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    computer malware that locks someone's machine and demands a payment from the computer owner in order to be unlocked

    Reveton is part of a category of malicious programs called ransomware that block certain OS features or encrypt personal files and ask victims for money in order to return their system to normal.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/12/2012


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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