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2011-06-17 13:45:00

According to computer security firm Symantec, hackers are targeting users of the virtual currency Bitcoin by penetrating computers and swiping their digital wallets. "Malware authors move fast," Symantec's Stephen Doherty said in a blog post about digital pickpockets targeting Bitcoin. "We have seen a recent Trojan in the wild targeting Bitcoin wallets," Doherty said. "It has one motive: to locate your Bitcoin wallet.dat file and email it to the attacker," Doherty said. "This is not...


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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