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Six-strikes plan will be used to control piracy

The U.S. authorities are making a new attempt to stop piracy in the music industry by implementing the so-called “six-strikes” plan.
The plan allows major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to work as copyright police, monitoring the web activity of their customers. When a subscriber starts downloading copyrighted material illegally, his ISP will send him an “educational” notice saying that illegal activity has been linked to their account. If the illegal activity continues, then the ISP will send “confirmation” notices to …

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Hackers: Doing good by day and bad by night?

Lulz Security was brought down by the U.S. Authorities last summer and it turns out that one of the people accused of being in the core of this organization, has been working in a nonprofit group dedicated to making websites more secure.
Darren Martyn, resigned last week from his position as a local chapter leader of the Open Web Application Security Project, based in Ireland, which develops open source applications, aimed to improved security. Martyn was known online as Pwnsauce …

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Beware of a Greek porn site trap

Hundreds of users have been trapped in paying considerable amounts of money, after visiting porn sites.
As the head of the Greek Cyber Crime Unit revealed, the said users, after logging-in in certain porn sites, received a message saying that their accounts have been blocked by the greek police because these sites contained child pornography. Then, a new message would appear claiming that to be released, they had to enter their credit card details and be charged with the amount …

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Advanced Network Solutions | my-services.gr

Advanced Network Solutions is a company established in 2003 that has expanded in the area of IT consulting and management of web hosting, domain names, newsletter circulation and security auditing, through its subsidiary companies my-dns.gr / my-newsletter.gr and my-audit.gr.
A.N.S. offers Data Center services in Greece, with private owned equipment located in Verizon, in France and Germany through the largest European Data Centers providing high quality servers and services.

Provides domain names, web hosting in Linux and Windows …

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Anonymous OS is out!

Notorious hacker group “Anonymous Operations” released last Wednesday the first version of its own desktop operating system.
Dubbed Anonymous-OS, the computer platform is built on top of the open-source Linux-based Ubuntu 11.10 operating system, and it also utilizes the open-source Mate desktop environment, The Hacker News reports.
It is unclear exactly who is behind the operating system, which comes with a number of tools pre-installed that are apparently Anonymous-approved.
Included are Anonymous HOIC, John the Ripper, SQL Poison and more.
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Plesk web hosting under threat due to agent.php vulnerability

Unauthorized access by a remote attacker and modification to servers can be caused by a security vulnerability in the Plesk web hosting administration software, a Plesk security advisor admitted. Parallels, the company that makes Plesk has already stepped in and released a micro update to fix the problem.
Affected versions included Plesk Panel versions 7.6.1 – 10.3.1 and administrators should make sure that they are using Plesk MU#2, 9.5 MU#11, 10.3 MU#5 or 10.4
For users of Plesk 8.6.0, 9.3.0 …

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