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

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.

2013-01-14 23:03:52

Umbrella won the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award for solving the critical problem of persistently protecting nomadic users from threats, even as they roam off the secure corporate network.

More Mac Malware Found By Intego
2012-12-04 12:28:23

The security experts at Intego have discovered yet another piece of Mac malware that uses the same Java exploit as the previous Flashback trojan.

Botnet Infects Skype Users Who Click Picture Links
2012-10-09 12:43:11

A good rule of thumb when surfing about this great wide web of ours: Be wary of what you click. More specifically, be particularly careful when the link alleges to lead to a picture.

Hacked Twitter Users Are Sending Scam Messages To Fellow Followers
2012-09-25 11:41:44

According to the Naked Security blog at Sophos.com, hacked Twitter users are sending Direct Messages (or DMs) to their followers with a link to what looks like a Facebook video.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.