TorrentTrader Classic Vulnerable to IP Authorization Bypass

A security researcher has found a vulnerability in the TorrentTrader tracker software which can be exploited to leak the contents of a site's IP database. This database can then be used to gain unauthorized access to a site's tracker. The vendor has been informed and a fix is available.

Artist Releases Album Exclusively on Demonoid

When Nine Inch Nails decided to give away their latest album for free, the news soon spread all over the Internet. However, NiN was not the first, nor will they be the last. Tens and thousands of artists share their music on Demonoid, The Pirate Bay, Mininova and other BitTorrent…

Be Afraid of BitTorrent, Very, Very Afraid

A new file-sharing service called Rhever is using an interesting tactic to get customers. It appears to be trying to scare users away from BitTorrent and LimeWire, and onto its service. Their promo videos are entertaining, I admit that, but are you scared enough dump torrents and try it? I…

BPI and Virgin Media Agree to Start Warning Uploaders

The British Phonographic Industry and UK ISP Virgin Media have done a deal which will see thousands of file-sharers getting warnings. The BPI will use its resources to track file sharers and will then hand the information to Virgin who will send out their own warnings to the customer along…

Study Reveals Reckless Anti-Piracy Antics

A new paper from the University of Washington department of Computer Science and Engineering, has investigated a problem with current DMCA notices and the methods used in dealing with them. It puts further pressure on anti-p2p groups like BayTSP to validate their claims.

Warner Confesses: Pirate Bay Cop Compromised

Police officer Jim Keyzer, the leader and key witness in the Pirate Bay investigation, has returned to his job at the police's IT crime unit after being employed by Warner Bros. for several months. Warner Bros now admits Keyzer was working for them while he was leading the Pirate Bay…

EZTV and MVGroup Join Forces

A month after the tragic death of it's founder, Merrin, MVGroup is one step closer to his aim of 'educating the world via p2p'. Today, EZTV partners MVGroup in sharing documentaries via bittorrent.