Archive for 2011/08/05
Shady Rat was known by McAfee (and certainly others) but no one apparently ever did anything to take the C&C down, even after knowing about it for monthsPosted: 2011/08/05 in Education / Awareness
Secure Open Wireless is a project we’ve been working on that promises to significantly reduce the security problems that plague 802.11 wireless networking todayPosted: 2011/08/05 in Education / Awareness
Why do hackers hack? Why create a worm that sends out an email to everyone in your contact list, or a Trojan that deletes your term papers? Is it mischief, malice, money, or something else entirely?Posted: 2011/08/05 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
Forget about the top ten reasons you should quit Facebook. Heck, forget about all the other reasons too because this is the new definitive reason why you will quit Facebook: Zuckerberg now wants to put ads directly in your feedPosted: 2011/08/05 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
Mapnificient allows you to pick your location, set an amount of time and then find exactly where can you go using public transportation in that time. Absolute geniusPosted: 2011/08/05 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
If your child gets snatched, it might take some time to come up with a recent, accurate photo to provide the police. Unless you have it on your iPhone—along with all their personal informationPosted: 2011/08/05 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
From time to time vendors (digital camera makers, smartphone suppliers etc) supply kit that comes pre-installed with malware: normally because production or testing machines are infected. It’s more difficult to fathom how an auto-direct to a malicious website was burned into a Cisco warranty CDPosted: 2011/08/05 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
The focus on enforcement first makes the copyright industries look lazy and backward-looking. But when you peel back all the arguments, only a tiny handful of cranks and obsessive nutters openly state that a creator’s rights should not be enforced onlinePosted: 2011/08/05 in Blocking, Education / Awareness
Saying you support creators’ rights in principle but then recoiling in horror when they are exercised in practice is not a supportable, long-term position. It’s like saying you “support gay marriage” but want to forbid gay couples from ever getting married. So in short, I believe the copyright-holders are entitled to have some tools for enforcement, as a backstop, and these must include something far, far smarter than website-blocking.
We are examining The Daily’s use of a small unmanned aircraft to see if it was in accordance with FAA policiesPosted: 2011/08/05 in Education / Awareness
The WASP’s compact computer may of particular interest to News Corporation since it is capable of sniffing Wi-Fi networks and intercepting mobile phone calls.
One of the first figures to plaster the internet with millions of spam messages before being driven underground has been criminally charged for hacking some 500,000 Facebook accounts, stealing their personal information, and sending 27 million unwanted advertisementsPosted: 2011/08/05 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement
During the six month study, researchers from Avast have sampled 630,000 Windows rootkits, to find out that 74% of infections originated from illegal copies of Windows XPPosted: 2011/08/05 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
On June 23, a network of web sites that were distributing fake antivirus software for Windows PCs and Macs suddenly went offline. Now we know why. The head of the company that processed payments for the group is behind bars in RussiaPosted: 2011/08/05 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement
Digital streaming has shown how popular it is with record subscriber numbers for both Netflix and DirecTVPosted: 2011/08/05 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Stats / reports
Scotland Yard quadruples cybercrime unit following LulzSec, Anonymous arrests: Twitter battle ensuesPosted: 2011/08/05 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement
Best-selling book author Joe Quirk is suing Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures because they allegedly ripped off the story from one of his books for their upcoming action movie Premium RushPosted: 2011/08/05 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Litigation
A U.S. federal court has ruled that the domain seizure of sports streaming site Rojadirecta does not violate the First Amendment, and has refused to hand the domain back to its Spanish ownerPosted: 2011/08/05 in Blocking, Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Jurisprudence
MEGAUPLOAD: Since his convictions Kim has a clean record and under (Germany’s) Clean-Slate legislation his prior convictions have been wiped. Today Kim is married and the father of three young children. He has matured, learned from his past mistakes and is a successful businessman…Kim is one of many shareholders at Mega and not involved in most day-to-day business decisionsPosted: 2011/08/05 in Education / Awareness
Don’t believe it, argues Perfect 10′s lawyers. In the porn studio’s complaint, they wrote that Schmitz is all there is behind Megaupload. “Each of the entity defendants herein is the alter ego of Schmitz,” Perfect 10 said in a court filing. “Schmitz formed Megaupload for the specific purpose of engaging in the business of illegally storing, displaying, and distributing the intellectual property of others. On information and belief, Schmitz alone profits from the revenues derived from these entities.”
The Mega-Money World Of MegaUpload
According to a recent report from New Zealand, Schmitz is currently under investigation for using multiple names to register three luxury cars including a Rolls-Royce Phantom convertible. The cars are adorned with personal plates – GOD, WANTED and GUILTY.