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2013-09-09 23:23:30

As phishing scams and spam messages continue to capitalize on the “spoofing” technique to fake their sender information, Scambook has noticed the increased need to warn consumers about how to avoid such schemes. Spoofed emails can lead to computer viruses or even more serious threats such as identity theft. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 As phishing scams and spam messages continue to capitalize on the “spoofing” technique to fake their sender information, Scambook has...

2013-09-03 23:01:21

Named as one of the 250 companies to watch by AlwaysOn, Agari has analyzed over 1 trillion emails to offer more security and protection to clients. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 AlwaysOn has compiled their list of 250 companies to watch in 2013, and Agari is among the top businesses to watch. Agari eliminates threats, protects brand reputation, and guards consumer data. In just over a year, they have announced that they have analyzed more than 1 trillion emails. As a result of...

2013-08-13 23:20:17

An Armenia-based startup, Saymetruth, announced the official beta launch of its anonymous social network Saymetruth.com, where people can anonymously tell their friends, family members and relatives the things they would never say in person. Yerevan, Armenia (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 An Armenia-based startup, Saymetruth, announced the official beta launch of its anonymous social network Saymetruth.com today, where people can anonymously tell their friends, family members and relatives the...

2013-08-12 23:20:37

When it comes to landing in the crosshairs of cyber attackers, financial institutions have always proven to be tantalizing targets, and as a recent article in the Financial News revealed, it hasn’t changed. But, “Individuals or groups trying to get their hands on some actual cash are not the only threats on the radar, destruction and incapacitation attacks have become real migraine-makers for financial institutions as hacktivists and cyber warriors target their foundation and stability...

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....


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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