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At the height of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) discussion, one of Internet’s largest file-sharing site MegaUpload.com was shutdown by the United States federal government. Megaupload.com allows individuals, including artists, to download, store and share over the Internet large content files, including text. Seven people were charged for running [...]
Columbia University researchers Salvatore Stolfo and Ang Cui claimed to have hijacked the software that controls LaserJet Printers’ “Remote Firmware Update” process allowing them to highjack a firmware upgrade. The two researchers demonstrated how they could instruct a highjacked printer’s fuser, designed to dry the ink, to abnormally heat up and cause a piece of [...]