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  • Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction For Isohunt
    By on May 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    suraj.sun writes with this excerpt from NewTeeVee: “Judge Stephen Wilson of the US District Court of California, Southern District, issued a permanent injunction [PDF] against the popular torrent site Isohunt yesterday, forcing the site and its owner Garry Fung to immediately prevent access to virtually all Hollywood movies. The injunction theoretically leaves the door open for the site to deploy a strict filtering system, but its terms are so broad (more…)



  • The Boom (Or Bubble) In Federal Cybersecurity
    By on May 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “The Washington Post reports that the increasing number and intensity of cyberattacks has attracted the attention of the Obama administration and Congress, which have begun steering dollars to the problem. Much of that new spending, estimated at $6 to $7 billion annually just in unclassified work, is focused on the Washington region, as the federal government consolidates many of its cybersecurity-focused agencies in the area. (more…)

  • How To DDoS a Federal Wiretap
    By on November 13, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    alphadogg writes “Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say they’ve discovered a way to circumvent the networking technology used by law enforcement to tap phone lines in the US. The flaws they’ve found ‘represent a serious threat to the accuracy and completeness of wiretap records used for both criminal investigation and as evidence in trial,’ the researchers say in their paper, set to be presented Thursday at a computer security conference (more…)