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+ - Virtual Animal Creators in Second Life file Suit->

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Johnny Fusion
Johnny Fusion writes "Breedable pets in Second Life is serious business, Recently the maker of virtual rabbits, Ozimals Inc, issued a Cease and Desist Letter, followed by a DMCA take down notice against virtual Horse makers Amaretto Breedable Ranch asking Linden Labs to remove Amaretto's content from the Second Life Grid. Amaretto replied by filing suit in Federal Court claiming misuse of copyright, tortious interference, unfair competition and misrepresentation.

The complaint can be viewed online here..

For those that think this is not serious business, limited edition Amaretto Horses were recently auctioned raising over $64,000 USD, given to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer awareness and research."

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+ - GoDaddy wants your root password->

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Johnny Fusion
Johnny Fusion writes "The writer of the Securi Security Blog had a an alarming awakening when a honeypot on port 22 on a GoDaddy hosted VPS recorded login attempts using his GoDaddy username and password and even an attempt to login as root. It turns out the attempt was actually from within GoDaddy's network. Before he could "alert" GoDaddy about the security breach, he got an email from GoDaddy Demanding his root login credentials.

There is an update where GoDaddy explains itself and says they will change policy."

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