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This Is Not A Test: Vulnerability Found In US Emergency Alert System
2013-07-09 13:41:50

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States Emergency Alert System (EAS), which can interrupt TV and radio programming with critical information about national emergencies, could have a critical flaw. The service, which has long been trusted to deliver information during a crisis, reportedly has a major vulnerability that could allow hackers to break into the system and even broadcast fake messages to the United States. Security firm IOActive announced on...


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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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