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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...

Cyber Terrorist Sentenced To 30 Months For Botnet Scheme
2012-09-07 10:47:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyber terrorism fighters everywhere have scored a small victory this week as Joshua Schichtel was sentenced to thirty months in prison for running a botnet that infected some 72,000 computers. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Schichtel sold command and control access to his botnet and confirmed that he was being paid $1,500 by at least one customer to have access to it. Schichtel plead guilty last year to a single count of...

Malware Attacks At Four Year High
2012-09-05 11:52:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Malware attacks have skyrocketed at the fastest pace in four years, according to a second-quarter Threat Report by security software maker McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel. The firm said it had found more than 8 million new kinds of malware during the second quarter, a 23 percent increase from the previous quarter. There are now more than 90 million unique strands of malware in existence, including new threats like mobile...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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