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2011-12-31 08:55:11

The Chinese government is joining forces with the nation's most popular search engines to combat phishing attacks that have resulted in the theft of the personal details of more than 45 million Internet users in that country. According to Sisi Tang and Melanie Lee of Reuters, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Friday that they would be teaming up with 10 Chinese search engines in order to make it more difficult for people to fall victim to the schemes, during which bank customers...


Word of the Day
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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