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From time to time incorrigible curiosity drives me into nowhere lands where you have to be cautions and mindful as anything unexpected can and will happen.
I've been having fascinating colloquies lately about the latent dangers waiting in the shadow posed by the forbidden markets - so to speak - endorsing trades, cheats and sells. It's a very delicate subject and considered taboo by many, therefore let's clear things up front before you get to fantasize about it. I've never done any of the aforementioned behaviors as I condemn them. With that out of the way, let's look around and have a sense of what it's going on.

I've come to the conclusion most of the pirates caught taking such routes candidly lacks of patience. They may need particular goals to be achieved as quickly as...
The struggle for anonymity is well felt all across the globe, as more than ever it's becoming synonym for privacy and freedom of action. It's not just about being untraceable to being unaccountable; it's about the inability of keeping something for ourselves or the persons we entrust with. I'm not arguing about the collateral effects that such practice incidentally supports: in the world we live in, dubious individuals willing to endorse faulty behaviors, will always exist, but I think it's worth the risk. As of late they're trying to take it away from you and they're as charming as usual.
"The internet would be better if we had an accurate notion that you were a real person as opposed to a dog, or a fake person, or a spammer.", Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google. "Anonymity on the...
Like all the users at the beginning of something new, I was unaware of regulations and code of conduct. I remember a private conversation with a new user asking for an invitation I was giving away. Although he was starting off, he had already been sailing in the torrenting waters as he was holding memberships to trackers I hadn't had yet. Our exchange was pretty standard, I was checking his history and proofs, asking questions and he came out utterly honest, going into detail to explain his status and what he was aiming for. Finally convinced to give him the invitation, I was about to reveal my intention, when in his last message to me he offered courteously an invite to that one tracker he'd have guessed I didn't have. Saying to me to not feel obligated by his offer, I responded I had...
Certainly the panorama is changed quiet a lot since the fireworks between Microsoft and Netscape, some of you may remember. As collateral damage out of that dramatic affair, we saw flourishing Internet Explorer as the dominant web browser for several years to come. It was the only one though. In 2002 IE share of the market peaked at a stratospheric 96%, surpassing even the golden times of Navigator when it was the lone rider. Back then even your grandma knew how to put into use the favorites bar. Later on, no fair competition was bringing to us an Explorer filled of issues which code remained stagnant for quite a while. There was spelt the end of rapid innovation in web browsers as bug fixing and standards submission were they only pragmatic directions taken. Developers had to use...
Pen and paper cutting-edge security - PART II

Fortune 100 corporations, small firms and even ISPs with paranoid security policies have an Achilles heel: users who pick easily guessable passwords. Passwords are the simplest security measure addressed by all computer users without a cause and yet underestimated. “The idea is to make something that is easy to remember but that will make up a good password”, a lot of experts are telling you. False. From my experience something easy to remember can’t be of any good. “Easy to remember” plays in the same ballpark as “easy to find”.

A strong password could take weeks to be cracked, while a weak one could be figured out within minutes. Any password could eventually be cracked by brute force – trying every character combination...
As a non-English speaking n00b, I firstly came to hear the name of TPS during a chat with a friend of mine. He is a member here but not that active than supposed to. I clicked the url to TPS he sent me. The browser just showed the login page, with the impressive skull logo. The signup was closed then. What’s worse, I was such a n00b who hadn’t learned to use the IRC by that moment that I even didn’t care if there was a IRC interview link there. What a shame of myself! I didn’t join TPS. Instead, I just left it behind and continued concentrating on my own work.

Several weeks later, I happened to catch a conversation going on that mentioned TPS. That’s the second time that I came across with TPS, which finally drove me here. After seeing the statements that how great TPS was, my...