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Black Hole

Slang; a project that takes an inordinate amount of time to complete. For example, if a contractor spends so much time on one client that she cannot devote enough time to other clients to satisfy their needs, the first client is known as a black hole. The term is most common in accounting and auditing.
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The authors found that x-rays, through their microlensing analysis, come from a small region where blackholes spin rapidly.
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"The curator of Blackhole, a miscreant who uses the nickname 'Paunch,' announced yesterday on several Underweb forums that the Java zero-day was a 'New Year's Gift,' to customers who use his exploit kit," writes Krebs on Security's Brian Krebs.
Blackhole HT is an alkaline, carbon-based suspension with a viscosity comparable to water.
Security company Sophos today warned that an email posing as a CNN news alert about the US presidential election is actually an attempt to lure recipients to a website hosting the Blackhole malware suite.
In June, GFI threat researchers observed two fresh spam campaigns linking to Blackhole exploits which posed as confirmation emails from Twitter[R] and Amazon[R].
In June, GFI threat researchers observed two fresh spam campaigns linking to Blackhole exploits which posed as confirmation emails from Twitter similarly had their brand misappropriated in a spam campaign meant to infect users with Sirefef and rogue antivirus software.
This comes as the local authority faces up to a pounds 14m financial blackhole.
The notorious BlackHole exploit kit and other exploit kits such as Fragus and Neosploit provide automation of these processes.
BLUES could face a financial blackhole if Carson Yeung is found guilty of money laundering and stripped of his 23 per cent stake in the club, it has been revealed.
Talks will focus on the planned 6 billion euro budget savings due on December 7, a four-year 15 billion euro savings plan and the financial blackhole crippling the banks.
Cygnus X-1 was one of the first compelling stellar-mass blackhole candidates.