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2008-06-24 02:29:37

The U.S. Senate has designated the month of June as National Internet Safety Month to "provide the citizens of the United States with an opportunity to learn more about the dangers of the Internet and the importance of being safe and responsible online." Senate resolution S. RES 567 asks the assistance of national and community organizations to "provide information and training that develops critical thinking and decision-making skills that are needed for Internet safety." Answering this...

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2008-04-10 10:50:00

It's no cause for celebration, but the number of malicious viruses, worms and trojans has officially exceeded the one million mark, according to a bi-annual Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec.Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, Symantec noted that "almost two thirds of all malicious code threats currently detected were created during 2007."Symantec reported finding more than 711,912 total threats in 2007, 499,811 of which were found in the second half of the year alone....

2005-12-07 17:34:34

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roughly one in four U.S. Internet users are targets of phishing attacks -- phony e-mails seeking personal financial data -- according to a study conducted by Time Warner Inc.'s Internet unit AOL and the National Cyber Security Alliance. In a phishing attack, e-mails ask prospective victims to verify personal information through links to real-looking Web sites. According to the study, 70 percent of consumers who received such e-mails thought they were from...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.