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BitTorrent-based DDoS tool outlined at hacker convention

BitTorrent-based DDoS tool outlined at hacker convention

A system for turning trackerless BitTorrents into DDoS tools has been described at a hacker convention, potentially using peer swarms for inadvertent botnet-style cyberattacks. Hacker "Astro" revealed the process in a talk called "Lying to the Neighbours" earlier this week, whereby a decentralized DHT could be maliciously co-opted to target certain websites by overloading their servers.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops was Reportedly the Most Pirated Game in 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops was Reportedly the Most Pirated Game in 2010

While publisher Activision and developer Treyarch are busy dealing with a bunch of angry customers on Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console, it looks like a lot more than a few individuals out there decided that, instead of buying the game, they'd rather download it from the Internet. Not that that slowed down the sales of the game at all, considering it managed to amass $1 billion in the short time it has been out in global sales. But, with the numbers we're seeing here, it's almost staggering to think how much bigger it could have been.

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Pirate Bay membership records hacked [Video]

Pirate Bay membership records hacked [Video]

The Pirate Bay hasn't had a great year, what with the ongoing legal issues, and so an SQL injection hack that has pulled out emails and IP addresses of their over 4m registered users probably isn't the sort of news they may have hoped for.  The hack is the handiwork of Argentinian security researcher Ch Russo, who claims that a relatively straightforward process broke through some the TPB's softer spots and thus opened up the database.  Check out a video of the whole thing in action after the cut.

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Brite-View CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG HD Media Player Announced, Pre-Order Now

Brite-View CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG HD Media Player Announced, Pre-Order Now

It's been almost a full year since we reported on Brite-View's CinemaTube media player, and that means it's just about perfect timing to get an upgraded, new model, right? Well lucky you, because Brite-View agrees with that sentiment. They've just pulled the cover off their CinemaGo BV-5005HD Mini CG HD media player -- and yes, that may be the longest title for a gadget we've seen in awhile.

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Addonics NAS25HDU2 NAS caddy: plenty of promise, a few annoying flaws

Addonics NAS25HDU2 NAS caddy: plenty of promise, a few annoying flaws

We want to find Addonics NAS25HDU2 single-drive NAS adapter appealing - after all, a hard-drive caddy that makes any HDD network-accessible, as well as offering printer sharing and standalone BitTorrent downloads has to be good, right? - but there are a few blemishes on the spec sheet that have us looking elsewhere.  We can live without the RAID support, after all we're assuming you're not keeping your entire system backup on a single-drive solution, but the 10/100 rather than gigabit ethernet interface is at odds with the media server image.

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Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS Review

Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS Review

We liked the original Iomega StorCenter ix2 back when we reviewed it roughly twelve months ago, but the rest of the home NAS market has advanced in the intervening period and the ix2 is looking a little stale. To address that fact, Iomega have launched the StorCenter ix2-200, their second-gen version of the dual-drive backup station, now boasting removable storage and more. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Brite-View CinemaTube is an HD Media Player With Integration

Brite-View CinemaTube is an HD Media Player With Integration

The CinemaTube has gone up for pre-order today. It's a media player that connects to your tv, and gives you the ability to watch stored movies, pictures, and other videos right from the box. No longer have to worry about physical media anymore, just in case you were one of those people who thought that the way of the disk was for dinosaurs. Media is going the digital way, and Brite-View wants you to get there in the high definition way.

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