Quick Tip: Test If Your Port Is Open

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Have you installed a new router and want to check if you have the ports open? Here is a quick tip to Test if your port is Open.

Port forwarding commonly refers to the change of destination address and/or port on the packet with subsequent regular routing in a network address translator gateway to reach a host within a masqueraded, typically private, network based on the port number on which it was received from the originating host. It may also refer to replaying the packet or stream through a secondary socket to reach its intended destination.

utorrent offer this address for checking our ports if are open or not. Visit the following address and replace PORTNUMBER with your applications port.

URL: _http://www.utorrent.com/testport?port=PORTNUMBER

To check your IP information go to Start > Run > cmd > ipconfig /all

Completorrent and Google custom search engine

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After YouTorrent here you have the next generation for searching torrent files. Is called CompletTorrent and is the most comprehensive torrent search website on the internet.

How does CompleTorrent work?
CompleTorrent uses google as a backend. This makes it just as efficient as google is at categorizing links based on popularity and relevance. Basically, it puts all the popular torrents that are more closely matched to your query at the top. Also, when a site is added, CompleTorrent does not need to crawl the site. Google has already done this which means that all torrents on that site are added to CompleTorrent immediately. Which means CompleTorrent gains hundreds of torrents with each site that is suggested.

Website | Completorrent

No Internet for P2P Downloaders in France

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French internet users who frequently download illegal music and movies will risk losing their internet connection, according to a newly passed anti-piracy law. This three-way pact between the French government, internet service providers and the local recording industry will allow ISPs to spy on their users and give warnings if they download stuff over P2P networks. These users will be given three “illegal downloading” warnings before their internet connection gets terminated.

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Mediadefender hack costs company 825,000 USD. Pirate Bay’s Secret Sourse?

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Those 6000 Mediadefender emails that leaked onto the web in September cost the anti-piracy outlet dearly: A recent SEC filing of Mediadefender parent ArtistDirect reveals that the company lost at least 825,000 dollars due to the hack – enough money to eat up all of ArtistDirect’s profits for the third quarter. The biggest chunk of the money was apparently spent to keep Mediadefender’s clients on board.
A hacker group that called itself Mediadefender-Defenders managed to get hold of a vast email archive in September that contained nine months of internal correspondence. It looks like the hackers were able to hack into one of the employee’s GMail account. The SEC filing shows how serious the breach was:

"These e-mails contained confidential information and communications covering a wide variety of internal issues, including personal data, customer data and pricing information, and other sensitive information."

Part of the "other sensitive information" were also passwords that seem to have given them access data for various servers. The source code of some of Mediadefender’s anti-piracy software and a transcript of a phone call appeared online soon after.
The SEC filing also details why this breach was so expensive:

 

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Demonoid Shuts Down Again

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Demonoid.com, one of the most popular BitTorrent trackers, was forced to go offline again because the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) threatened their ISP.

It’s been just over 6 weeks since the CRIA allegedly shut down the Demonoid BitTorrent tracker. Details were scarce at the time, with lots of people simply claiming the site had some technical or server issues. Indeed, TorrentFreak came in for quite some criticism when we claimed the CRIA was involved, but when the site returned there were some ominous signs which seemed to support our claims.

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