Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Mar 2012 22:06 UTC
Legal "If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider has been watching, and they're coming for you. Specifically, they're coming for you on Thursday, July 12. That's the date when the nation's largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users' bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials." One day, years from now, historians are going to debate whether this was the point of no return.
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bornagainenguin
Member since:
2005-08-07

Lorin baited...

I have used HideMyAss, works very good and very noob friendly


Ummm yeah...somehow you missed this piece of news?

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/09/fbi-arrests-lulzsec...

The FBI has announced that it has arrested LulzSec member Cody Kretsinger, 23, of Phoenix, Arizona, known as "recursion," charging him with conspiracy and the unauthorized impairment of a protected computer.

Kretsinger is accused of using SQL injection attacks to obtain confidential information from the systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Kretsinger and his co-conspirators are then claimed to have disseminated the stolen information via the LulzSec Web site, and publicized it on Twitter. The FBI also asserts that Kretsinger wiped his hard disk in order to avoid detection by law enforcement.

To hide his identity when performing the attack, the FBI claims that Kretsinger used VPN service HideMyAss.com. In spite of this, activity was traced to an address in Arizona.


I'm afraid you're operating under a false sense of security here, or worse encouraging others to get themselves trapped...

--bornagainpenguin

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Uh...wait. The awesome hackers in lulzsec used hidemyass? Wow, they're even less competent than I thought.

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Soulbender exclaimed...

Uh...wait. The awesome hackers in lulzsec used hidemyass? Wow, they're even less competent than I thought.


Well that's what the FBI said at the time, now that we're discovering that Sabu was working for them, it's hard to separate the misinformation and the lies from the truth.Of course since the company itself stepped forward and admitted to having handed over logs to the FBI, it's hard to consider them trustworthy again, even if it turned out it was all Sabu and no logs from hidemyass.com were actually used...

Here's their blog post on the subject:
http://blog.hidemyass.com/2011/09/23/lulzsec-fiasco/

Personally I've always thought the whole SONY hacking event said more about the state of SONY's security than it ever did about the skills of the hackers involved. SONY was riding high on a false sense of security prowess simply because by allowing Linux to be installed on the Playstation 3 at all it kept anyone from probing too hard at the security of the company or its products. Once they removed the ability to run OtherOS or customers would be unable to continue using their systems to the fullest, they waved a red flag in the face of the bull and removed any reasons for restraint on the part of the hackers. The speed at which the PlayStation 3 was then hacked should have been a lesson.

Instead SONY now continues to play whack-a-mole...

--bornagainpenguin

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