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Submission + - Linode hacked, CCs and passwords leaked 6

An anonymous reader writes: On Friday Linode announced a precautionary password reset due to an attack despite claiming that they were not compromised. The attacker has claimed otherwise, claiming to have obtained card numbers and password hashes. Password hashes, source code fragments and directory listings have been released as proof. Linode has yet to comment on or deny these claims.

Comment Re:You have to wonder at some point (Score 2) 342

Airlines make all their profit from a tiny sliver of their customer-base who decide to be brand loyal.

The airlines themselves are always going bankrupt because it's nearly perfect competition.  Most people just buy the cheapest ticket from A to B, with no second thoughts.  These programs help create a small number of customers who fly a specific airline or alliance, which gives them a slight edge.

I won't take an extra trip because I'm Premier 1K, but it does make me more likely to book on United than US Airways, since in the one case I'm likely to get upgraded and in the other case I'm not.

Comment Re:Bad News for Repair Shops (Score 1) 1009

Oh give me a break.  You're in a dying business and you're blaming others for the fact that your services aren't as valuable as they used to be.

Desktop PCs used to be quite expensive, now they're not.  Now they're so cheap that most people wouldn't even think about repair.

The shift to cloud services adds pressure to this.  If your QuickBooks computer died, you had a huge problem.  But if your QuickbooksOnline.Intuit.Com computer dies, you just get another web browser.

The shift to lightweight/mobile adds pressure to this as well.  Desktops are now the exception, not the rule.  The rule is now phones, laptops, and tablets in that order.  Devices that are hard to service because making them serviceable would add weight and cost to every unit sold.

You need a new business model.  That happens.  Stop blaming Intel for the fact that it's not 1995 anymore.

Comment Re:This case is a joke. (Score 2) 383


I missed the part where Kim Dotcom was uploading his own personal BluRay rips to MU.

I *remember* the part where his users did.

I don't give a shit how he made his money or whether or not you consider it "ill-gotten" simply because MU hosted some copyrighted material uploaded by users. It's an absurd contortion of logic and reason to say that he deserves none of his money because some of his users misbehaved.

$100m is the equivalent of one mid-tier movie budget. If you think Hollywood actually felt that tiny financial "hit", you're the one who's hopelessly naive.

"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.