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Julian Assange Hires Pirate Bay Lawyer

We do write about Julian Assange from time to time – the last time was about WikiLeaks Attacks Causing Rival DDoS Retaliation. Sadly however, the legal issues Mr Assange is facing are nothing to do with his rather famous site, but rather to do with rape. Keep your dick in your pants son, especially if […]

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Dutch Court Rules Wi-Fi Hacking Legal In Holland

Interesting case and a very interesting interpretation of the laws of Holland which lead to this decision which means the Dutch can hack in Wireless routers legally. We published a story about the ethics of jacking open Wi-Fi connections way back in 2006, when a supposed ethics expert said it was ok: Jacking Wifi is […]

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Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture

We have mentioned Facebook plenty of times, they have had their fair share of security issues and we have mentioned Tunisia once way back in regards to Internet Repression. It seems like the government of Tunisia have been basically phishing their users with fake versions of login pages for Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo!. It only […]

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China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans

It seems like the Chinese are always coming up with inventive ways to scam people, this time the people in their own country. Android is of course growing quickly globally and China is no exception with the availability of cheap hardware there the open-source Android OS is a natural choice. The latest scam is some […]

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UAE (Dubai) & Saudi Arabia To Ban BlackBerry Services With India To Follow

Well there’s been a lot of news these past few days so it was pretty tough to choose what to cover today, anyway I chose this story as it interests me and could be a real problem for RIM the makers of the popular (and fastest growing) BlackBerry smart-phone device. The latest news is due […]

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UK ISP TalkTalk Monitoring Users Without Consent (Deep Packet Inspection)

Well this can be looked at in a number of ways, many would say “If you’ve nothing to hide, why worry?” – but then we know people in the UK can be fairly fanatical when it comes to issues regarding privacy. Also TalkTalk are claiming it’s an anonymous system, so actual user details aren’t stored. […]

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One Of The World’s Most Prolific Music Piracy Groups Busted

Seems like the Feds have been busy in recent year, all kinds of hackers, phishers an dnow pirates are getting arrested and imprisoned for some serious jailtime. The latest in this strung of busts is the music piracy ground RNS or Rabid Neurosis, very eminent in the scene in the late 90s/early 2000s. With P2P […]

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UAE Telco Etisalat Installs Spyware On Users Blackberries

Now this is pretty disgusting behaviour from a national telco provider, but well is it really surprising in Dubai? For me..no it’s not. I’ve spent a reasonable amount of time in Dubai on various projects, and my first surprise was Flickr being blocked. Especially as Dubai is probably the most liberal place in the Middle […]

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BBC Unleashes Botnet For ‘Investigation’

The BBC has made an odd move recently by buying/seeding a botnet of 22,000 computers under the guise of investigative journalism. They claim it’s not illegal as they caused no harm and only sent spam to e-mail accounts used by themselves. Technically I think it’s still breaking the law under the Computer Misuse Act but […]

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Julie Amero Spyware Case Finally Comes To An End

It’s a sad case when someone loses their career over an incident which was outside of their control, not everyone can be expected to keep their computers free of spyware and malware. It just doesn’t happen. Unfortunately for Julie Amero, she got some porn pop-ups at the wrong time in a class full of students. […]

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