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Cyber Hackers Faster to Find Loop Holes : Symantec

Cyber attackers are infiltrating networks and evading detection by hijacking the infrastructure of major corporations and using it against them besides exploiting vulnerabilities within a very short time, said Symantec, a security and anti-virus company. “Attackers don’t need to break down the door to a company’s network when the keys are readily available,” Tarun Kaura, director of Symantec India, said. ...

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Targeting Hot Zones in Africa May Prevent HIV Spread by 40%, Shows UCLA Model

Though Ebola in Africa has attracted much of the world’s attention recently, a severe HIV epidemic rages on in sub-Saharan Africa and more than 34 million people are infected with HIV; in sub-Saharan Africa alone, 3 million new infections occur annually. Researchers at UCLA have devised a plan they say would be much more effective in reducing HIV transmission. Not ...

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Virus Losing Virility, Slows Down Ability to Cause AIDS

The rapid evolution of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and widespread access to antiretroviral therapy are slowing down the ability of the virus to cause AIDS, finds a study which involved over 2,000 women in Africa. “Factors that influence the virulence of HIV are of direct relevance to ongoing efforts to contain, and ultimately eradicate, the HIV epidemic,” researchers from University ...

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FIFA World Cup: Beware of Scammers, Spoofs, E-mail Virus Offering Free Tickets

Now that the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is just three days far, the entire online world is going gaga over the event and not letting themselves behind, many scammers have kicked off efforts to target fans with spurious offers. Global software firm Symantec has cautioned that it has already identified several World Cup scams, including: • Emails promoting ...

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Don’t even smell sewage, it has 234 known viruses: study

Don’t ever smell sewage, a new study reveals that there are 234 known viruses in it besides harmful bacteria, germs and, of course, insects. Scientists have identified 234 known viruses so far in sewage flushed out in three cities of  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Barcelona in Spain and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The finding reverses the widely-held belief that only ...

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