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2014-08-19 08:26:42

Author John W. Bowlin, Sr. has today announced the publication of Don't Post That! Your Guide to Keeping a Good Online Reputation. BATHGATE, N.D., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The digital age has irrevocably altered the ways in which individuals interact with friends, family and the public. Social networks have replaced phone calls and letters, and while that offers some benefits, there are also considerable dangers, as well. Photo -...

2014-08-07 16:33:30

SAN JOSE, California, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - World's first home Internet security solution specifically designed for consumers - Itus Networks introduces iGuardian; vastly improves Internet security for home users - Highly effective device delivers affordable, easy-to-use enterprise-grade security for the connected home without contracts At DefCon 22 in Las Vegas, NV today, Itus Networks...

2014-07-23 16:24:25

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We applaud the efforts of New York City law enforcement that have resulted in the arrests today of several individuals accused of illegally accessing and misusing valid StubHub accounts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129938 In 2013, StubHub was alerted to a small number of accounts that had been illegally taken over by fraudsters. Since then, StubHub has been working in close collaboration with law enforcement agencies...

2014-07-17 16:28:26

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With cybercrime increasing and cyber criminals becoming increasingly sophisticated, directors and management need to know what their role is in safeguarding their companies. Corporate Directors Forum is bringing in cyber security experts to discuss what risks exist, share examples and advise on best practices, providing San Diego business leaders with a better perspective to help them best protect their organizations....

2014-07-17 08:33:51

New Ponemon Institute survey uncovers communication roadblocks, inefficient security systems and lack of security education for employees AUSTIN, Texas, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Websense, Inc. released new findings from the global Ponemon Institute survey, "Roadblocks, Refresh, & Raising the Human Security IQ," which uncovered the communication challenges between IT security professionals and executives, a desire to overhaul current security systems and limited security...

Gameover Zeus Botnet Reanimated By Cyber Criminals
2014-07-14 10:09:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Security researchers have warned that cyber criminals have begun to resurrect the Gameover Zeus botnet. This attempt to reanimate the botnet, which is essentially a collection of zombie computers that can be activated to perform denial of service (DoS) attacks on banks and other financial organizations, reportedly began even as malware experts had been dismantling the previous version of the network. In early June the United States...

russian hackers arrested
2014-06-12 10:06:46

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, Russian authorities announced the arrest of two alleged hackers, both residents of Moscow, who were believed to have been behind a recent Apple extortion scheme. The pair allegedly locked users' iCloud access and then demanded payment from the rightful owners to free them up them. An official statement on the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs website said the duo carried out the "ransomware: attack by creating a...

2014-06-03 23:18:03

Brisbane IT company, ComputerZen, has urged families in the Queensland capital to review and improve their computers’ and internet security measures. The advice comes in the wake of the Australian Federal Police issuing cautions to several young people whose online activity was flagged as being ‘suspicious’. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Over the last twelve months, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) as well as state police have made arrests and issued...

Malicious Software Networks Shut Down By US-Led Investigation
2014-06-02 15:13:58

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had lead a multinational action against the "Gameover Zeus" botnet and "cryptolocker" ransomware. These malware programs made up a global network of infected computers that were used by cyber criminals to steal millions of dollars from businesses and consumers. The DOJ unsealed criminal charges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Omaha, Nebraska against an...

2014-05-22 23:05:59

With Major Summer Events and Vacations Around the Corner, ThreatMetrix Urges Consumers to Prioritize Online Fraud Precautions San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 ThreatMetrix®, the fastest-growing provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention solutions, today announces several travel and ticketing scams for consumers and businesses to be aware of this summer. According to a recent study by Orbitz.com, nearly 90 percent of Americans plan to travel this summer. Summer...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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