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Inaccurate Copyright Enforcement: Questionable "best" practices and BitTorrent specification flaws

[Today we welcome my Princeton Computer Science colleague Mike Freedman. Mike's research areas include computer systems, network software, and security. He writes a technical blog about these topics at the Princeton S Network Systems -- required reading for serious systems geeks like me. -- Ed Felten] In the past few weeks, Ed has been writing about targeted and inaccurate copyright enforcement.
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Here’s why the iPhone ‘Masque Attack’ security flaw is so scary

Technology / Gadgets : BGR (Boy Genius Report) (1 hour ago)

Earlier this month, researchers at cybersecurity firm FireEye discovered a vulnerability in the iOS operating system which could allow hackers to replace legitimate apps with malicious copies, giving them access to any data the user... Read Post

U.S. Copyright Alert System Security Could Be Improved, Review Finds

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (1 hour ago)

This week the Center for Copyright Information released a new external review of its evidence gathering procedures. Overall the six-strikes Copyright Alert System gets a positive evaluation. However, more can be done to prevent fals... Read Post

Windows Flaw Lets Malware Sneak Past Almost All Security Software

Technology : Switched: Computers (5 years ago)

Computers Researchers at Matousec have discovered a new and particularly worrisome flaw in the Windows ecosystem that allows malware to completely bypass security software. Anti-virus software works by standing between applications ... Read Post


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