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2014-07-23 23:25:12

University of Oxford Start-up Sets New Bar for Login Security, Determines “Over 96 percent of attempted logins are bots.” Luxembourg (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Oxford BioChronometrics (http://www.oxford-biochron.com), spun out from the University of Oxford’s Isis Software Incubator, has developed software which allows businesses to distinguish between real human users and spam bot page views, which it says make up an astonishing 96.5 percent of attempted logins on websites, including...

2014-05-08 23:10:42

New technology uses behavior to stop spam bots, eliminates the need for those illegible Captcha codes no one likes. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Internet security start-up Oxford Biochronometrics launched its new product today, NoMoreCaptchas, which uses behavior to filter out bots that attack websites and allows only humans through the door. Available for download at http://www.nomorecaptchas.com and the WordPress Plugin Store, their new technology eliminates the need...

Spam Botnet Defeated
2012-07-19 14:52:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You can put your children safely to bed tonight with an easy mind: Internet security experts last night were able to take down and defeat Grum, the world´s third-largest botnet. According to the researchers responsible for hunting down the botnet and delivering the final blow, Grum was so large, it was responsible for nearly 18% of the world´s spam, sending out 18 million spammy messages a day. FireEye – The...

2012-05-28 23:00:49

New reduced prices and increased performance of the Captcha Monster add-on. (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 Captcha codes are illegible letters and numbers, often colorful, blurry and jagged, that a user must enter to prove the user is not a robot. The theory is that robots will not be able to figure out what the Captcha code is, so the robot will not be able to access the website. One of the problems with Captcha codes is that they are illegible to humans and robots, so some find it a hassle to...

2011-08-11 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, NuCaptcha Inc., the "Human-Friendly" Captcha, announced its "Make the Switch" campaign to urge website owners to end user frustration. NuCaptcha's platform delivers a fast and easy to complete Captcha along with high website security. The simpler interface Captcha is designed to retain users on a site and help them "pass through security" as fast and painlessly as possible. Aimed at site owners looking for a user-friendly...

2010-11-01 21:03:49

One of the serious threats to a user's computer is a software program that might cause unwanted keystroke sequences to occur in order to hack someone's identity. This form of an attack is increasing, infecting enterprise and personal computers, and caused by "organized malicious botnets," said Daphne Yao, assistant professor of computer science at Virginia Tech (http://www.cs.vt.edu/user/115). To combat the "spoofing attacks," Yao and her former student, Deian Stefan, now a graduate student...

2009-07-15 09:08:50

Computer scientists at Newcastle University are about to give office workers a perfect excuse to play games: it's all in the name of research.Dr Jeff Yan, together with his PhD student Su-Yang Yu, has created "ËœMagic Bullet' as an effective solution to a problem which no known computer algorithm can yet solve.This simple computer game turns a tedious manual labeling task into a form of light entertainment and could soon help companies improve their chances of tackling online...

2008-12-08 08:30:00

Marshal8e6 Trace Team security experts say botnet is again spamming in large volumes ORANGE, Calif. and BASINGSTOKE, England, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- One of three major botnets shut down as a result of the closure of major spam hosting provider, McColo, has been re-established and is back spamming in large volumes, say experts from the Marshal8e6 TRACElabs. McColo was shut down by its ISP on November 11 following a journalist's inquiries about illicit spam activities. Subsequently, the...

2008-10-01 09:00:18

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, bots are the Internet's fastest-growing cyber crime and 71 percent of consumers lack knowledge about this online threat. October is recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month and as the nation's largest residential Internet Service Provider, Comcast is committed to informing consumers about how to have a safe and secure online experience. "Online criminals are savvy and are developing more sophisticated ways to steal personal...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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