Federal Judge Affirms Open WiFi Doesn’t Make you Liable for Your Neighbors’ Misdeeds

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Although unwise an open WiFi does not legally allow guilt by mere association.

A Federal judge in Illinois has once again rebuffed a copyright troll’s request for easy court orders to allow him to connect IP addresses with people. The judge said that open wireless networks and other factors make the connection between IP addresses and defendants difficult, and that making it easy to connect people and IPs would invite extortionate legal claims…

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The Internet Will Run Out of IP Addresses Within a Year

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IP addresses will run out this year.

Within a year, IP (internet protocol) addresses are expected to run out. Each IP address is like a unique phone number assigned to whatever device you’re using to connect to the internet. Without a valid IP address you won’t be able to connect to the outside world, so they’re important. But now that our computers, mobile devices, cars and even our refrigerators  have Web access, we’re running out of sequences to pass around.

 

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Three Researchers From Microsoft Find Way To Trace Malicious Users

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Microsoft team find a way to trace compromised machines used to attack other computers

Anonymity on the Internet can be both a blessing and a curse. While the ability to hide behind anonymous proxies and fast-changing Internet protocol (IP) addresses has enabled freer speech in nations with repressive regimes, the same technologies allow cybercriminals to hide their tracks and pass off malicious code and spam for legitimate communications.

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