RIAA "extortion": why the only RICO they fear is Suave

Tuesday, 8 May 2007, 12:18 AM EST

Since launching its legal campaign against those it suspects of file-sharing, the RIAA has been called any number of nasty things. Some commentators have gone so far as to call its onslaught of lawsuits an exercise in extortion. Others have likened the RIAA to a criminal organization and raised the issue of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and whether it would apply to the RIAA. We've received a few e-mails from our readers wondering about RICO and the RIAA, so we decided to dig into the topic ourselves.

At Ars Technica.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Dec 19th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //