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Ungodly Battle: Microsoft Versus Zeus
2012-03-26 10:55:44

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Software giant Microsoft, working closely with the United States Marshals Service, launched what it is calling its ℠most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date,´ seizing hundreds of web addresses in an attempt to bring down Zeus-based botnets. According to a New York Times report, US marshals raided offices in Pennsylvania and Illinois on Friday, March 23, to shut down servers and obtain evidence for a civil suit Microsoft brought against...

Is Anti-Spam Becoming Worse Than The Problem?
2012-03-15 03:56:19

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com No one actually likes spam, at least not the unwanted junk email variety. Whether it is proposals from would-be deposed Nigerian dictators, ads for Viagra, or fake Better Business Bureau alerts, spam is annoying. Coupled with phishing scams, links to spoofed websites and other attempts to deceive, spam is very dangerous. But are the counter-measures actually helping, or are they becoming worse than the problem? There are essentially several methods for...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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