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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.

US Cyber War With Iran Larger Than Suspected
2012-09-17 13:43:43

Earlier this year, the Iranian nuclear program was attacked by a powerful and targeted form of cyber weaponry known as the Stuxnet Trojan. Then in May, a cyber-surveillance tool called Flame was uncovered and was later called "the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed" by researchers at Kaspersky Labs. It was later discovered that US military and intelligence agencies – including the CIA and NSA – had worked together with the Israeli military to craft this malicious software in an...

Malware Attacks At Four Year High
2012-09-05 11:52:59

Malware attacks have skyrocketed at the fastest pace in four years, according to a second-quarter Threat Report by security software maker McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel.

2012-07-21 23:02:14

iAndroidtablet.com, the leading online news and updates site for Android tablets, today revealed that the cyberattacks on Android devices are almost certainly being carried out using a new form

Android Botnet Caught Red-handed
2012-07-06 04:20:56

It's an evil triangle that touches all three of the major search engines. Microsoft engineer Terri Zink uncovered spam revealing a botnet running on Android mobile phones using Yahoo! Mail.

White House Officials Declare War On Botnets
2012-05-31 10:47:31

Officials from the White House have announced a coordinated effort with several trade groups and private companies to combat botnets.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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