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  • Lenovo used '12345678' as filesharing tool password

    01/26/2016 7:56:56 PM PST · by Utilizer · 17 replies
    iTnews ^ | Jan 27 2016 11:59AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    A filesharing utility for Android devices and Windows computers shipped by hardware vendor Lenovo has been found by security researchers to contain multiple, easily exploitable vulnerabilities CoreSecurity discovered that the free Lenovo SHAREit tool for Windows creates a wi-fi hotspot with the password 12345678, allowing anyone to connect to the system running SHAREit. On Android devices, SHAREit sets up an open wi-fi hotspot without any password at all, in order to receive files. This could allow attackers to connect to the Android device without authentication and capture information transferred, CoreSecurity said. The researchers also noted that files were transferred using...
  • SOPA the computer virus terrorizes file-sharers

    10/12/2012 2:28:36 PM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 12 October, 2012, 20:37 | Staff
    Security experts are cautioning computer users that they could be targeted by a malicious SOPA “ransomware” virus that rekindles the witch-hunt targeting information sharing introduced last year by congressional lawmakers. Hackers have brought the failed Stop Online Piracy Act back to center stage, this time by distributing a virus that demands the owners of infected computers pay a $200 fine for sharing copyrighted files, lest they want their hard drives destroyed.
  • Feds Shut Down File-Sharing Site One Day After Web Protest

    01/19/2012 2:35:21 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 19, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    The Justice Department seized, one of the world's most popular file-sharing sites, and several of its related sites on Thursday. Prosecutors charged seven employees of Megaupload with criminal copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit racketeering and other charges. Each faces up to 55 years in prison.
  • File Sharing Is Now an Official Religion In Sweden

    01/15/2012 10:23:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 01/04/2012
    Rejoice, brothers! File sharing is now an official religion in Sweden. For real. It took two years, but it's done: it's called the Missionary Church of Kopimism and has Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V as its sacred symbols. Founded in 2010 by philosophy student Isak Gerson, the 3,000-member Missionary Church of Kopimism was created to avoid legal persecution. Talking to Torrentfreak, Gerson believes the official seal of approval by the Swedish government will change things: ____________________________ I think that more people will have the courage to step out as Kopimists. Maybe not in the public, but at least to their close ones....
  • Be a HERO and Help STOP SOPA Now!! (title edited for size)

    12/22/2011 2:04:12 PM PST · by nerdwithagun ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | Mike Mozart
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  • Is it possible to share Blu-ray movies between two PS3 systems? (Help needed.)

    07/15/2011 4:26:51 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 10 replies
    07/15/2011 | BuckeyeTexan
    Objective: For two people in separate houses, each with a PS3, to watch a Blu-ray movie played on one of the PS3 systems. Is it possible to do this? If so, can it be done through the PS Network? Is there another or better way?
  • Jammie Thomas hit with $1.5 million verdict (File sharing case)

    11/04/2010 5:40:53 PM PDT · by FTJM · 10 replies ^ | 11/3/10 | Steven Musil
    Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the Minnesota woman who has been fighting the recording industry over 24 songs she illegally downloaded and shared online four years ago, has lost another round in court. A jury in Minneapolis decided today that she was liable for $1.5 million in copyright infringement damages to Capitol Records, or $62,500 for each song she illegally shared in April 2006. The Recording Industry Association of America--the trade group that represents the four major music labels--applauded the verdict. "We are again thankful to the jury for its service in this matter and that they recognized the severity of the defendant's...
  • LimeWire's file sharing halted by injunction

    10/26/2010 6:19:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/26/10 | Dana Wollman
    Lime Group, whose LimeWire software has allowed people to share songs and other files over the Internet, received a federal injunction Tuesday to disable key parts of its service.(Snip)The injunction, issued by U.S. District Court in New York, compels Lime Group to disable LimeWire's searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and distribution features, effective immediately.
  • Ten for the Next Ten (U2's Bono for the NYT OpEd page, creeping tide of government alert)

    01/06/2010 11:10:31 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 32 replies · 881+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2010 | Bono (no last name provided)
    ...I am seized by each, and moved by its potential to change our world. Return of the Automobile as a Sexual Object ...That’s why the Obama administration — while it still holds the keys to the big automakers — ought to put some style fascists into the mix... Intellectual Property Developers ...A decade’s worth of music file-sharing and swiping has made clear that the people it hurts are the creators... and the people this reverse Robin Hooding benefits are rich service providers, whose swollen profits perfectly mirror the lost receipts of the music business... An Equal Right to Pollute (and...
  • US Senators are concerned about secret treaty

    11/25/2009 6:29:52 AM PST · by Hodar · 10 replies · 830+ views ^ | Wednesday, 25 November 2009, 12:21 | Ed Berridge
    POLITICIANS in the former British colony of Virginia are starting to wake up to the fact that its government is about to sign a secret treaty called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) that will give sweeping powers to the movie and music businesses to lock up filesharers. Two US senators are not happy about allowing the government to sign such a treaty, which is so secret that hardly anyone knows about it and the entertainment cartels have the right to send death squads around to the houses of people who are in the know but shouldn't be [you made the...
  • Archive Odds and Ends

    09/18/2009 2:32:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 251+ views ^ | September 12, 2009 at 10:24 AM | n/a
    I was killing some rare free time this morning with a little trip around Archive org. With the recreation of al-Ekhlaas and a growing number of issues animating the jihobbist these days (Palestine, "revisions," Somalia, etc), expect Archive to remain the preeminent jihad media hosting site.
  • Pirate Bay down after ISP cuts its connection

    08/24/2009 6:55:03 PM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies · 2,111+ views
    Computerworld ^ | 08/24/2009 | Computer Sweden staff
    Its ISP faced a $70,000 fine if file-sharing site was allowed to continue File-sharing site The Pirate Bay went down today after its Internet service provider, Black Internet, cut its connection to avoid being fined by the Stockholm district court. A 500,000 Swedish kronor (US$70,000) fine would be the result if Black Internet did not comply with the decision in the district court. "The decision was made by the district court on Friday, but reached us today and we have decided to comply. ... We are a small operator and we haven't got the financial resources to pursue such a...
  • 'I'm doing this for the future' (BitTorrent and file-sharing)

    07/14/2009 6:54:36 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 16 replies · 903+ views ^ | Monday, July 13, 2009 | Robert Thompson
    These days, Fung is still in Richmond and still fascinated by peer-to-peer technology. The record industry is still in a panic. But other things are different. The movie and television industries, for instance, have joined the music business in fear of wanton file sharing. And Fung is no longer watching from the sidelines. He's jumped into the fray and in the eyes of the entertainment industry has become one of its biggest problems -- a threat to be crushed..... Created by a Seattle programmer named Bram Cohen in 2002, BitTorrent was an ingenious piece of peer-to-peer software. Where its predecessors...
  • Minnesota Woman Fined $1.92M in File-Sharing Retrial

    06/19/2009 8:36:22 AM PDT · by Larry381 · 11 replies · 607+ views ^ | June 19, 2009 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS — A replay of the nation's only file-sharing case to go to trial has ended with the same result — a Minnesota woman was found to have violated music copyrights and must pay huge damages to the recording industry
  • Pirated pop keeps stars popular

    05/14/2009 4:19:20 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 185+ views
    BBC News (U.K.) ^ | May 14, 2009
    File-sharing sites help make popular acts more popular, finds a study. The research, by industry body PRS for Music, showed the most pirated pop songs tend to be those at the top of the music charts. There was little evidence that file-sharing sites helped unsigned and new bands find an audience, it found. It suggests file-sharing sites are becoming an alternative broadcast network comparable to radio stations as a way of hearing music. Long tail The study, carried out by Will Page, chief economist at the PRS, and Eric Garland, head of media tracking firm Big Champagne, looked at patterns...
  • Court jails Pirate Bay founders (digital pirates that is)

    04/17/2009 7:58:10 AM PDT · by crescen7 · 6 replies · 355+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/17/09
    A court in Sweden has jailed four men behind The Pirate Bay (TPB), the world's most high-profile file-sharing website, in a landmark case. Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde were found guilty of breaking copyright law and were sentenced to a year in jail.
  • Pirate Bay four jailed for breaking copyright in Swedish file-sharing trial (File Sharing)

    04/17/2009 6:47:21 AM PDT · by tlb · 4 replies · 445+ views
    telegraph ^ | 17 Apr 2009 | Rupert Neate
    The founders of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay have been sentenced to a year in jail in Sweden for breaking copyright laws by helping millions of users download music, movies and computer games for free. The four were also ordered to pay $3.6 m (Ł2.4m) in damages to copyright holders, including Warner Brothers, MGM, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox Films, Sony and Universal, according to Swedish media reports. In a Twitter posting before sentencing, Mr Sunde said: "Nothing will happen to TPB [the Pirate Bay], this is just theatre for the media." The Pirate Bay provides a forum for its...
  • How will artists get paid in 'darknet' era? (digital fascism)

    04/02/2009 11:20:43 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 33 replies · 1,027+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 25, 2009 | Greg Kot
    According to some people who are paid lots of money to think about these sorts of things, the legal, ethical and economic questions facing the music business aren’t just about preserving the livelihoods of people who work in that industry. No, the very future of democracy is at stake.... At the heart of the debate is how to license peer-to-peer sharing of music files, widely blamed for the huge drop in sales of recorded music this decade. Sandy Pearlman, a veteran producer and McGill University professor, and entertainment lawyer Dina LaPolt raised the specter of a “darknet,” in which information...
  • Will your ISP block your Internet if you are accused of file sharing?

    03/26/2009 3:42:48 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 6 replies · 515+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | March 25, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Will your ISP block your Internet if you are accused of file sharing?That is exactly what the Recording Industry Association of America has asked Internet providers to do. Apparently, some are willing to cooperate. Under this plan, if the RIAA accuses you of illegal file sharing, you will have your Internet service terminated after receiving warnings. This practice is already underway in some other countries. Illegal file sharing is wrong, but having the RIAA as the judge and jury is a violation of American's rights. This plan would only be fair if businesses in the music industry have their Internet...
  • Local Company Discovers Threat To Obama's Security (Info About President’s Helicopter Found In Iran)

    02/28/2009 6:19:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,940+ views ^ | Feb. 28, 2009
    PITTSBURGH -- Target 11 has learned a Cranberry company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing networks discovered what it said is a potentially serious security breach involving President Barack Obama’s helicopter. Tiversa employees found engineering and communications information about Marine One at an IP address in Tehran, Iran. Bob Boback, CEO of Tiversa, said, ”We found a file containing entire blueprints and avionics package for Marine One,which is the president's helicopter." The company was able to trace the file back to its original source. "What appears to be a defense contractor in Bethesda, MD had a file sharing program on one of...