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Smartphone Malware To Increase In 2013
2012-12-16 06:05:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two firms specializing in mobile security are predicting that handheld devices, especially those powered by Android, will be hit hard by malware in the year ahead. According to BGR's Dan Graziano, the folks at Lookout Mobile Security reported Thursday that an estimated 18 million devices running Google's operating system might become infected with some type of virus, spyware, or other mobile malware in 2013. The odds that users...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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