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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...

2010-11-24 10:40:00

BOULDER, Colorado, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, the first Internet security service company, today announced availability of Prevx 3.0 across leading US retailers. From today, PC users can purchase boxed versions of Prevx 3.0 - powerful, cloud-based anti-malware technology from Webroot subsidiary Prevx - at Amazon.com, Buy.com, Fry's Electronics and Fry's.com, J&R, Micro Center, Newegg.com, PCmall.com and other leading retailers nationwide. The award-winning Prevx 3.0 is...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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