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 …

Printers betray document secrets

Printers betray document secrets “US scientists have discovered that every desktop printer has a signature style that it invisibly leaves on all the documents it produces. They have now found a way to use this to identify individual laser printers. The work will help track down printers used to make bogus bank notes, fake passports and …