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2014-02-11 00:22:49

Global Microsoft Consumer Safety Index reveals impact of poor online safety behaviors. REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of international Safer Internet Day (SID) and following the release of the latest results of the third annual Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI), Microsoft Corp. is asking consumers to "Do 1 Thing" to stay safer online and commit to doing so on a new, interactive website, http://www.microsoft.com/saferonline. (Logo:...

2014-02-10 23:02:31

New Breed of Ransomware is Leaving Skilled IT Admins at the Mercy of End Users Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 CryptoLocker is alive and flourishing according to Security Awareness Training company KnowBe4. Complaints of CryptoLocker infections and resulting loss of data is on the rise. The malicious code, also referred to as “ransomware” due to the demand for fees to release captured files, is increasingly causing problems for IT security staff due to variants of the software...

Yahoo Mail Hacked Again
2014-01-31 12:55:40

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yahoo just rejoined the ranks of companies that have been compromised by hackers. The company said its Yahoo Mail servers were hacked, and sent a notice to users advising that passwords be changed. Yahoo has been through this before with its Yahoo Mail users. However, after a holiday shopping season where a number of retail accounts were compromised by hackers who gained access to credit card information from hundreds of millions of...

2014-01-23 23:22:03

Free report is comprehensive look at "lessons learned" from this attack. Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, released today a ‘Special Report: Lessons Learned From the Target Data Breach,’ a free threat intelligence briefing that analyzes recent reports from key...

2014-01-22 23:22:37

Security Company KnowBe4 Analysis Shows Awareness Training Greatly Mitigates Behavior Risks Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4, LLC, has released an analysis of 372 companies that clearly shows the impact and effectiveness of Security Awareness Training on employees. The study was done over a 12 month period and follows behavior patterns of 291,000 end points, showing a reduction in risky behavior by over 12X. Using an initial baseline of...

2014-01-22 23:01:30

Second annual list acknowledges individuals and organizations that are playing critical roles in shaping the way financial services organizations approach information security and privacy Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Gary Warner, co-founder and Chief Technologist for Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, was...

2014-01-22 08:32:20

CrowdStrike's 2013 Global Threats Report Identifies Motivation and Intent Behind Cyber Attacks Originating from China, Russia, Syria and Iran IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdStrike, a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks, today released "CrowdStrike Global Threats Report: 2013 Year in Review," the product of CrowdStrike's year-long study of more than 50 groups of cyber threat actors. The 30-plus...

2014-01-21 23:22:41

Malcovery Security Releases Latest Top 10 Phished Brands Missed by Your Antivirus in the Q4 2013 Pittsburgh, PA. and Birmingham, AL. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be proactively applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, released today the latest ‘Top 10 Phished Brands That Your Antivirus is Missing,’ a report that discloses leading brands that are...

SEA Hacks Microsoft Office Blog
2014-01-21 13:35:39

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has taken responsibility for hacking the Microsoft Office Blog only hours after the release of a redesign of the blog. Messages on the blog were changed and taunting tweets from the Syrian Electronic Army were sent out, PCWorld reports. The group posted an article on the blog titled "Hacked by the Syrian Electornic Army," though the article has been removed, it remains visible in Google's cache. The...

2014-01-16 23:05:00

Vircom is setting industry standards in e-mail security. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Vircom, an award-winning e-mail messaging security software company, has released modusGate™ 5.51, an email security and anti-spam filter software for Microsoft Exchange™ servers. “IT administrators are always looking for a simplified anti-spam solution for their corporate email servers. With this latest release of modusGate for Exchange, we introduced an industry first, a brand...


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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