News Headlines - 10 August 2017

Password expert says he was wrong: Numbers, capital letters and symbols are useless

Bill Burr, the author of an 8-page publication released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, told The Wall Street Journal his previous advice of creating passwords with special characters, mixed-case letters and numbers won't deter hackers. In fact, he told the journal, the paper wasn't based on any real-world password data, but rather a paper written in the 1980s.
“Much of what I did I now regret,” Burr told The Wall Street Journal.

Trump to declare opioid crisis a 'national emergency' - Stripes

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will officially declare the opioid crisis a "national emergency" and pledged to ramp up government efforts to combat the epidemic.

Yoda bat gets happy: New species officially recognised - The University of York

An unusual breed of fruit bat - previously nicknamed ‘Yoda’ due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master - has now officially been registered as a new species and renamed the happy (Hamamas) tube-nosed fruit bat.

Controversial film about last tsar approved for release in Russia | The Guardian

The Russian culture ministry has cleared a film depicting a love affair between Russia’s last tsar and a ballerina for nationwide release, despite protests from conservative critics who have demanded it be banned.

Tokyo 2020: English Football Association plans to enter a British women's team - BBC Sport

The English Football Association plans to put together a British women's team for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Great Britain did not field a team in Rio last summer because the four home nation football associations could not come to an agreement.









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