Weekend tech reading: The StarCraft economy

By on July 25, 2010, 1:13 PM
The StarCraft economy Since its launch in 1998, StarCraft has sold an astonishing 11 million units. With the much anticipated arrival of StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, the sequel to StarCraft, approaching we look at the successful history of the StarCraft franchise. Focus

Mass BitTorrent lawsuits mow target private trackers Mass lawsuits against alleged file-sharers, such as those from the US Copyright Group and lawyers ACS:Law and Gallant MacMillan in the UK, are generally accepted to have been generated from evidence gathered from big public BitTorrent sites. Now it appears that at least one other firm has jumped on the bandwagon, this time targeting a large private tracker. TorrentFreak

WPA2 vulnerability found Perhaps it was only a matter of time. But wireless security researchers say they have uncovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 security protocol, which is the strongest form of Wi-Fi encryption and authentication currently standardized and available. NetworkWorld

Dell drops Ubuntu PCs from website... for now Dell has stopped selling consumer PCs preloaded with Ubuntu from its website, and doesn't know when they're coming back. A search for Ubuntu on the Dell UK website returns only one laptop - the Dell Latitude 2100 from the company's business range. PC Pro

SDCC 10: Dragon Age 2 combat preview Here at Comic-Con, BioWare is giving people the first look at Dragon Age 2, the sequel to the (not even a year old) Dragon Age: Origins. This will be another epic fantasy role-playing game, but some key changes are being made to the design. IGN UK

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PanicX PanicX, TechSpot Ambassador, said:

The WPA2 vulnerability is pretty interesting. From what I can tell from the article, it's not a vulnerability that an outsider without your key can use. It only lets others that have authenticated to the access point the ability to decrypt traffic meant for only your MAC.

So its kind of like using an old network hub instead of a switch, just wirelessly. Not something I'm concerned about, because any sensitive information should be using a different layer of encryption.

PanicX PanicX, TechSpot Ambassador, said:

oh, and gay-torrents.net has been violated.


gobbybobby said:

eve online better

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

eve online is garbage, starcraft should be good, who knows.

gobbybobby said:

im an eve fanyboy. EVE FTW!

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