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    PCMag: Game of Thrones Torrents are Perfect for Delivering Malware

    This alarmist story is making the rounds everywhere, claiming that downloading GoT torrents is dangerous. https://securitywatch.pcmag.com/malware/310063-game-of-thrones-torrents-are-perfect-for-delivering-malware But is it? Lets Dig in a bit more and go to the original Kaspersky report that...
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    Flaw In uTorrent Lets Hackers Control Your PC Remotely

    uTorrent, the most popular torrent download software has a bug that lets hackers control your PC remotely. TheHackerNews is reporting that the flaw was found by a Google Project Zero researcher in both uTorrent desktop, and the newly launched uTorrent Web. Both versions of uTorrent start a...
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    Apple Screws Marvel with Thor Ragnarok Download

    Thor Ragnarok was due to be released digitally on February 19th. As we all know, as soon as that happens, the released movie shows up on Torrent sites. However, it seems that a few of those folks that "pre-purchased" the title on Vudu this week, found that the movie was available for immediate...
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    If You Sue Pirates at Least Own the Movie Rights

    This is probably the funniest case I have read about when it comes to getting sued for torrenting a movie, the one is question in this case is Fathers & Daughters (never heard of it). Now if you have ever been sued, there is nothing funny about it, as it costs you an arm and a leg, and...
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    Private Torrent Sites Allow Users to Mine Cryptocurrency for Upload Credit

    Some private torrent sites are giving their users the option to use a cryptocurrency miner in exchange for upload credit. This comes after last month when it was found that popular torrent site The Pirate Bay was using a hidden cryptocurrency miner. The implementation on the private sites has...
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    First Ultra HD Blu-Ray Torrent Uploaded, Questioning AACS 2.0 Protection

    Many people had forgotten that “The Smurfs 2” was released back in 2013, but a piracy group had not, as a torrent of its Ultra HD Blu-Ray home release has been spotted on a private tracker. What makes this torrent exceptional is the apparent – though unconfirmed – circumvention of AACS 2.0...
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    Judge Splits $750 Piracy Penalty Between BitTorrent Peers

    TorrentFreak has a report up today about a Seattle District Court judge with a refreshing take on piracy suit damage awards. Like in most of these cases, the defendants never showed in court, so the plaintiff requested default judgments of $2,500 from each defendant, plus attorneys fees. The...
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    Windows 10 Updates other computers on Internet...

    So our internet at work today was at a crawl, and surprisingly I traced it to one PC which appeared to have a virus but more digging revealed it was the Windows Update system uploading to external IP's outside the network. Apparently windows 10 by default allows the PC's to act as torrents...
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