Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:44:54 GMT
(WMC) – The second day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial is began on Wednesday, July 30. Brown Sr. is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, Maurice Brown Jr. He has pleaded not guilty to the chargeMore >>
The second day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial began on Wednesday, July 30 with testimony from a 911 operator. More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:11:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A subcontractor was shocked while doing renovations at Desoto Central High School and taken to the hospital, according to Desoto County Schools spokeswoman Katherine Nelson. The man works withMore >>
A subcontractor was shocked while doing renovations at DeSoto Central High School. He was taken to the hospital, according to DeSoto County Schools spokeswoman Katherine Nelson. More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:10:08 GMT
(WMC) – An investigation is underway to determine what caused an early Wednesday morning house fire. It happened in the 800 block of Pope Street, north of Summer Avenue, around 2:30 a.m. FirefightersMore >>
An investigation is underway to determine what caused an early Wednesday morning house fire.More >>
(WMC TV) - Internet and data security sources said public battery-charging kiosks, particularly at airports, are vulnerable to hackers who can corrupt the kiosks and download data from travelers' smart phones.
James Ruffer III, a Memphis-based ethical hacker hired by corporations to test their systems for security weaknesses, said the kiosks' vulnerability is their USB ports, which support both power and data.
"When you're plugging (your USB cord) in there, do you know what's on the other end?" asked Ruffer. "When your laptop or smart phone is plugged into an airport kiosk, you can't tell if something's being downloaded from your device."
Data experts demonstrated the potential risk of the kiosks at DefCon, an annual hackers conference held in Las Vegas.
Jeff Horton, owner of the network security auditing company One Point Solutions Group of Germantown, TN, said the risk of someone hacking a device plugged into an airport kiosk is minimal.
"Usually, those kiosks are in an environment that may be monitored. There are video cameras," Horton said.
Horton added that most people don't store significant personal information like passwords or credit card numbers on their cell phones anyway.
"While there may be contacts and Internet usage history that might be interesting, I don't know that it's really something that people would want to steal for use or profit," he said.
"My mom has an extra passport photograph, her credit cards and stuff like that (on her smart phone) in case she leaves her wallet at home," countered Ruffer. "I have actually taken pictures of my credit card, of my license, certain of those things as kind of a back-up. So, yeah, people are starting to put some interesting things on telephones."
Ruffer suggested two precautions that would allow travelers to use the kiosks safely:
* CARRY YOUR AC ADAPTER INSTEAD OF YOUR USB CORD. Use the kiosks' AC outlets instead of their USB ports if you must charge a device.
* CARRY A PORTABLE BATTERY-CHARGING PACK COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR DEVICE. "I'll plug (my battery-charging pack) into the kiosk and let that charge first," said Ruffer. Since the pack doesn't store or receive data, it will charge just like any other device.
"Then I'll put it back on my phone, and I'll flip the switch and it'll charge my phone," Ruffer said.
Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:12:00 GMT
(WMC) - Tuesday, a woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she beat her six children with an extension cord, choking one of them. Neighbors say the family moved intoMore >>
A Memphis woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she beat her six children with an extension cord, choking one of them. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyMore >>
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:44:03 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are investigating a shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in the 1200 block of Wells Station Road. When WMC Action News 5 crews arrived on the scene around 12:15 a.m. theyMore >>
Memphis police are investigating a shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in the 1200 block of Wells Station Road.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:31:10 GMT
(WMC) - Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, will stand trial beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Maurice Brown Jr. was reported missing on July 1, 2012. His fatherMore >>
The trial for Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, began Tuesday morning in Memphis. More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:31:11 GMT
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun. "I grew up with the fair, I was about a week old when I came to my first one," said Dan Jordan, an attendee. JordanMore >>
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun.More >>