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2013-11-14 23:22:56

ThreatMetrix Cites Escalating Mobile Malware Threats to be Aware of During the Holiday Season San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime solutions, today announces several of the top threats compromising mobile devices this holiday season, including app replacement, API reverse engineering and SMS malware. Mobile malware is projected to more than quadruple in the next year – and a key factor in this rise is the...

2013-11-12 23:22:49

New White Paper Shows How To Prevent DDOS Attacks By Blocking Phish And Malware Hosts Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, today announced the release of a new white paper that details how its technologies and services can prevent (or limit or reduce) DDOS attacks by blocking the...

Banking, Mobile Malware Rose to Record Levels in Q3 2013
2013-11-12 14:09:19

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During the past quarter the Internet reached the highest infection rate since 2002 in terms of the volume of malware infections, according to the TrendLabs 3Q security report titled "The Invisible Web Unmasked" from internet security firm Trend Micro. Report highlights were offered on the TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog. Cyber-criminals made large withdrawals during the third quarter, though authorities closed a number of accounts....

2013-11-09 23:02:03

Global Digital Forensics founder, Joe Caruso, weighs in on a spreading variant of ransomware that has IT security circles buzzing. CryptoLocker “kidnaps” a victim’s data by encrypting it and demands a hefty ransom for its safe return (maybe). New York, NY (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Encryption is a word that is supposed to bring peace of mind to computer users. It’s supposed to mean sensitive data will be protected from the prying eyes and/or control of unwelcome visitors....

2013-11-07 23:29:34

Gary Warner discusses malware and cybercrime in latest episode. Birmingham, AL and Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Malcovery,® a leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, today announced that Gary Warner, Malcovery CTO, will be a featured on an episode of CNBC’s “American Greed: The Fugitives” airing on Thursday November 7, 2013 at 10PM ET/PT....

2013-11-07 23:22:10

Preparis will host an online session for business continuity, information technology, and security professionals on how to prepare and train your organization to prevent cyber attacks. Atlanta (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Preparis, a leading provider of business continuity and life safety technology and services, will offer a complimentary webinar IT & BC: Filling the Gaps to Protect Your Business on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Webinar registrants can learn about aligning information security...

Georgia Tech Warns Of Emerging Cyber Threats To Cloud Data Storage
2013-11-07 19:25:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As more businesses turn to cloud data storage, few engage in security measures beyond those offered by their provider, and even fewer boost data protection due to concerns that usability and access to remote data will be compromised, according to this year’s Georgia Tech Emerging Cyber Threats Report. The report, released Wednesday at the Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit, reveals a number of security issues involving cloud...

2013-11-06 23:04:15

ThreatMetrix Joins Forces with Federal Government to Defeat Cybersecurity Threats San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, today announced that it has been selected as a Security Innovation Network™ (SINET) 16 Innovator. ThreatMetrix will demonstrate its ThreatMetrix™ Global Trust Intelligence Network (The Network) during the SINET Showcase 2013 on December 4-5, 2013 at the National Press Club...

2013-11-04 23:21:16

Aite Group’s Research Director Julie Conroy to Discuss Findings from a Recent Aite Group Study on Multiplying Cyber Threats and Their Spread to Mobile San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, today announced that it is hosting a complimentary one-hour ThreatMetrix™ Cybercrime Education Series webinar, titled “Stop New Account Takeover Threats from Mobile Devices.” Aite Group’s Research...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'