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2013-08-06 23:24:21

The two biggest hacker conferences of the year roared at full pitch last week in Las Vegas, DEF CON 21 and Black Hat, and if there was one theme on display that should re-energize the fear factor concerning cyber security, it’s this; “The more we allow our everyday lives to interface with and rely on technology, the more at risk to outside forces we inevitably become, especially where yesterday’s technologies meet today’s threats,” says Bob Knudsen, Northeast Regional Manager for...

2013-07-29 23:03:59

Average DDoS Attack Size Growing Dramatically in 2013, 2.7Gbps in June Burlington, MA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today released data on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends for the first half of 2013. The data shows that DDoS continues to be a global threat, with a clear increase in attack size, speed and complexity. “ATLAS gives us tremendous...

Apple Developer Website Online Again Following Cyberattack
2013-07-28 09:12:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Apple's developer website was back online Friday, more than a week after it was targeted by a hacker who reportedly attempted to steal personal information, various media outlets have reported. According to Bloomberg's Jordan Robertson, the website used by engineers who write Mac and iOS device applications was said to be active as of 5pm Pacific time on July 26. The attack had forced it offline for a total of eight days....

2013-07-17 23:21:44

Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today announced that the average packet-per-second (pps) rate reached 47.4 Mpps and the average bandwidth reached 49.24 Gbps based on data collected in Q2 2013 from DDoS attacks launched against its global client base. These metrics, representing increases of 1,655 percent and 925 percent respectively compared to Q2 2012, are just two of many findings contained in the company’s Quarterly...

2013-07-17 23:19:33

Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform, wants to educate the public about bad email habits that may place them at increased risk for online scams, identity theft and fraud. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform, wants to educate the public about bad email habits that may place them at increased risk for online scams, identity theft and fraud. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) estimates...

2013-07-15 23:19:33

With McAfee releasing its report on Operation Troy and the Dark Seoul cyber attacks last week, the spotlight once again falls on the spear phishing threats businesses face every day. Global Digital Forensics founder and CEO/CTO, Joe Caruso, talks about the mechanics of a spear phishing campaign and some steps that can be taken to combat the threat. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 McAfee released a report last week called Dissecting Operation Troy: Cyberespionage in South Korea, and it...

2013-07-12 23:28:59

Industry veteran Jon Hilfiger joins PhishLabs to drive sales growth. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 PhishLabs, the leading provider of cybercrime protection and intelligence services that fight back against online threats, announces the appointment of cyber security services veteran Jon Hilfiger as Vice President of Sales. In this role, Mr. Hilfiger is responsible for expanding sales growth and leading the global PhishLabs sales team. Mr. Hilfiger began his career at SecureWorks,...

2013-07-09 23:25:29

The new service monetizes social networking with members offering bounties to get connected with the people they want to meet. Those who make introductions earn cash rewards and members can also profit by selling their knowledge, advice, expertise and experiences. London, England (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Directly.me, the social network and search engine that pays members for connecting others with their contacts, is now live and available worldwide after a successful invite-only trial...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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