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Pirate Bay Founder Gets Years In Prison
2013-06-20 11:45:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pirate Bay cofounder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced to two years in jail earlier today under charges of hacking and illegally transferring money. The 28-year old is currently serving a one-year sentence for copyright infringement, charges he incurred during his time with Pirate Bay. Warg's associate, 37-year old Mathias Gustafsson, was also tried for the same crimes but received only one year of probation. These decisions...

2013-06-13 23:26:29

Tapit Call Accounting Software offers protection against telephone hacking and keeps track of employee phone use by monitoring all in and out bound calls. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Telephone hacking is a threat all companies face. Hackers gain access to their phone systems and then sell minutes of talk time to unsuspecting customers. This can result in phone bills large enough to shut down a small company. Increasing phone system security should be on every company´s to-do...

2013-06-10 23:21:12

InfiniteSkills Inc. releases "Advanced White Hat Hacking and Penetration Testing Tutorial," a 5 hour training course designed to provide advanced students in ethical hacking with a basic skill set to begin handling difficult security issues with their own problem solving skills. (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Software training firm InfiniteSkills Inc. this week released its "Advanced White Hat Hacking and Penetration Testing Tutorial," a course designed to provide advanced students in ethical...

Human Error, System Glitches Responsible For More Data Breaches Than Hackers
2013-06-09 08:28:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Mistakes, negligence and glitches are more likely to be responsible for computer-related security breaches than cyber attacks, according to a report released last week by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute. The eighth-annual “Cost of a Data Breach” study, which was conducted by the independent research firm and sponsored by the California-based security software company, found that nearly two-thirds of all data...

Cyber Security Top Priority For Obama Xi Meeting
2013-06-03 10:02:09

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When President Barack Obama meets with newly installed Chinese President Xi Jinping this Friday in South California in what is being described as a relatively informal retreat, the very serious issue of cyber hacking will be on the agenda. The meeting of the world´s two top economic powers is being described as a “shirt-sleeve” affair, and is aimed at allowing the two to meet outside the spotlight of Washington....


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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