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2013-04-18 23:01:24

Leading cloud security firm extends the world´s largest Internet security network´s footprint by bringing its total number of global datacenters to 19, immediately improving the speed and performance of all its cloud services. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 OpenDNS, the world´s leading provider of cloud-delivered Web security services, today announced it opened six new datacenters at Europe´s busiest Internet intersections. The new datacenters, located in Prague,...

WordPress Sites Under Attack By Hackers, Admin User Names At Risk
2013-04-15 11:03:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Hackers began targeting WordPress sites last week in a supposed attempt to gain access to host servers rather than the actual sites themselves. This attack acts as further proof that default logins are incredibly unsafe. The botnet being used to lodge the attack against WordPress sites is targeting accounts with the username “admin” and is trying common passwords to break into the accounts. According to Internet...

The Delicate War Between Bitcoin Miners And Botnet Miners
2013-03-28 12:58:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bitcoin, the online digital currency generated by completing complicated calculations, has seen a recent surge in both interest and value. In just one month´s time, the value of Bitcoin has nearly tripled. In late February, one digitally created Bitcoin was worth nearly $33. Now, just a month later, the same Bitcoin is worth about $90, according to the BBC. This means botnet operators are now beginning to see illegal...

Rogue Researchers Find Web Is A Very Unsecured Place
2013-03-21 14:10:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Research isn´t always pretty. Sometimes some crude methods must be employed to find the real truth of the matter. For instance, a group of unnamed and informal researchers recently created a botnet to scour the web and look for unsecured devices. What started out as a joke resulted in a good piece of data which reveals just how unsecured much of the web can be. The botnet was used to send out messages to random IP...

Three Hackers Charged With Computer Virus Attack On Bank Accounts
2013-01-23 14:58:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today, US prosecutors have brought charges against 3 hackers for their involvement with a computer virus which has been used to infect computers and steal banking information from more than one million machines. According to Bloomberg, prosecutors in the office of Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan brought charges against Mihai Ionut Paunescu, Deniss Calovskis and Nikita Kuzmin. These three men have been accused of...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'