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2010-08-03 12:32:34

A security expert has shown that one visit to a booby-trapped website could direct attackers to a person's home. The attack exploits shortcomings in many routers to try and find out a key identification number. It uses this number along with Internet applications to determine where a router is located. Hacker Samy Kamkar demonstrated the attack by locating one router to within roughly 21 feet of its real world position. Many people go online through a router and only the computer directly...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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