Blog Posts Tagged with "Copyright"


US-CERT Warns of Denial-of-Service Malware Campaign

January 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

US-CERT has received reports of attacks using malware-laden email attachments. The advisory comes one week after multiple DDoS attacks were launched against entertainment industry and US government websites by Anonymous supporters in an operation dubbed OpMegaupload...

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DDoS Attacks Against Government and Entertainment Websites Escalate

January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Multiple websites appear to be under DDoS attack, including the DoJ's, the Recording Industry Association of America's, and music publisher Universal Music's

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Serial Copyright Violations by 7Safe's

January 03, 2012 Added by:security curmudgeon

Infosec Media's aggregation does not honor fair use quoting, and does not respect copyright. For each article, the original title is left intact but the byline is stripped. This practice is not acceptable by any standards in journalism or information security...

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Why Manufacturers Should Support Jailbreaking

December 27, 2011 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

When security flaw was discovered when iPhone’s web browser opened PDF files, Apple was slow to patch it. Users who didn’t want to wait for the fix had a better way to protect themselves: jailbreak their phones to install an “unauthorized” patch created by an independent developer...

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Illegal Movie Upload Yields Federal Prison Sentence

December 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The federal prison sentence handed down in this case sends a strong message of deterrence to would-be Internet pirates. The Justice Department will pursue and prosecute persons who seek to steal the intellectual property of this nation..."

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Digital Content Distribution Vulnerabilities

December 19, 2011 Added by:Danny Lieberman

An attack could be mounted on the STB/NPVR network to steal master keys and decrypt encrypted content. The cost of mounting the attack is far greater than the alternative of buying HD DVD media on the open market and producing pirated copies or ripping and putting it on a Torrent...

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Internet Architects Oppose SOPA and PIPA Legislation

December 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Eighty-three innovators, inventors and engineers signed the letter that specifically calls for Congress to reject the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in an attempt to prevent government efforts to codify broad Internet censorship powers...

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Plagiarism in IT Security - Walking a Fine Line

December 09, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

At the end of the day, shouldn't we all be professionals? I know it's nice to think that everyone is honest - but as the infosec world expands and there is a massive influx of people trying to make a name for themselves - there will be dishonesty. This is where the community comes in...

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Plagiarism is Bad - Oh Look, A New Song to Download...

November 27, 2011 Added by:Javvad Malik

I fully sided with Corelan in the fact that they have put effort into producing so much good quality material only for Infosec Institute to steal it and try to make a profit from it. I picked up my cyber pitchfork with every intention to storm the castle. However, I’ve been thinking...

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B8b580348b4e717042d0e394ee072001 Errata Project: Detecting Plagiarism

November 19, 2011 Added by:security curmudgeon

With the recent rash of plagiarism exposure, one of the most frequent questions we get is "how do you find plagiarism"? Our methodology is home-grown and very simple. We assume that we are only catching some of it, and that our methodology causes us to miss some. It isn't rocket science...

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Infosec Island's Position on Plagiarism

October 20, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Occasionally it comes to our attention that material submitted for publication by a member may contain instances of unattributed content. Infosec Island's policy is to immediately remove the offending content to preserve the original author's copyright...

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EFF Questions Government's Domain Seizure Policies

September 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

It appears ICE targeted the sites because they contained links to live sport video streams, but the domain seizures impeded access to all of the content on the websites, including obviously non-infringing content like user-created forums, discussions, and technical tutorials...

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Plagiarism and the Security Professional part 2

September 19, 2011 Added by:Craig S Wright

Writers have taken Gregory D. Evans, “author” of "World’s No. 1 Hacker" book to task for stealing vast blocks of other people’s work. Yet these people remain. Despite their frauds in passing off a level of expertise they do not actually possess, people trust these security doppelgangers...

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TomorrowNow Sentenced on Computer Intrusion Charges

September 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

TomorrowNow, Inc., a non-operating subsidiary of SAP, today was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine to the United States of $20 million for unauthorized access to computer servers belonging to Oracle Corporation (Oracle) and for willfully infringing copyrights held by Oracle...

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Internet Piracy, Plagiarism and the Security Professional

September 16, 2011 Added by:Craig S Wright

The issue is that some in the security industry leverage the works of others coupled with external promotion to seem more than they are. We all suffer for this, and in a field as critical as security the costs can be disproportionate to the damage an individual could seem to be able to create...

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Lessons from LIGATT

July 10, 2011 Added by:Ben Rothke

It is the common opinion of industry experts that Evans and his company have little real knowledge beyond pedestrian hacking techniques found in plagiarized books and beginner hacking texts. LIGATT offers products that are simply bloated version of common tools such as ping and nmap...

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