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Submission + - Caught Adding Malware ( 1

lothos writes: Fyodor of nmap fame has published today an expose on CNet's bundling malware with legitimate downloads.

From the site:
In August 2011, started wrapping legitimate 3rd party software into their own installer which by default installs a wide variety of adware and other questionable software on users machines. It also does things like redirect user search queries and change their Internet home page.

Submission + - Godaddy buys, shuts down (

lothos writes: "Go Daddy has managed to effectively gag its fiercest critics by acquiring and then shutting down the high-ranking Go Daddy gripe site:

NoDaddy's owners announced the closure of the site on 1 July. They wrote:

        "What started to document the improper suspension of SecLists.Org grew to cover dozens of other GoDaddy scandals including shill bidding on their own domain auctions, improperly blocking users from transferring domains to other registrars, sexual harassment, constant objectification of women, killing elephants for promotional purposes, etc. We're hopeful that GoDaddy's new owners will stop these shenanigans.""

Submission + - ICANN Approves .XXX (

lothos writes: "Pornography will have its own top-level domain, dot-XXX, the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided today."

Submission + - China censors 5000 porn sites, 5000 arrested (

lothos writes: China has shut down more than 60,000 pornographic websites this year and arrested 5,000 people as it steps up a campaign against obscene material. Beijing has run a highly publicized drive against lewd online content which it claims is overwhelming the country’s internet and mobile phones and threatening the emotional health of children. Critics have accused the Chinese government of deepening the crackdown, launched last December, and said censorship had blocked many sites with politically sensitive or even user-generated content.

Submission + - DynaDot facing pressure over domain (

lothos writes: DynaDot is reportedly facing pressure on the domain. DynaDot released a statement to Domain Name Wire:

        Yes, is still registered at Dynadot. As you can tell from the whois lookup, we have taken no action against the domain. And yes we are experiencing significant pressure regarding the domain, both to keep it up and to take it down.

DynaDot has taken no action on the domain name at this time. The domain name is not suspended or seized in any way.

The continued downtime of the website is due to terminating DNS services for the domain.

It’s not clear at this time why the Wikileaks organization hasn’t updated their nameservers with DynaDot. Perhaps the person with access to the DynaDot account is simply unavailable. Perhaps, with the “Operation In Our Sites v2.0 government seizure of domains, wikileaks is transitioning to different country code top level domains (ccTLD) which should be harder to take down.

Wikileaks is currently available at

Submission + - PayPal cuts off Wikileaks (

lothos writes: PayPal has released a statement on their blog: “PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. We’ve notified the account holder of this action.”

This move comes right on the heels of Amazon cutting off hosting for and terminating DNS services for

Submission + - US Rep wants to label wikileaks a terrorist org (

lothos writes: Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) asked the Obama administration yesterday to “determine whether WikiLeaks could be designated a foreign terrorist organization.” If the State Department adds WikiLeaks to the terror list, one effect would be to prohibit U.S. banks from processing payments to the group. It would also make it a felony to provide donations, material support or resources.

Submission + - PA school spied on students via laptops (

lothos writes: A federal lawsuit accuses a suburban Philadelphia school district of spying on students at home through school-issued laptop webcams. The lawsuit alleges the cameras captured images of Harritan High School students and their families as they undressed and in other compromising situations. Families learned of the alleged webcam images when an assistant principal spoke to a student about inappropriate behavior at home.

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