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2011-01-27 06:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyber criminals often use a tactic called phishing to trick PC users into sharing bank account logins, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and other valuable information. Phishing typically takes the form of spam emails or instant messages containing links to seemingly real yet malicious Web sites to trick people into divulging sensitive information. And once you take the bait, they can create fake accounts in your name, steal your...

2010-12-07 12:42:00

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Phishing, the process of attempting to acquire sensitive information by masquerading as a legitimate and trustworthy company via online means, used to just be a problem for large corporations. But today, it's a multi-million dollar industry that's impacting businesses of every size. In fact, according to the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), online scams targeting small businesses cost U.S. companies $25 million in the third...

2010-11-30 17:04:00

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone, from kids to grandparents, uses social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. They're a great place to keep in touch with friends, discuss the issues of the day and share news and opinions. And although these fantastic sites do have their upside, they also open users up to more computer viruses and online threats that may go beyond the power of their current internet security software or PC protection plan. Just a few of the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'