, they will call you out when necessary. It seems that the future of leaders is moving and continues to move in the direction of soft skills.  Have you seen yourself in any of the examples? 73SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Judy Hoberman Men and women sell, manage, recruit and supervise differently.  Judy Hoberman, creator of “Selling in a Skirt”, shares essential insights about gender differences and how to embrace and use those … Web: www.sellinginaskirt.com Detailslast_img read more

  • CIO at APG warns of dwindling benefits of diversification

    first_imgIt has also improved access to all asset classes.“Ten years ago,” he said, “investors were reluctant to invest in emerging market debt, but nowadays, this is a normal practice.”But he also warned that the new-found ease with which investors could shift assets worldwide had also increased herd behaviour.“There is an incredible amount of money looking for returns, and the current is always in the direction of the same investment opportunities,” he said. Van Gelderen said he was not particularly surprised by the increase in correlation among the various asset classes.“At the end of the day, all returns are based on economic growth, and this applies to all investments,” he said.In his opinion, increasing investments in non-listed assets such as infrastructure will fail to deliver the diversification pension funds desire, “as these investments are also GDP-driven”.However, he said there was no reason for APG to shy from less liquid investments.“For us, as a large investor, these investments carry the benefit that we can participate immediately,” he said. “Further, we are required to share profits with fewer players.”Van Gelderen made clear that the “new reality” of increasing correlation and dwindling diversification would not lead to direct changes in APG’s investment policy. Correlation within various asset classes has increased markedly in recent years and thereby reduced the risk-smoothing benefits of diversification, according to Eduard van Gelderen, CIO at €390bn asset manager APG.Speaking at Beleggersberaad 2014, the PensioenPro conference for investors, Van Gelderen said diversification was the “only investment belief APG needed to adjust”, following changes in the financial markets.“For a long period,” he added, “diversification was the only ‘free lunch’ in the financial sector, and one of our seven investment beliefs.”Van Gelderen attributed the increase in correlation to improvements in technology, which has made transferring assets from one asset class to another much easier.last_img read more

  • Spectrum Geosurvey to work on Hornsea Two offshore wind project

    first_imgUnder the two-year contract, Spectrum will provide on-demand geophysical survey capacity for the wind farm. The 1.4 GW offshore wind project is scheduled to be commissioned in 2022. Hornsea Two will comprise 165 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines mounted on monopile foundations some 89km north-east of Grimsby. “Spectrum look forward to continuing to provide their services in support of the offshore wind industry and working closely with Ørsted and their Geoscience team.” Spectrum also worked on the Hornsea One project where it provided offshore construction support surveys. “We are delighted to secure another long-term contract allowing us to further invest in new technology and our highly skilled workforce,” said Jess Hanham, Spectrum Geosurvey’s Commercial Director. Spectrum Geosurvey has secured a construction survey support contract for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind project in the UK.last_img read more

  • Pop-up porn malware on Google Play game apps

    first_imgNewsHub 13 January 2018Family First Comment: Another example of why we need an expert panel to investigate the harms of pornography www.porninquiry.nzSecurity firm Check Point says it has discovered new malicious software on 60 gaming apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store that displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services.Dubbed “AdultSwine” the malware hides inside game apps that Google Play data says have been downloaded between 3 to 7 million times, Check Point said in blog posting on Friday.The malware also sought to trick users into installing fake security apps, and it could open the door for other attacks such as theft of user credentials, Check Point said.It said games and apps intended for children were a new target for cyber criminals that had targeted hospitals, businesses and governments in the past.“The most shocking element of this malware is its ability to cause pornographic ads (from the attacker’s library) to pop up without warning on the screen over the legitimate game app being displayed,” it said.Check Point said Google took “decisive corrective action” to remove affected apps upon learning of the firm’s findings, disabled the developers’ accounts and will continue to show strong warnings to any users that still have the app installed.The games included Paw Puppy Run Subway Surf, Shin Hero Boy Adventure Game, Drawing Lessons Lego Ninjago and Addon Sponge Bob for MCPE.Check Point said it expected AdultSwine and similar malware to be repeated and imitated by hackers, warning users to be extra vigilant when installing apps, especially those intended for use by children.http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/01/pop-up-porn-malware-on-google-play-game-apps.htmllast_img read more