Why The Fool blocks Google Safe-Browsing

August 29, 2009 · Filed Under Networking, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the Web The Fool is an Italian start-up founded by Matteo Flora, a security consultant known for having helped Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset to put together the data required to bring a 500 million euros lawsuit against Google and YouTube in July 2008. On the blog of FoolDNS, the main product offered by The Fool, the company has recently explained the reasons why Google Safe-Browsing is part of the service blacklist hence it is blocked for users and companies which use it.

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Conficker, it’s open war between the industry and malware writers

February 27, 2009 · Filed Under In Depth, Security · Comment 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Conficker (also known as Downup, Downadup or Kido) is the worm that first, after the Sasser outbreak in 2004, was able to exploit a flaw in a Windows remote service, and due to this unusual ability the malware became in turn the target of a large part of the IT industry that, leaded by Microsoft, is trying in these days to defuse the time bomb of an enormous botnet yet with unknown practical outcomes.

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The Italian magistracy wants to delete The Pirate Bay from the Internet

August 13, 2008 · Filed Under Civil & Digital Rights, News · Comment 
This entry is part of the series The industry vs. P2P

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebDefinitely, I’ve overdone with optimism. The case of the Pirate Bay block, which a public prosecutor of Bergamo has ordered to make inaccessible from the Italian Internet not only hasn’t been resolved yet, but it’s acquiring more and more the outlines of an unheard of shot to the Italian P2P, in which the law is used like a sledge hammer to push down, even at the cost of doing something unlawful, what is unanimously considered as the main source of search for contents available on the BitTorrent network.

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Italy, The Pirate Bay withstands the majors’ assault

August 11, 2008 · Filed Under Civil & Digital Rights, News · 2 Comments 
This entry is part of the series The industry vs. P2P

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebThrills have ran across the Internet of the Belpaese during this weekend, when the news have spread about the block of the access to The Pirate Bay, a point of reference for the downloads on BitTorrent network. But upon writing it seems that the storm has already passed away, and the Bay tracker gives no more signs of indecision. Maybe it is only the beginning of a long battle between the Financial Guard, incited by the multimedia industry, and the Swedish “pirates”?

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