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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 23, 2011

Xbox Live Users Reeled Into Phishing Scam

Some users of Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming service have had their confidential credit card and bank information exposed on the internet. Microsoft, though, denies any security breaches and instead blames a new phishing attack on its users.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.