Mobile County Public Schools won’t play at Ladd-Peebles Stadium again after shooting

Mobile County schools will no longer play football games at Ladd-Peebles Stadium after a shooting there eight days ago, the spokeswoman for the system told today.

“Mobile County Public Schools is investigating all of the details of last week’s shooting at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and are willing to make whatever changes are necessary to improve our security plans,” Communications Director Rena Philips said in an email. “The first big change we are making is that we will no longer play football at Ladd, nor hold our graduation ceremonies there.”

The shooting happened at a game between Vigor and Williamson high schools on Oct. 15. Shots were fired on the stadium’s west concourse during the third quarter. Police said a group of people left the stadium and re-entered with guns. One opened fire injuring five people, one critically. Two people have been arrested and police are seeking the alleged gunman, 19-year-old Hezekiah Kaniel Belfon.

The school system and the stadium management have differed on who is responsible for the failure to keep the stadium safe.

Ladd-Peebles shooting: Stadium, schools dispute security responsibility

Philips said Mobile schools had already moved games that were scheduled for Thursday and Friday this week, as well as for games next Thursday and Friday and for playoff games.

In 2019, nine people were injured by gunfire at a LeFlore-Williamson game at Ladd-Peebles.

In May, the Mobile County Board of School Commissioners unanimously approved the hiring of an architect to design five new on-campus high school football stadiums at Vigor, Davidson, LeFlore, Williamson and B.C. Rain high schools.

Mary G. Montgomery, Baker, Alma Bryant, Theodore, Blount and Citronelle already have on-campus stadiums.

That will leave only Murphy without its own stadium. The Panthers are landlocked in a residential neighborhood.

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Google Play Store Photo Editor Apps Are Actually Android Malwares! Uninstall 3 Dangerous Apps Now

A bunch of Android apps listed on the Google Play Store were recently discovered stealing Facebook users’ credentials, running ad campaigns and collecting payment information. Unfortunately, over 500,000 unaware users have already installed them.

Typically, many available apps on Google Play Store would ask users if they want to “sign in with Facebook.” This option makes it easier for the users to remember their account details and for the app to quickly verify the users’ identity.

Unfortunately, malicious actors have exploited this system, using the linked-up account details to steal sensitive user information.

Android Malware Discovered: Do Not Download These Apps

Sources from BleepingComputer explained the nature of this newly discovered malware. They received technical advice from Tatyana Shishkova, an Android malware analyst at Kaspersky, and Maxime Ingrao, a security researcher at Evina.

To quickly summarize, these apps would first ask for Facebook account credentials via “sign in.” It would then collect Facebook account information via encrypted JavaScript. The malicious app would eventually access Facebook Graph API, where it would see ad campaigns and stored payment information. Eventually, the hacker would create their own ad campaigns. Hackers would also connect the victim’s Facebook credentials and link their payment information on the newly developed campaign.

The Android apps discovered with this malware are:

  • Blender Photo Editor – Easy Photo Background Editor
  • Magic Photo Lab – Photo Editor
  • Pix Photo Motion Edit 2021

Ingrao explained in detail how he found the suspicious codes on these apps. “I noticed the suspicious code first by doing a dynamic analysis. I noticed that the WebView was running JavaScript to retrieve the credentials. Then I downloaded the code and I recoded the function that decrypts the texts inside the code, that’s how I found the executed JavaScript and the calls to the Facebook Graph API,” per BleepingComputer

Android users are warned to be extremely careful because these apps had “passed” Google Play Store’s standards. Users who recognize these apps should immediately uninstall them now. 

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Election security experts: Pa. GOP trying to play ‘Russian roulette’ with voters’ personal info

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As Pennsylvania Republicans have taken steps toward an unprecedented review of the 2020 presidential election and 2021 primary, election and data security experts say their methods — and the clear partisan motivation behind them — are concerning.

A little-used Senate committee controlled by Republicans voted this week to issue a subpoena ordering Pennsylvania’s Department of State to deliver a long list of voter data and other records.

It includes a mix of publicly available and private information: specifically, all registered Pennsylvania voters’ names, dates of birth, and addresses, as well as the last four digits of their social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and dates of their last voting activity.

They also want all communication records between the Pennsylvania DOS and county officials between May 2020 and 2021, all the directions, policies, and guidance the state had in place related to elections and voting between August 2020 and June 2021, and all election worker training materials used between August 2020 and May 2021.

Most of that information is already available to the public. State communication records are…


The 23 Best Labor Day Sales On Laptops For School, Work And Play

If you want a brand new laptop, but don’t want to spend top-dollar, these deals for Labor Day weekend will definitely be appealing! Traditionally, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all those other sale holidays are a great time to buy, but this year in particular, Labor Day sales give those other holiday deals a run for their money.

Whether you’re in the market for a high-powered Windows gaming laptop, an affordable machine for the kids’ schoolwork, or were just biding your time for when Apple’s new M1 MacBooks went on sale, you’re in for a treat.

With the current microchip shortage happening worldwide, if you order a custom configured laptop, you may have to wait upwards of three months for it to arrive—and you’ll often pay full price. However, here are some of the best Labor Day sales for in-stock laptops you can buy right now (and typically have shipped right to your door within a week).

Gigabyte Aero 4K Creator Laptop

This is a borderline illegal discount on such a powerful laptop. The Gigabyte 4K OLED Creator laptop is stupendously powerful, combining an Intel 11th-generation Core i7-11800H with an Nvidia RTX 3060, 16GB of high-speed memory and a terabyte of NVMe SSD storage. It has a beautiful 4K OLED display, and a comfortable, responsive backlit keyboard.

Although targeted at creatives for video editing and 3D design work, it’s an amazing gaming machine too, though you may need to tweak the settings on some games to play at native resolution. The battery life isn’t stellar either, but that’s to be expected from such a powerful machine. Keep a charger handy, and this is one of the best laptops out there today. And now it’s almost a third-off this Labor Day sale.

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Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15-inch

Lenovo – Legion Slim 7 15″ Gaming Laptop – AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

The key to this laptop is in the name: it’s incredibly thin. At less than three quarters of an inch thick, this is one of the thinnest 15-inch laptops ever made, let alone one of the…