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ETYMOLOGY: RANSOM

WHAT WITH RANSOMWARE much in the news these days, etymology of the word “ransom” is worthy of research. Merriam-Webster defines it as “a consideration paid or demanded for the release … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · Leave a comment