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Comment Re:Okay (Score 2, Informative) 114

Art-Net (although completely worthless, just as ETCNet) is much more widespread than ETCNet looking outside the US, even over WiFi. But while you're building something like this, why not go for an open protocol that is really designed for controlling lights, such as BSR E1.31? Plain stupid in my eyes; I'll have to fix their firmware. On another note, using WiFi for lighting control is idiotic. WiFi is no way near stable enough to provide a decent transport for time critical protocols.
Security

Submission + - Largest Swedish newspaper hacked

Marcus writes: "At January 2nd, 10.19 PM CET, it was announced (in Swedish) that Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet had been hacked. The announcement contains information about user names and passwords for the newspaper's internal mail system, as well as threats about sensitive information that had been gathered.

It did not take long before Aftonbladet managed to take the mail servers down, but in that time several persons were able to log in and send e-mails of questionable nature. Sensitive information may also have leaked, which brings up the question about Reporters' Privilege. It may be possible that names of sources providing Swedish media with sensitive information now are in the hands of hackers.

It appears that Aftonbladet, the victims of this attack, are trying to keep the lid on to this story. No reports have been published about the attack by any of the major Swedish newspapers, including Aftonbladet, although both Swedish radio and TV have included the story in their morning reports."
Privacy

Submission + - Pirate Bay faces block over child porn

mernil writes: The Local reports: "File sharing site The Pirate Bay could be shut down, after Swedish police alleged that it is possible to access child pornography via the site. The Pirate Bay denies the charge, while the Pirate Party described the police's strategy as "a scandalous abuse of power". "After complaints from the public we have been able to establish that there is child pornography on Pirate Bay," wrote the head of the National Criminal Investigation Department's IT crimes unit Stefan Kronkvist in a statement.

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