Reddit Still Hosts Links to Russian Propaganda Sites

Reddit has deleted hundreds of Russian troll accounts, but the links they shared remain, forming a digital trail of the Internet Research Agency’s actions on the...

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Router-Hacking "Slingshot" Spy Operation Compromised More Than 100 Targets

A sophisticated hacking campaign used routers as a stepping stone to plant spyware deep in target machines across the Middle East and Africa.

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The ‘Crypto-Heater’ Mines Digital Currency While Heating Your Home
Mar10

The ‘Crypto-Heater’ Mines Digital Currency While Heating Your Home

A French company named Qarnot has released a new home heater called the “Crypto-Heater or QC-1” that heats a room in your home while mining cryptocurrencies. The startup says with the two graphics cards embedded in these home heaters people can “make heating a source of revenue, not an expense.” Also read: Cryptocurrency Interest Wanes — Online Searches for “Bitcoin” Drop 80% Mining...

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U.S. Border Seizures of DMCA Circumvention Devices Surges
Mar10

U.S. Border Seizures of DMCA Circumvention Devices Surges

In the United States, citizens are generally prohibited from tampering with DRM and other technological protection measures. This means that Blu-ray rippers are not allowed, nor are mod chips for gaming consoles, and some pirate streaming boxes could fall into this category as well. Despite possible sanctions, there are plenty of manufacturers who ship these devices to the US, often to individual consumers. To arrive at their...

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Streaming Link Search Engine Alluc Shuts Down
Mar10

Streaming Link Search Engine Alluc Shuts Down

With 80 million streaming links to more than 700 video services, Alluc sold itself as the premier streaming link site. It offered a wide variety of content and over the past thirteen years it grew out to become one of the largest sites of its kind. This week, however, Alluc surprised friend and foe by shutting down. “The alluc search engine has been discontinued. After 13 years of alluc, we decided to take a break and focus on...

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