Attackers Infect Transmission Torrent Client With OS X Malware

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Researchers at ESET say that malware designed to steal the content of OS X’s keychain and maintain a permanent backdoor was found in a recent build of open source torrent client Transmission. Following an investigation, the Transmission team say they were subjected to an attack on their servers. Steps have been taken to ensure greater security in the future.

TIDAL Downloads Made Possible by Teenage Coder

Subscribers of TIDAL usually need the platform to listen to their favorite tracks on repeat, but a teenager from Germany has other ideas. Coder and recent high-school student Lordmau5 has just debuted TiDown, a piece of software that allows Tidal tracks to be permanently downloaded to a desktop machine.

Kim Dotcom’s Extradition Hearing Will Be Live Streamed on YouTube

Kim Dotcom's request for his extradition hearing to be live streamed on the Internet has been granted by a New Zealand High Court judge. Beginning tomorrow, proceedings will be broadcast live on YouTube, despite protests from the United States that the stream could prejudice Dotcom's criminal trial in the U.S. should he be extradited.

Grumpy Cat Wants $600k From ‘Pirating’ Coffee Maker

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Grumpy Cat is not pleased, yet. Her owners have asked a California federal court to issue a $600,000 judgment against a coffee maker which allegedly exploited their copyrights. In addition, they want damages for trademark and contract breach, and a ban on the company in question from selling any associated Grumpy Cat merchandise.

Kim Dotcom’s Extradition Appeal Gets Underway

Last year a District Court judge in New Zealand found that there was an "overwhelming" case for Kim Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk, to be extradited to the United States to face trial for their alleged roles in the Mega Conspiracy. Today the trio were in the High Court to mount their appeal.

Running a Torrent Tracker For Fun Can Be a Headache

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In January 2016, a BitTorrent enthusiast thought he'd launch a stand-alone tracker for fun. Soon, Zer0day.ch was tracking thousands of torrents after being utilized by The Pirate Bay and ExtraTorrent. Now it's tracking almost four million peers and a million torrents, but the ride has been far from smooth.

Indian ISPs Speed Up BitTorrent by ‘Peering’ With a Torrent Site

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Several Internet providers in India have found a clever way to reduce the load BitTorrent transfers put on their network, while pleasing their torrenting subscribers at the same time. They've teamed up with Torbox.net which offers a fully fledged torrent search engine that connects users to 'local' peers to guarantee maximum download speeds.