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2010-11-24 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, reported today that one-third of all malware in existence was created in the first 10 months of 2010. The average number of malware threats created every day, including new malware and variants of existing families, has risen from 55,000 in 2009 to 63,000 in 2010 - a rate increase of 14.5 percent. The research lab also revealed that the average lifespan of 54 percent of malware has been...

2010-11-10 09:38:00

MEDINA, Ohio, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Antivirus and security firm Thirtyseven4, LLC cautions that despite two-year-old, readily available virus definitions for I-Worm.Kido (Conficker), Conficker remains a serious threat to school systems across the United States. First detected back in November 2008, Conficker (an Internet Worm targeting PCs) has infected millions of computers worldwide and is still running rampant. According to data collected by Thirtyseven4, it is estimated...

2010-11-05 00:00:39

A new variant of the Boonana malware, first documented and named by SecureMac has been discovered. The trojan behaves in a very similar manner to the original malware, and is currently being distributed on multiple sites. Boonana malware is cross platform and affects Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 4, 2010 A new variant of the Boonana malware, first documented and named by SecureMac, has been discovered by ESET. The new variant, trojan.osx.boonana.b, behaves in...

2010-10-29 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, advises computer users to be careful this Halloween as they may be in for a trick thanks to malicious applications, fake websites, spam and Trojans disguised as Halloween treats by cybercriminals. Hackers are taking advantage of popular Hollywood scary movies, such as "Paranormal Activity 2" and "Friday the 13th," to implement Blackhat SEO attacks that target unsuspecting online users through search...

2010-10-04 14:32:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, has discovered that Apple's popular iTunes platform has become a major target for hackers looking to steal credit card data from the service's millions of users. Victims receive a cleverly-crafted email informing them that they have made an expensive purchase on iTunes. The user, having never made the purchase to begin with, is concerned by the email and naturally tries to resolve the problem - in...

2010-09-30 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, today published its Q3 Quarterly Report on global malware activity, covering security events and incidents from July to September 2010. Continuing the theme from the last report, PandaLabs once again found Trojans in the spotlight, comprising 55 percent of all new threats. Infection via email, traditionally the most popular vector for spreading malware, has declined in favor of greater use of...

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2010-09-28 05:35:00

Cisco warned LinkedIn members on Monday that spammers have flooded users with emails that attempt to trick them into downloading software that steals bank account numbers and other information. "Starting this morning "” Monday, September 27, at 10am GMT "” cyber criminals sent spam email messages targeting users of the LinkedIn social media community. This is the largest such attack known to date," wrote Cisco in a warning posted on the company's security community blog. At times,...

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2010-09-25 05:50:00

Computer security experts say a computer virus that has infected industrial control systems worldwide appears to have been aimed primarily at nuclear facilities in Iran. The malicious software, dubbed Stuxnet, is a "trojan worm" that disguises itself as a safe application.  The virus spreads from USB "thumb drive" memory devices, exploiting a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system that has since been resolved.  The virus attacks widely used industrial automation...

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2010-09-21 12:50:00

Twitter has fixed a flaw in its microblogging service site that allowed a malicious code to direct users to porn sites just by rolling over the message with their mouse. Thousands of user accountss were used to exploit the flaw, including Sarah Brown, the wife of the U.K.'s former Prime Minister. "The exploit is fully patched," Twitter said on its status blog. People using third-party software were unaffected by the problem. Initially, users only had to move their mouse over a message...

2010-09-13 14:57:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, has been thoroughly investigating the insidious "Here you have" virus and has discovered that the Iraqi resistance group claiming responsibility, Tariq Bin Ziyad, may be based in Spain. The virus, first appearing about a month ago, is a worm that has spread widely through email using social engineering and uses "Here you have" as the subject header in email messages. This worm has continued to...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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