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If you hammer your RAM, won’t that break it? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

March 14th, 2015
From CPUs on fire to hammered memory modules - here's our latest 60 Second Security video! Why not give it a try...

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Fancy a cryptocoin miner with your Torrent client? “Foistware” back in the spotlight…

March 9th, 2015
If product X suddenly wants you to install product Y as a "recommended extra", is that a good thing or a bad one? In the latest brouhaha, X = torrent client and Y = cryptocoin miner...

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BEWARE: uTorrent Update Secretly Installs Bitcoin Mining Software

March 7th, 2015

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uTorrent is secretly installing Epic Scale Bitcoin Mining Software on user’ computer to get some bucks – They claim it’s a distributed computing platform, but that’s not true. When you hear the word uTorrent it should remind you of piracy, downloading movies, music or books, but today the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent is in news for some other reason and it’s not good. It started on Thursday, when users started reporting how uTorrent secretly installed a cryptocurrency mining software called Epic […]

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µTorrent latest victim of crapware paranoia

March 7th, 2015

BitTorrent Inc. has been accused of loading its popular µTorrent BitTorrent client with cryptocoin miners that install silently and then harvest the processor power of unwitting torrenters.

Users of the software created a thread on the official µTorrent forum to complain about a high processor load when the computer is idle. The culprit was a program called Epic Scale, installed alongside µTorrent.

Epic Scale is a distributed computing client from a company that claims it wants to harness "unused processing power to change the world." The website says that it uses the processors of machines with the software to solve "math problems for weather prediction, physics simulations, cryptography (including cryptocurrency mining) and more," and this computation is monetized. Currently, it appears that the software is mining the Litecoin cryptocurrency.

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BEWARE! μTorrent Silently Installing Bitcoin Mining Software

March 6th, 2015
If you have recently installed or updated the popular BitTorrent client μTorrent 3.4.2 Build 28913 on your computer, then you read this warning post right now. Users of the μTorrent file-sharing service are complaining that the latest update of software used for torrent downloading is silently installing a piece of unwanted software called EpicScale, which is basically a Bitcoin mining

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New CSI: Cyber show debuts on piracy sites ahead of broadcast

March 4th, 2015

A new primetime CSI show about cyber crime is to debut Wednesday on CBS, but it's already making its way on to pirate sites.

Featuring Patricia Arquette, CSI: Cyber is about the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI that tackles illicit online behavior. Ironically, the first episode was available on Tuesday, a full day ahead of its scheduled premiere.

"The leaked footage comes from a high quality copy and doesn’t have any visible watermarks," according to TorrentFreak.

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MegaNet — New Decentralized, Non-IP Based and Encrypted Network

February 18th, 2015
The Famous Internet entrepreneur and former hacker Kim Dotcom, who introduced legendary Megaupload and MEGA file sharing services to the World, has came up with another crazy idea — To start his very own Internet that uses the "blockchain". Just last month, Kim Dotcom, a German millionaire formerly known as Kim Schmitz, launched the public beta of its end-to-end encrypted video and audio

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Somalia is no safe refuge for torrent site

February 9th, 2015

In the world of online piracy, it seems like it's one in, one out at the moment. While The Pirate Bay returned last week, Kickass Torrents has now been taken down via a domain name seizure.

The site, which was already blocked from direct UK access as a result of high court blocking orders, now turns up an error message when users attempt to access its Somali .so domain. A look at its Whois record shows the site listed as banned.

The Somali registry was seen as a safe haven for the site, away from copyright holders and their lawyers, but it appears the takedown was a result of a claim. Several other sites with a .so domain, including the unaffiliated scam site, have also been taken down, which indicates a far-reaching block on any URL with "kickass" in it that is based in the country.

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The Pirate Bay Updated With Phoenix Image and Set to return on 1 February

January 26th, 2015
The Pirate Bay — an infamous Torrent website predominantly used to share copyrighted material free of charge — could be relaunched on 1st February, the date the website has long been expected to return. The website went dark from the Internet following a raid in Sweden last month. After a complaint was filed by a group called the Rights Alliance, Swedish Police officers raided The Pirate

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BitTorrent Invites Sony to Release ‘The Interview’ Movie On Its Paid Service

December 23rd, 2014
Sony was forced to pull the cinema release of "The Interview," scheduled for Christmas day, after hacker group Guardians of Peace (GOP) threatened to attack any theater that decided to show the film. But the studio will release the controversial North Korean-baiting film via different alternatives. HACKERS WARNED OF TERROR ATTACK The massive hacking attack against Sony Pictures

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