Latest Computer worm Stories

Hackers Defaced Tumblr User Pages
2012-12-04 05:51:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A group of hackers going by the name "GNAA" claimed responsibility for a fast-spreading software worm that infected thousands of accounts on the popular micro-blogging site Tumblr on Monday morning. Users of infected accounts saw their pages defaced with a profane, expletive-laden message. Tumblr was able to fix the security exploit within hours, and released a statement Monday afternoon saying the site had been restored to...

Yoda Worm Found Deep Beneath The Atlantic Ocean
2012-10-08 04:46:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Yoda, the wizened old Jedi master popularized in the Star Wars series of films, has been immortalized by scientists who have named a newly-discovered species of acorn worm in his honor. As Discovery.com's Amanda Onion reported on Friday, the new species, Yoda purpurata, is one of three recently discovered living 1 1/2 miles beneath the Atlantic Ocean. The worm was named in honor of Yoda because of large flaps on the sides of its...

2012-09-20 23:02:27

Founder of Gardening Harmony LLC, Diane Eggleston has launched GardeningHarmony.com to cater to gardeners that wish to garden in harmony with the environment, as well as those wishing to make their gardens more practical and beautiful. For more information, visit the website´s blog at GardeningHarmonyBlog.com. Apache Junction, Arizona (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Diane Eggleston is proud to announce the launch of http://www.GardeningHarmony.com, a website focusing on gardening products...

2012-08-28 20:28:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s alive! Well, not quite, but UT Dallas computer scientists have created a new software that helps develop defense against new kinds of attacks, and in essence it is a monster of sorts. The UT Dallas team, headed by Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of computer science, created software that can cloak itself as it steals and reconfigures information in a computer program. But Hamlen and doctoral student Vishwath Mohan...

Artificial Intelligence Finds Mutations Faster
2012-08-20 05:57:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In order to fully understand some diseases – how they work, how they spread, response to drugs, etc – researchers have been employing some of the world´s tiniest animals, such as the multicellular fruit fly, nematode, or zebra fish. While this examination by itself is useful, these researchers can make real progress in their studies if they can examine a multitude of animals in order to detect any mutation among...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.