Blog Posts Tagged with "SOPA"

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Stop the Next SOPA and CISPA: Register to Vote for Internet Freedom

September 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress needs to know that the Internet is watching and that users won’t sit on the sidelines as technology intended to connect us and bring knowledge to people worldwide is turned against us for the purposes of censorship and surveillance...

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Time for Congress to Pledge to Uphold Internet Freedom

July 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress has attempted to legislate in favor of corporations and law enforcement at the expense of its users’ basic rights. Netizens’ strong desire to keep the Internet open and free has been brushed aside as naïve and inconsequential, in favor of lobbyists and special interest groups. Well, no longer...

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When Security and Privacy Wrestle Who is the Winner?

April 30, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

You need to make sure your voice is heard. Regardless of whether or not you love the idea or do not like the idea at all, you need to weigh in. It is an important part of the process to make sure we get the best chance and striking a balance between security and privacy...

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Why Taunting Computer Hackers Isn’t a Good Idea

April 25, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

UFC President issued the challenge to hackers because he supports SOPA and PIPA, and UFC.com was hacked. Kicking a hornets’ nest isn’t advisable, and neither is taunting criminal hacktivists who have lots of time and resources to make your business network a target...

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We Have Every Right to be Furious about ACTA

February 13, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

While ACTA was only negotiated between a few countries, it has global consequences. First because it will create new rules for the Internet, and second because its standards will be applied to other countries through the U.S.’s annual Special 301 process...

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US-CERT Warns of Denial-of-Service Malware Campaign

January 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

US-CERT has received reports of attacks using malware-laden email attachments. The advisory comes one week after multiple DDoS attacks were launched against entertainment industry and US government websites by Anonymous supporters in an operation dubbed OpMegaupload...

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Cyber Defense Weekly: Anonymous Attacks, Dutch Cyber Strategy

January 24, 2012 Added by:Cyber Defense Weekly

Each attacker only has so much time and energy. It's like trying to get a crowd at a stadium to do the wave. As soon as the pitcher winds up on the mound the wave peters out. What should you do if you are the target of an Anonymous DDoS attack? Just wait, they will go away...

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How to Avoid Being Miscast in a SOPA Opera

January 20, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

LOIC was originally written in C#, but a later variant was created in Javascript which permits it to be deployed from any internet connected device. LOIC and its JS variant are simple toys, but in the hands of enough people they can create a formidable DDOS attack on a site...

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DDoS Attacks Against Government and Entertainment Websites Escalate

January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Multiple websites appear to be under DDoS attack, including the DoJ's http://justice.gov, the Recording Industry Association of America's http://riaa.com, and music publisher Universal Music's http://universalmusic.com...

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Internet-Wide Protests Against the Blacklist Legislation

January 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The SOPA and PIPA blacklist bills are dangerous: if made into law, they would hamper innovation, kill jobs, wreak havoc on Internet security, and undermine the free speech principles upon which our country was founded...

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Cyber Defense Weekly: Symantec, Stratfor and SOPA

January 16, 2012 Added by:Cyber Defense Weekly

Internet companies are contemplating shutting down their sites in a day of protest against the egregious SOPA; Japan has contracted with Fujitsu to produce anti-malware malware; Symantec's source code has been stolen by a group of Indian hackers associated with Anonymous...

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SOPA/PIPA: The Internet Goes to Washington on January 18

January 13, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Representative Darrell Issa, an outspoken SOPA critic and the author of alternative legislation called the OPEN Act, has announced that Congress will hold a hearing to hear from actual technical experts, technology job creators, Internet investors and legal scholars...

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On 2011: The Year of System Failure

December 30, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

If you really want to see why so much has happened with Anonymous, WikiLeaks, Manning, and OWS you need only look toward Capitol Hill and smell the rank problem that is our governing body. We have are at an apex that has reached the lows of the Roman empire in its decline...

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Internet Architects Oppose SOPA and PIPA Legislation

December 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Eighty-three innovators, inventors and engineers signed the letter that specifically calls for Congress to reject the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in an attempt to prevent government efforts to codify broad Internet censorship powers...

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