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  • The FBI Is Infecting Tor Users With Malware With Drive-By Downloads
    By on August 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Advocatus Diaboli (1627651) writes For the last two years, the FBI has been quietly experimenting with drive-by hacks as a solution to one of law enforcement’s knottiest Internet problems: how to identify and prosecute users of criminal websites hiding behind the powerful Tor anonymity system. The approach has borne fruit—over a dozen alleged users of Tor-based child porn sites are now headed for trial as a result. But it’s also engendering (more…)

  • New Tool Blocks Downloads From Malicious Sites
    By on October 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “Science Daily Headlines reports that a new tool has been developed (funded by the National Science Foundation, US Army Research Office and US Office of Naval Research) to prevent ‘drive-by downloads’ whereby simply visiting a website, malware can be silently installed on a computer to steal a user’s identity and other personal information, launch denial-of-service attacks, or participate in botnet activity. The software called (more…)

  • Tetris Clears More Than 100 Million Mobile Downloads
    By on January 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    According to early word from EA Mobile and Tetris rights holder Blue Planet Software, mobile users have racked up more than 100,000,000 downloads. That’s paid downloads. Tetris is the best-selling mobile game of all time.


  • Anticipated Closure of BitTorrent Sites Spurs Panic Downloads In China
    By on December 10, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    hackingbear writes “Beijing Internet users are scrabbling for downloads from BitTorrent websites following speculation that authorities will shut them down as early as this week. Internet experts told China Daily the failure might be caused by an overload of users seeking last-minute free downloads. As the largest BT download website in China with 5 million downloads each year, VeryCD has been on the verge of closure after the State Administration (more…)