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Business News Archive - January 24, 2012

Security Company Discovers Videoconferencing Security Risk

At Rapid 7, a Boston based computer security firm, chief security officer HD Moore discovered a major security hole for many companies. These companies invest thousands of dollars each year on videoconferencing equipment that is left open to hackers.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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