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2011-04-05 11:40:00

Malicious code is being spread by smartphones and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as criminals target these devices, security software maker Symantec Corp. revealed in its annual threat analysis. "The report found that data breaches caused by hacking resulted in an average of more than 260,000 identities exposed per breach in 2010, nearly quadruple that of any other cause," according to a statement on Symantec's web site. When it comes to mobile devices, the report...

2011-01-20 10:58:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spyware goes by many names, including adware, malware, crimeware, scumware and snoopware, but no matter what you call it, its purpose is still the same: to creep into your computer files and send hackers your personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Once the information is in their hands, hackers can steal your identity, use your credit cards, siphon funds from your bank accounts, and more. Simply put: it's bad news and...

2010-10-05 08:30:00

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two billion people today use the Internet to conduct business, communicate with family and friends, stay-in-touch with current events and entertain themselves - and in doing so, expose themselves to an extensive and growing number of malware threats. CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) has released its State of the Internet 2010: A Report on the Ever-Changing Threat Landscape to provide an in-depth look at the most prevalent threat activity in the...

2010-10-04 10:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- During the first half of 2010, Europe sped through the spam-generating fast-lane, bypassing North and South Americas, and Asia-Pacific to earn the "Top Producer of Spam" title. Based on the Trend Micro semi-annual 2010 threat report, spam continued to grow between January and June 2010, with a brief lull during April. Despite common perception, porn consists of only 4 percent of all spam. Commercial, scams-based and health/medical categories make...

2010-08-16 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., the leader in NetFlow(TM) collection and analysis and the provider of the StealthWatch® System for flow-based network performance and security monitoring, and Damballa, the company transforming the fight against cyber threats, today announced that they will present a live Webinar entitled "Use NetFlow to Detect and Stop Advanced Cyber Threats." Damballa Vice President of Product Management Steven Newman and Lancope Product...

2010-08-10 08:00:00

WASHINGTON and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that their personal online actions can help make the greater online world safer for everyone, including their friends, family, country, and the larger global community of Internet users, a national survey of U.S. adults released today by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) finds. The survey was conducted as part of a...

2010-08-06 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today released its mid-year summary of the top cybercrime trends for 2010. From July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, the company tracked computer threats worldwide using its Global Response Intelligence Defense (GRID) network. The GRID contains millions of SonicWALL anti-spam and e-mail security servers located worldwide, to proactively protect...

2010-07-27 07:00:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, secure and managed portable computing solutions, today announced that May Mitchell, vice president of global channels has been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as one of the top Women of the Channel. CRN's annual list recognizes female executives across vendors' channel organizations, distributors and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year and the far-reaching impact they are having on the...

2010-03-09 10:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro has seen a recent rise in average of around 300 unique ZeuS samples per day, according to a recent threat report that examines the Eastern European criminal enterprise behind one of the world's most prolific crimeware kits designed for wholesale monetary theft. Trend Micro witnessed more than 13,000 unique ZeuS samples within January 2010 alone. "ZeuS is nothing new - we've seen it at work for years. But what's alarming is the recent...

2010-02-23 07:00:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- To help address the serious dangers posed by ever more sophisticated malicious software ("malware") that is infecting the computers of users of corporate online banking services, IronKey, the leader in secure and managed portable computing solutions, today announced its Trusted Access for Banking solution. This new product is an application and services suite that leverages the capabilities of IronKey's Trusted Computing Environment platform 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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