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  • Apr 14th, 2011 @ 7:50am

    Thinking about the consequences...

    Don't get me wrong here, I'm all for destroying botnets, but I don't think this was thought out fully. First of all, it's a temporary fix. I'm sure that many if not most of the computers that were infected get rebooted on a regular basis, and it'll only be a small matter of time before they're up and running Coreflood again.

    Second, it sounds like this "stop" command was programmed in by the original writers. If that's the case, the obvious reaction to this is for them to make an update that leaves out this "stop" command.

    Not saying that there's a correct way of stopping a botnet, but I don't think this is it.

  • Oct 20th, 2006 @ 6:32am

    Is AllofMP3.com even legal in the US?

    This has been a question I've had for a long time. I'd love to use AllOfMP3.com for downloading my music, but is it legal to use in the US? I'm tired of not being able to download a plain mp3 file from Yahoo or iTunes or Wal-Mart. Isn't downloading music from Russia comparable to importing alcohol from Russia?