Halo 2 retail date broken in Midwest

Meijer starts selling Halo 2 just a bit early. Originally spotted here Halo 2 Release Date Broken. The GameSpot article is here Halo 2 retail date broken in Midwest. “Numerous reports surfaced today from the Midwest claiming several retail chains had broken Halo 2's street date. Several reports on the Gaming Age forums–which included photos of …

Attack code exploits new IE bug

The threat posed by a critical flaw in Internet Explorer has been ratcheted up by the release of a program designed to exploit the vulnerability, security researchers warned on Thursday. While Microsoft hasn't yet issued a patch, the bug appears to be a selling point for the widely touted Service Pack 2 (SP2) — systems …

MPAA Begins to Sue

Everyone knew it was going to happen sooner or later. BBR covers the story MPAA Begins to Sue – No more 'Mr. Nice Guy', apparently. Movie industry to sue file sharers MercuryNews.com. MPAA Lawsuits November 16 – Anti-film piracy legal storm on the way BBR. MPAA to Sue Movie File Swappers.

BitTorrent Accounts for 35% of Traffic

Since Slashdot sent me so much traffic today. Their write up on the subject gets the first link spot today. BitTorrent Accounts for 35% of Traffic Slashdot. There is another article over at BBR on the subject Bit Torrent 35% of all Traffic – From Piracy and politics to pop culture. Of course it's not …

Welcome Slashdot users

I was just checking my blog stats for the evening. And imagine my surprise when I saw multiple Slashdot referrers. It seems that user A5un (586681) posted a link back to this blog. Big thank you for the extra traffic. And for feeling what is posted here is of value to others. Was actually planning on doing a …

Canadian cable users report BitTorrent slowdowns

Thanks to a comment added to this article Insightbb and Sandvine P2P. I was made aware of the fact that Canadians using Shaw Cable might be seeing similar issues. The thread in relation to this can found here Shaw » BT slowdowns. Thanks go out to the anonymous user who posted the link. It seems as if …

Hackers reopen stolen code store with Cisco wares

TheSource Code Club offering code for Cisco's PIX firewall software for $24,000  Source Code Club reappeared online Monday, using messages to online security discussion groups to announce that it was back in business. The group is using e-mail and messages posted in a Usenet group to communicate with customers and receive orders for the source …

North Carolina Man Gets 9 Years in Jail for Spam

A North Carolina man was sentenced to nine years in prison for sending hundreds of thousands of “spam” e-mail messages, Virginia prosecutors said on Wednesday.   Yahoo! News   9 years for spam – 'Stubberfield' goes down    CNET News    US duo in first spam conviction     Criminal spammers guilty, get banged up  Brother, sister …

Is it adware or spyware, adware or adwars

The past few weeks have seen some very interesting articles in relation to adware and spyware. A very serious debate is raging on if the line is becoming a bit blurred. 'Spyware or Adware' Debate – Aluria decision prompts heated criticism. That link is also included here Iggyz Weekly News 11/3/04. WhenU Enters the Anti-Spyware …