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Facebook Helps FBI Bring Down Butterfly Botnet
2012-12-12 14:19:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Like any other destination online, Facebook can be a very dangerous place. Aside from their ever-shifting privacy policies and settings, their more than 1 billion users are quite attractive to those given to cyber thievery. Scams are nothing new to Facebook users, and to the social giant´s credit, they work very hard to keep criminals away from their site. Today, it was announced that Facebook had a hand in helping the...

Sophos Details OS Vulnerabilities For Android And Apple
2012-12-04 13:31:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple and Google may be at odds with one another, but according to a new report from Sophos, the two may have something quite dangerous in common. Before the smartphone boom, Windows was the primary computing platform and was found on an overwhelming majority of PCs. As yet, Apple has yet to come close to Window´s market share, yet they are becoming more popular. Similarly, Google´s Android is currently out-shipping...

More Mac Malware Found By Intego
2012-12-04 12:28:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this spring, a Russian security firm discovered a trojan piece of malware which took advantage of a Java vulnerability on many computers, Macs and PCs alike. This trojan, known as “Flashback,” was used to enlist some 600,000 infected computers into a botnet. Some of these computers were even located at Apple´s own 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. Now, the security experts at Intego have...

2012-10-11 04:01:16

Nagios Enterprises is pleased to announce that its second annual Nagios World Conference in North America was a huge success. The conference was held in Saint Paul, Minnesota and featured notable industry experts from around the world, three days of conference sessions, workshops, BoF sessions, networking opportunities, and a special evening event. Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 Nagios Enterprises is pleased to announce that its second annual Nagios World Conference in North...

Botnet Infects Skype Users Who Click Picture Links
2012-10-09 12:43:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A good rule of thumb when surfing about this great wide web of ours: Be wary of what you click. More specifically, be particularly careful when the link alleges to lead to a picture. If, for instance, you see a link promising a gruesome or shocking picture, such as a spider underneath someone´s skin, best not to click. Skype users have recently been under attack with the promise of pictures of themselves, assumedly in...

Hacked Twitter Users Are Sending Scam Messages To Fellow Followers
2012-09-25 11:41:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In today´s culture, it seems so obvious, so well known that Internet thieves and scams are rampant, and that clicking on anything that sounds suspicious (or anything with an egregious misspelling) is generally a bad idea. This knowledge is so common, in fact, that it´s even been the punch line to many sitcom jokes, often created so the wide swath of the population will “get them” and understand. Yet, with...

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2012-09-13 17:37:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Cyber security can be tough. Surfing the web and using online tools can sometimes feel like walking through a darkened alley. You keep your eyes peeled, always checking your back and looking for the closest escape, just in case. As careful as they may be, what´s a web-user to do when their brand new PC arrives at their door loaded with malware before they ever plug it into the series of tubes and wires that is the World Wide...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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