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Cyber Terrorist Sentenced To 30 Months For Botnet Scheme
2012-09-07 10:47:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyber terrorism fighters everywhere have scored a small victory this week as Joshua Schichtel was sentenced to thirty months in prison for running a botnet that infected some 72,000 computers. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Schichtel sold command and control access to his botnet and confirmed that he was being paid $1,500 by at least one customer to have access to it. Schichtel plead guilty last year to a single count of...

Keeping Your Car's Computer Safe From Viruses
2012-08-21 08:50:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A virus on a computer can be bad enough, possibly leading to hacked accounts and even broken hardware. A virus on your car´s computer however, could be downright dangerous. As our world progresses, so too does our desire to computerize everything, and our cars have become quite advanced. Staying one step ahead, the McAfee team at Intel Corp has been working away in a very unusual office for computer programmers and...

Kaspersky Calls For Help With Gauss Malware
2012-08-15 05:39:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs has called for help from the world´s leading cryptographers to help break the encryption of what remains a still-mysterious and potentially devastating warhead delivered by the Gauss cyber-surveillance malware. On Tuesday the company reached out to essentially anyone who could help crack the code. “We are asking anyone interested in cryptology and mathematics to join us in...

FBI Advises Internet Users To Test For DNSChanger
2012-04-22 03:44:16

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued another warning to computer owners to check their desktops and laptops for a piece of malware that could cause them to lose Internet access in a few months if the problem is not addressed. According to the Daily Mail, the DNSChanger malware is the result of an advertising scam launched by hackers last year, and many people still have the program on their computers without even realizing it. The FBI set up a system several months ago...

Anonymous Attack Tool Infects Its Own Users With Zeus Trojan
2012-03-05 05:41:01

Hackers who have downloaded a tool to help Anonymous launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks may also have unwittingly downloaded a piece of malware that has compromised their online banking accounts, a U.S. security firm has revealed. According to John Leyden of The Register, Symantec, the developers of Norton Antivirus software, discovered that those who have recently downloaded the Anonymous 'Slowloris' tool used "to flood websites with open connections and ultimately knock...

German Government Does Not Deny Spying On Computer Users
2011-10-10 10:36:45

The German government is spying on computer users in its country with a trojan horse program without their consent, a German hacker group claims. The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), claims on its website that it has obtained and analyzed software that is ostensibly a “lawful interception” program designed to legally listen in on internet-based phone calls as part of a legal wiretap. Its capabilities, the group says, go beyond legally acceptable bounds, MSNBC is reporting. The...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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