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2013-07-04 23:16:46

Goal is to make sure their customers don't become scam victims. (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) July xx, 2013 – CourtRecords.us.org has just launched a new section of their site dedicated to helping their customer fight scam artists, the company said yesterday. “Many people come to our site because they are worried about becoming scam victims,” a CourtRecords.us.org spokesman said. “We field calls about potential scams all the time. So it occurred to us that we...

2013-06-27 23:26:10

With Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit and the FBI liberating over 2 million PCs earlier this month from a cyber-crime ring using them as a botnet believed to be responsible for siphoning over $500 million from bank accounts across the globe, there can be no doubt that botnets and organized cyber crime continue to exact a high toll on businesses everywhere. Global Digital Forensics founder, Joe Caruso, discusses how botnets are created and used, and what steps businesses should take to...

Google Brings Safer Browsing Experiences Through Transparency Reports
2013-06-26 11:16:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In what could be seen as part transparency and part self-promotion, Google will now begin including the number of malicious websites they find with their Transparency Reports. This new section of the report will display how many users receive a safe browsing warning alerting them about a potentially dangerous website. The search company has been looking for malware and phishing sites since 2006 and shares this technology with...

2013-06-14 23:01:20

In the last few months, UsenetReviewz editors have put a lot of thought into telling their readers about the new Copyright Alert System. They have covered what it is, how it works, how warnings will look, but now are telling their readers they may have missed one small detail. South America (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 “To err is human,” and the editors of UsenetReviewz asked their readers in a post titled, “Scam Alert: Copyright Infringement Scams Surfacing — Here´s...

2013-06-13 23:27:29

PropertySearch.us.org launches free service to make sure that consumers are not the victim of a real estate scam. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 PropertySearch.us.org has launched a customer service blog that is designed to help people in the real estate market avoid scam artists, the company announced yesterday. “We are seeing an increase in real estate scams,” a company spokesman said. “So we feel it is our obligation as a good corporate neighbor to help our...

Google Warns Iranian Gmail Users Ahead Of Presidential Elections
2013-06-13 13:39:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just days before an Iranian presidential election, Google is warning Gmail users in the area to take extra precaution when accessing their account or clicking on links from incoming messages. Google in a blog post said they´ve noticed an increase in phishing attempts against tens of thousands of Iranian Gmail users. Given the time and other details of these attacks, Google says they believe them to be political in nature....

2013-06-12 23:20:30

As part of its continuing effort to fight fraud and scams, Scambook is urging consumers to end the negative stigma often associated with being a scam victim. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 As part of its continuing effort to fight fraud and scams, Scambook is urging consumers to end the negative stigma often associated with being a scam victim. Many individuals are in denial that they would ever fall for a scam, distancing themselves from scam victims and framing victims' misfortune...

Complex Trojan Takes Advantage Of Previously Unknown Android Exploit
2013-06-09 08:45:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Security researchers have discovered a new Trojan program that exploits previously undetected flaws in the Android operating system and utilizes techniques more commonly found in Windows malware to remain undetected as it executes rogue commands on infected mobile devices. The Trojan has been named Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a (Obad.a) by representatives of computer security firm Kaspersky Lab, who has dubbed it the most...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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