How Creative DDOS Attacks Still Slip Past Defenses

While some major distributed-denial-of-service attacks have been thwarted this month, the threat remains as critical as...

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Pirate Site Admins Receive Suspended Sentences, Still Face €60m Damages Claim
Mar13

Pirate Site Admins Receive Suspended Sentences, Still Face €60m Damages Claim

After being founded in 2009, French site Liberty Land (LL) made its home in Canada. At the time listed among France’s top 200 sites, Liberty Land carried an estimated 30,000 links to a broad range of unlicensed content. Like many other indexes of its type, LL carried no content itself but hosted links to content hosted elsewhere, on sites like Megaupload and Rapidshare, for example. This didn’t save the operation from an...

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U.S. Navy Under Fire in Mass Software Piracy Lawsuit
Mar13

U.S. Navy Under Fire in Mass Software Piracy Lawsuit

In 2011 and 2012, the US Navy began using BS Contact Geo, a 3D virtual reality application developed by German company Bitmanagement. The Navy reportedly agreed to purchase licenses for use on 38 computers, but things began to escalate. While Bitmanagement was hopeful that it could sell additional licenses to the Navy, the software vendor soon discovered the US Government had already installed it on 100,000 computers without extra...

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Voksi ‘Pirates’ New Serious Sam Game With Permission From Developers
Mar13

Voksi ‘Pirates’ New Serious Sam Game With Permission From Developers

Bulgarian cracker Voksi is unlike many others in his line of work. He makes himself relatively available online, interacting with fans and revealing surprising things about his past. Only last month he told TF that he is entirely self-taught and had been cracking games since he was 15-years-old, just six years ago. Voksi is probably best known for his hatred of anti-piracy technology Denuvo and to this day is still one of just four...

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6 ways Apache Cassandra prepares you for a multi-cloud future
Mar13

6 ways Apache Cassandra prepares you for a multi-cloud future

The incentives for enterprises to pursue a multi-cloud deployment strategy—a cloud-agnostic infrastructure, greater resilience, the flexibility that comes from not being reliant on any single vendor, to name just a few—have never been more compelling, and they are constantly increasing. Yes, the technological feat of implementing and managing deployments that straddle multiple clouds comes with some challenges. read...

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