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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.

Submission + - Raided for running a Tor exit node (

An anonymous reader writes: A Tor Exit node owner is being prosecuted in Austria. As part of the prosecution all of his electronics including over 20 computers, his cell phone and hard disks have been held by the authorities. This brings up the question: What backup plan if any should the average nerd have for something like this?

Comment Re:Some of that actually is in use (Score 2) 399

APNIC have been on their last /8 policy for nearly a year and a half. RIPE have now entered their last /8 policy.

That means no more than 1024 IPs per organisation, ever.

So once existing allocations are exhausted, right now, in Europe, Asia, or the Pacific, any new ISP will not be able to have more than 1024 customers online at the same time without NAT. Any new datacentre or VPS provider will not be able to have more than 1024 active services, at all (since NAT would not be an acceptable solution for servers).

"The time you need to move" is now for many people, and it's not going to be long before it's you too.

Comment Re:Some of that actually is in use (Score 2) 399

If you need a /8 for private addresses, use That's what it's bloody there for.

> Personally I think the people asking for addresses to be returned by any organisation (supposedly) not using them (including all the other apparently wasted /8 allocations out there) are not looking long term enough. IPv6 is the way to go.

Consumer internet IPv6 adoption rates are atrocious across the globe. VPSes and dedicated servers require dedicated IPs, and even shared hosting requires a dedicated IP for SSL if you want anybody running any version of Internet Explorer on Windows XP to not get a certificate warning.

Are people who do business online supposed to claim pensions until enough people can reach their IPv6-only websites?

Comment Re:FUD. (Score 5, Insightful) 188

A legitimate business was shut down globally for an unknown length of time because one of their customers was doing something wrong. Instead of working with the company to stop it like, oh, I don't know, every other internet business ever, they shot first and asked questions later.

It's the incompetence we've all come to expect from law enforcement that either don't understand or don't care about the consequences of their actions as soon as a computer's involved.

Comment Re:One possibility (Score 1) 513

Whilst I agree with you, there's also the (slim) chance that the populace are going to be pissed off enough at disruption of their online entertainment to get upset about it.

Abstract concepts like "freedom" and "civil liberties" and "habeas corpus" are one thing, entertainment is quite another. But as long as most people have their Facebook and their cable or Netflix they'll be happy either way.

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