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Nearly Half Of All Cyber Attacks Originate In Asian Countries
2013-01-25 13:29:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new report from Akami Technologies, nearly one-third of all global cyber-attacks are originating in China, thanks in part to improving Internet connections. Though connection speeds are improving in this region, speeds across the rest of the world actually decreased over the second and third quarters of 2012. The Akami Third Quarter 2012 State of the Internet report now claims that the global connection speed...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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