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Spamming/Phishing analysis

March 15, 2012

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I just get a mail today, flagged as spam in my mailbox. As I didn’t have much to do today, I decided to have a look at it, and check what was the goal of the spammer. First let’s have a glance of what is spamming and phishing. Spam is the use of electronic messaging […]

#opmegaupload, the beginning of the biggest cyberwar?

January 20, 2012

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The U.S. Department of Justice shut down Mega* websites including MegaUpload and MegaVideo, leaders in online storage and video streaming, during an investigation into alleged copyright infringement (the Indictment Papers for the MegaUpload lawsuit can be read here). In total, 7 people have been arrested including the CEO Kim Dotcom. Therefore, not much hope remains […]

What is the SOPA bill?

January 17, 2012

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The Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the […]

How to avoid DNS censorship

October 6, 2011

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Today, I’ve read on the Pirate Bay’s blog that the customers of Belgacom and Telenet (two belgian ISPs) will be censored via DNS. The DNS, short for Domain Name Service, is the server that convert the logic URL address (e.g. http://www.google.com) in IP address (e.g. 173.194.32.48), the address used by your computer to communicate with […]

Steve Jobs, the visionary, dies

October 6, 2011

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Steve Jobs, the Apple founder, died today, October 5, 2011. No need to tell how important was the man for the IT sector. He succeeded to drive his restrictive rules against the more and more widely adopted open-source trend thanks to his incredible revolutionary vision. Steve declared mid-2004 he was suffering from a pancreatic tumor […]