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Gathering "Storm"- Superworm Poses Grave Threat

This is a great article on one of the next generation security threats hitting the internet. It's a worm, a Trojan Horse, and a bot - all rolled into one. Users on Windows that open emails without thinking, this one's for you:

"The Storm worm first appeared at the beginning of the year, hiding in e-mail attachments with the subject line: "230 dead as storm batters Europe." Those who opened the attachment became infected, their computers joining an ever-growing botnet.

Although it's most commonly called a worm, Storm is really more: a worm, a Trojan horse and a bot all rolled into one. It's also the most successful example we have of a new breed of worm, and I've seen estimates that between 1 million and 50 million computers have been infected worldwide.

More here.


LOL, Paris Hilton

Have a good cry, bitch


BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! Stupid Kid


Apple Hiding YOUR Account Info In DRM-Free Music

"With great power comes great responsibility, and apparently with DRM-free music comes files embedded with identifying information. Such is the situation with Apple's new DRM-free music: songs sold without DRM still have a user's full name and account e-mail embedded in them, which means that dropping that new DRM-free song on your favorite P2P network could come back to bite you."

Being DRM free is great, but this news is a little disturbing. Unless of course you don't care about your privacy...


The REAL Jack Sparrow

"This week, Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow brings his mixture of menace and mockery back to the big screen in Pirates Of The Caribbean 3.

But the real pirate he is based on would have eaten the skittish Jack Sparrow for breakfast and spat out his bones into the deep blue sea."

Here's a snippet:

"...those Dutchmen who had not been killed in the fighting were hung from the yardarm, or stripped of their shirts and lashed at the masthead until they lost consciousness in the blistering sun, then mutilated.

The Dutch captain’s ears were cut off and presented to him as a reminder to listen harder when Roberts told him what to do. The torture and butchery did not end until the last Dutchman had been dragged out and carved up in similar fashion."

Lol, awesome!

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Michigan Man Arrested For Using Free Wifi

"A Michigan man is being prosecuted for using a cafe's free WiFi... from his car. Sam Peterson was arrested under a Michigan law barring access to anyone else's network without authorization, according to Michigan TV station WOOD. Since the cafe's WiFi network was reserved for customers, and Peterson never came into the cafe, he was essentially piggybacking off of the open network without authorization."

The arrest came about because Peterson apparently showed up to the Union Street Cafe to use its free WiFi from the comfort of his car, and he did so every single day. A police officer grew suspicious of Peterson and eventually questioned him as to what he was up to. Peterson, not realizing that what he was doing was (at least) ethically questionable, told the officer exactly what he was doing. "I knew that the Union Street had WiFi. I just went down and checked my e-mail and didn't see a problem with that," Peterson told a reporter.

Michigan has a Fraudulent access to computers, computer systems, and computer networks law which would could have landed the guy 5 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines - just for checking his email. If you have a business with free wifi and you expect only customers to be using it, it's super easy to setup a web portal such as a web page showing a terms of use policy. Without such, these cases are laughable, but scary at the same time.

The scariest part? (italicized below)

"Coincidentally, the cafe owner that Peterson was leeching WiFi off of didn't even realize that what Peterson was doing was a crime at the time. Neither did the police officer. "I had a feeling a law was being broken, but I didn't know exactly what," Sparta police chief Andrew Milanowski told the TV station."

So you can get arrested now on a hunch? Think about that.