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Submission + - Terabit-Scale DDoS Events Are On The Horizon (helpnetsecurity.com)

Orome1 writes: Corero Network Security has disclosed a new DDoS attack vector observed for the first time against its customers last week. The technique is an amplification attack, which utilizes the LDAP: one of the most widely used protocols for accessing username and password information in databases like Active Directory, which is integrated in most online servers. While experts have so far only observed a handful of short but extremely powerful attacks originating from this vector, the technique has potential to inflict significant damage by leveraging an amplification factor seen at a peak of as much as 55x. When combined with other methods, particularly IoT botnets, we could soon see attacks reaching previously unimaginable scale, with far-reaching impact. Terabit scale attacks could soon become a common reality and could significantly impact the availability of the Internet.

Submission + - 28,882 Emails From Hillary Clinton's Private Server available online (archive.org)

Okian Warrior writes: [Note: This information is 10 hours old as I type. If Slashdot wants to post this, perhaps with an appropriate warning, they could potentially scoop all of the the MSM and Breitbart/Drudge for this news item.]

The twitter group PunishmentPosse appears to have released 28882 E-mails from Clinton's private server, available from Archive.org as either a torrent or direct link.

The files appear to be 28882 PDF files, each of which appears to be state department E-mails to Hillary from 2012 to 2016. Some E-mail addresses have been redacted, and occasionally an entire page has been blanked out. Everything seems legitimate at first glance and to my untrained eye.

Note that this is not a wikileaks drop, and the data might not be authentic.

KimDotcom has previously hinted that Clinton's E-mails might be released on Hillary's birthday (October 26th). He has not claimed responsibility, but has recently made a few cryptic tweets today.

(Kim Dotcom may have an axe to grind, because Hillary Clinton signed his US extradition order)

Comment Hot Topic Is Not Geek! (Score 1) 107

Anyone remember the Internet video meme "Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock"?


"Hot Topic is a contrived identification with geek subcultures to manufacture a free software identity and make millions.

The 8 dollars you paid for the World of Warcraft poster would be better used to help the EFF.
DIY 3D printing is geek, developing your own app is geek, Dennis Ritchie was geek.

But when a crass corporate vulture feeds on mass-consumer culture, then spending Mommy's money Is Not Geek!"

Submission + - Gutenberg Receives Cease & Desist From Pope (wikipedia.org)

core_dump_0 writes: Johannes Gutenberg has just received a DMCA notice from Pope Leo X. Gutenberg has been ordered to cease publication of the Bible. Leo X has stated: "It is the responsibility of the Pope and the Bishops of the Church to make sure the Word of God is only used in a Church-approved manner, especially during these trying times of schism and heresy." Experts agree this act will stifle the current efforts of Luther and ensure the divine right of kings for centuries to come.

Comment A victory against special interests! (Score 1) 395

One of the most disturbing things about HTML5 is the "living standard" idea. "Living standard" is the same mentality as the DVD-CCA and Region Coding.

There is no way we can trust corporations like Microsoft to act in the interest of "compatibility" for hundreds of years! They already proved themselves crooked after HTML5 - the DRM proposal was an attempt to hard-code DRM into every HTML page on the Internet!
Also note the "rating" meta tag, which is forced to use the proprietary RTA(R) system rather than self-rating by webmasters. If I self-rate my site "general" or "14 years", will I be put on a blacklist just because of a pre-HTML5 industry-decided "relic"?

Why doesn't anyone protest this trust? While fixed standards may be corrupted by Hollywood and special interests, they (like other fixed standards) are optional to use, without subjecting Web sites to the mercy of a trust?

I for one am glad there will continue to be reliable fixed standards, protecting the Internet from the long-term will of Big Government and Big Business.

Comment Re:How? (Score 1) 228

How is News Corp. a foreign company?

Incorporated in Delaware; headquartered in NYC; its primary listing is on the NASDAQ; the chairman/CEO (Murdoch), president/COO (Carey), CFO (DeVoe), and about 1/2 the rest of the board are US citizens; its primary listing is on the NASDAQ ...

How much more "American" do you want it to be?

The only thing I'd wish for: keep it there (together with the ex-Ozzie Murdoch) and don't let it outside... but that's not going to happen, is it now?

Sorry, thought News Corp. was an Australian company.

After looking things up:

MPAA: Disney, Viacom, Sony*, News Corp, Vivendi**, Warner (4/6 American companies)
RIAA: Vivendi**, Sony*, EMI**, Warner (1/4 American companies)


Comment Re:How? (Score 2) 228

Wasn't life + 90 years enough copyright?

"Wasn't life + 90 years enough copyright?"

It's not about copyright term length. It's about increasing the profits of the failing companies behind him, no matter how much any individual, or any other business in the country, has to suffer in any way.

It should also be noted that only one of the Hollywood companies is an American company, all the rest (BMG, News Corp, Sony, etc.) are foreign companies.

Comment Suing the ISPs over lost business hours? (Score 1) 133

I wonder how this would fit in with corporate customers of the participating ISPs and the loss of business hours that could occur, since even if nobody is falsely accused by mistake, a lot of these copyright issues are subjective and are subject to the judicial system.

Could the participating ISPs be held liable if a company's business is disrupted through no fault of their own (or if the company has a case and is willing to take the issue to court)?

Comment Their Primary Goal is Internet Regulation (Score 1) 948

The document is loaded with contradictions and seems to call for more Internet regulation, according to their "7 questions" list.

#1 Is this a core function of the federal government?
#2 Does it execute Constitutionally defined duties?
#3 Does it protect Constitutionally defined rights?
#4 Does it protect property rights?
#5 Does it protect individual rights?
#6 If the federal government does not do this, will others?
#7 Will this policy or regulation allow the market to decide outcomes or will it distort the market for political ends?
#8 Is this policy or regulation clear and specific, with defined metrics and limitations?

In addition, he seems to be hinting at trying to ban voluntary use of copyleft, permissive licensing, and banning public domain status as much as he possibly can. He is calling voluntary contracts like GPL and CC "collectivism" which according to every libertarian figure is the exactopposite of collectivism.

Why regulate the Internet at all?
That should be the only question:
#1 Will it regulate the Internet?

I am extremely disappointed in the Pauls for having abandoning libertarianism in favor of statist regulation.

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