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Hungarian police seize 50 servers in piracy raid

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Budapest police conducted a raid late last week targeting torrent sites. Visiting several hotels and a technical college, it seized 50 servers containing 500 TB of data. According to police, some of the data was used to aid in the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. Many of Hungary’s BitTorrent sites …

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ICANN publishes report on seedy registrars

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ICANN, which seems to be cracking down on rule-breaking registrars lately, has published a new report criticizing a number of well-known registrars for unwholesome practices. Some of the firms mentioned in the document include UK2, Tucows, France Telecom, Enom and AOL. Among other things, ICANN lashed out against several of …

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Server Attacked? Fight Back

Tehtri Security research Laurent Oudot has determined that most people who attack servers get their hacking software from freely available malware kits on the Web, rather than creating their own custom scripts. These kits often contain poorly written code that can itself be exploited. What does all of that mean …

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Bill could give United States right to seize Internet

Senator Joe Lieberman has introduced a bill to Congress that if enacted, would give the American government broad powers to direct Internet policy and seize control of critical infrastructure during emergencies. Called the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), this legislation could effectively give the government control over …

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Joomla Security Tips Part 4

Here are a few more Joomla security tips to help you make sure your Joomla installation is rock-solid. 1. Create strong passwords. You should change your administration password often and use a combination of upper and lowercase letters and numbers. Avoid using dictionary words, and make sure your password is …

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Thousands of Fake YouTube Pages Deliver Malware

Want to see a revealing video about the Gulf oil spill or the NBA Finals? Apparently thousands of Web users do, and many of them are being lured to video sites that look just like Google’s YouTube. But rather than playing the videos immediately, clicking “play” prompts the user to …

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Security: Windows and Linux Executables

Servers handle command and application execution differently, depending on the operating system. From a security perspective, executable files should be tightly controlled. Only the server administrator should be allowed to install and run executables, and the server should not respond to file execution from within unauthorized directories. On a Windows …

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