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Submission + - Outlawed by Amazon DRM (

Pelekophori writes: From the article:

"A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail, being very frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her Kindle. Without notice. Without explanation."


Submission + - Thousands of Hacked Servers from Fortune 500 Companies Available for Rent (

hypnosec writes: Hacked systems inside the networks of Fortune 500 companies are being offered on rent by hackers with and without administrative privileges it has been revealed. There are about 17,000 systems available on rent and many Windows servers are available for access through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Surprisingly one of the systems with such access is from Cisco Systems’ network with administrative privileges and was available for as low as $4.55. Members of Cisco security team have confirmed that the server is indeed part of the network but is a bad lab system.

Submission + - Amazon EBS failure brings down Reddit, Imgur, others ( 1

BButlerNWW writes: "Amazon Web Services has confirmed that its Elastic Block Storage (EBS) service is experiencing degraded service, leading sites across the Internet to experience downtime, including Reddit, Imgur and many others.

AWS confirmed on its status page at 2:11 p.m. ET that it is experiencing "degraded performance for a small number of EBS volumes." It says the issue is restricted to a single Availability Zone within the US-East-1 Region, which is in Northern Virginia. AWS later reported that its Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and its Elastic Beanstalk application plaform also experienced failures on Monday afternoon."

The first version always gets thrown away.