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Microsoft Attempts To Douse Flame Malware
2012-06-15 12:44:49

John Neumann for redOrbit.com The malware, called Flame, a highly complex malicious tool that has actively targeted computers in the Middle East, was forced to self-terminate almost completely without a trace, and was in fact discovered only after UN´s telecoms arm reached out to security firms to get help with identifying a virus stealing data from many Middle Eastern computers last month. The Flame malware, which was recently discovered infecting computers in Iran and other...

UK's Growing Problem: Child Access To Online Porn
2012-04-19 12:11:57

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com A UK parliamentary inquiry into children´s access to illicit materials online has revealed some eyebrow-raising statistics. According to a parliamentary report, 80 percent of 16-year-olds regularly access pornography online and 33 percent of ten-year-olds have seen explicit material. Members of Parliament have expressed concern that these children viewing pornography are also seeing other potentially dangerous materials as well. “Our inquiry...

Vote Nears On Controversial Cybersecurity Bill (CISPA)
2012-04-19 07:24:49

Sponsors of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) released the latest changes to their legislation this week, a move they hope will address the concerns of a coalition of civil liberties groups who have launched a “week of action” to protest the proposals. The bill, HR 3523, aims to broaden the means for communication between private companies and the federal government on issues of cybersecurity and national security, and gives authorities...

Microsoft Windows 8 To Come In Four Editions
2012-04-18 05:47:40

Microsoft has announced in a recent blog post that its next operating system will come in four different varieties, including a tablet-version. According to the company, Windows 8 will be offered for those who run Intel-compatible machines in two versions, either the standard version, or a "Pro" version.  Microsoft also wrote that there would be an adapted version of Windows 8 Pro for business as well. Another version of its unreleased operating system will be available for devices...


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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