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Comment: Re:Club Bing (Score 1) 514 514

Combine simple users like your Mother in law with some of the power users I've heard of and you'd have a pretty good bump indeed. There are bots out there to play those games for you. Assuming a search on each word entered * 35 words per puzzle * 50 puzzles a day you're looking at 1750 searches per account per day. Some people run multiple accounts on there so lets say 10 accounts * 1750 searches and you've got a computer making 17,500 searches a day.

Some of this might slow down since they're requiring tax information for anyone receiving more than $600 in prizes per year, but most people I know of on that site are just hoarding tickets 'till the new calendar year.
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Cyber-criminal Left In Charge of Prison Computer Network 389 389

samzenpus writes "A 27-year-old man serving six years for stealing £6.5million using forged credit cards over the internet was recruited to help write code needed for the installation of an internal prison TV station. He was left unguarded with unfettered access to the system and produced results that anyone but prison officials could have guessed. He installed a series of passwords on all the machines, shutting down the entire prison computer system. A prison source said, 'It's unbelievable that a criminal convicted of cyber-crime was allowed uncontrolled access to the hard drive. He set up such an elaborate array of passwords it took a specialist company to get it working.'"

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