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2008-08-28 06:00:36

By Miguel Helft On the Internet, popularity often draws the attention of hackers. So it is not surprising that Facebook has become the target of a spate of attacks, just as the membership on the site has swelled to about 100 million active users worldwide. In recent days, many Facebook users have seen a sharp increase in spam, some of it pretty racy. Over the weekend, several Facebook users contacted this newspaper saying that their accounts appeared to have been hijacked, and some said...

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2008-08-27 12:15:00

NASA reports say a computer virus found its way onto the International Space Station (ISS). Laptops carried to the ISS in July were infected with a virus known as Gammima.AG, officials confirmed. The worm lurks on infected machines waiting to steal login names for popular online games. It was first detected on Earth in August 2007. However, this is not the first time computer viruses had traveled into space and NASA officials are investigating how the machines were infected. But they say no...

2008-08-13 12:00:33

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, announced the findings from a joint report with CommTouch on the current state of spam. The report found that on average during the second quarter of this year, more than 10 million zombie computers (systems infected by 'bots' and controlled remotely by cyber criminals) were sending spam and...

2008-08-13 06:00:26

By Jon Swartz SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook isn't just popular with consumers and marketers. Hackers are finding flaws in computer-programming language JavaScript and planting malicious code in the profiles on the popular social-networking site and its rivals. Once cybercrooks break into a profile, they can steal data and turn the compromised PCs of the victims into remote-controlled machines that spew more malicious software, spam and phishing attacks. Last week, computer security firm...

2008-08-10 03:00:10

By Anonymous IT MAY SOUND LIKE A THIRD-RATE HORROR film, but the botnets like Storm Worm are causing businesses on the internet grief. Botnets are a collective mass of infected computers - and Storm Worm is the world's largest, generating 20 per cent of all world spam, according to a provider of web security services, Messagelab. The company says the growth in spam and virus activity is due to the rapid increase in the number of internet users in countries such as India and China. Its...

2008-08-05 09:00:27

PineApp(TM), a global leader in securing networks and email systems, today announced that North Florida Women's Care (NFWC) has utilized PineApp's Mail-SeCure perimeter security appliance to provide the organization with secure email while eliminating a massive amount of spam attacks. The Mail-SeCure appliance was deployed to secure all employee email throughout the organization. NFWC selected Mail-SeCure because of the appliance's ease of installation, usability, unit cost and unsurpassed...

2008-07-30 18:00:29

By Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 30--Yet another round of spam e-mails that instructs recipients to click on a link that downloads a virus is making the rounds. This time the e-mails include a link that contains an article about the FBI and the popular social networking site, Facebook. The e-mails come with a the subject that reads "F.B.I. vs. facebook," but the link contains Storm Worm virus that installs malicious software known as malware. Malware is a program that...

2008-07-10 09:00:34

BitDefender researchers have identified a new wave of spam messages that announce an alleged attack of the US Army against Iran in order to trick users into downloading and installing malicious software onto their personal computers. The webpage hosting the piece of malware -- dailydotnews.com -- is a simple, yet efficiently designed site with a top banner, a simple picture masquerading a YouTube player and three lines of text detailing the US operation in Iran. This spam approach is used...

2008-07-06 03:00:11

By Wendy Leung RANCHO CUCAMONGA - They're squishy. Children love to play with them. And sometimes, they're at the bottom of your tequila. But not often do worms play the central role of a business - unless it's Marcia Iannone's. The Rancho Cucamonga resident, along with her husband Ron, runs a vermiculture compost business from their home, and the slimy, soft- bodied creatures aren't the only things they sell. Touted on their business cards and "wormmobile" is worm poop and worm tea,...

2008-07-05 03:00:12

By Wendy Leung Staff Writer RANCHO CUCAMONGA - They're squishy. Children love to play with them. And sometimes, they're in the bottom of your tequila. But not often do worms play the central role of a business - unless it's Marcia Iannone's. The Rancho Cucamonga resident, along with her husband Ron, runs a vermiculture compost business from their home, and the slimy, soft- bodied creatures aren't the only things they sell. Touted on their business cards and "wormmobile" is worm...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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