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

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this spring, a Russian security firm discovered a trojan piece of malware which took advantage of a Java vulnerability on many computers, Macs and PCs alike. This trojan, known as “Flashback,” was used to enlist some 600,000 infected computers into a botnet. Some of these computers were even located at Apple´s own 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. Now, the security experts at Intego have...

JAXA Data Stolen By Malware
2012-12-01 09:51:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Information about one of the Japanese space program's newest rockets was stolen from a desktop computer that had been infected with malware, officials from the organization revealed on Friday. A computer housed at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Tsukuba Space Center northeast of Tokyo had been discovered compiling data and transmitting it to computers outside of the agency, according to Ars Technica's Dan...

Malware Targeting Middle Eastern Corporate Databases
2012-11-27 06:19:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts have uncovered a new strain of malware that modified corporate databases in the Middle East, although the virus appears to be a form of corporate sabotage rather than a high-threat cyber-weapon. “In the last couple of years, we have seen highly sophisticated malware used to sabotage the business activities of chosen targets. We have seen malware such as W32.Stuxnet designed to tamper with industrial automation...

Bat And Human Viruses Related
2012-11-20 14:30:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a genetic analysis published in mBio, the virus that killed a man in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia earlier this year is linked to viruses found in bats. Researchers studied the genome of the HCoV-EMC/2012 virus to understand its relatedness to other viruses and possible sources. The results of the sequencing and analysis could be used to help develop therapies and vaccines if they are needed for this emerging disease. "The...

2012-10-19 04:02:35

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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