Anti-piracy group wants to legally deploy rootkits against pirates

By Jos ยท 64 replies
May 27, 2013
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  1. Dukenukemx

    Dukenukemx TS Member Posts: 71   +16

    The moment that happens I will switch over to Linux. I know Linux isn't exempt from having rootkits and malware, but Linux evolves so quickly that the rootkit authors couldn't keep up. Or the company dumb enough to hire people to make them wouldn't be able to afford it.

    It's much easier to make ransom-ware when 90% of the people are using Windows. I'd like to see them try that on Mac. I'm sure the Apple lawyers would love it.
  2. Yep I suspect your kid stole a loly pop so I am going to burn down your house ligaly because you teach your kids to steal.
  3. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +651

    I haven't purchased a movie or cd in YEARS. Nothing that I don't have that is worth listening to, so why buy new garbage?
  4. Oh so you empathize with software company but not with normal users who never pirate a day in their life but can't return any software that they don't like or don't function proper on their system just because of a s s ho le pirates that ruined things for the rest of us and now we are forced to be pirates to avoid not being able to return some crapy software that just crashes all the time. How about windows that locks you out just because you upgraded your memory or video cards and now the pirate copy runs better than the origina. F u C k software companies!
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    WOW what an *****ic thing to say. Without the software companies you are disgracing, you wouldn't have anything to pirate. You should really decide which side of the line you want to be on. You can't stand on both sides. Now if you didn't purchase or pirate software, I could see disgracing the makers. But since software was seen worthy of pirating or purchase, I can only conclude your disgraceful comment was simply a smoke screen.
  6. Drop the price a little like apple's app store and you will find less priacy 1and $2 games and movies on a world scale is going to way out. be smarter people you attack the hackers they attack back 10 fold just like gangs.
  7. havok585

    havok585 TS Booster Posts: 155   +27

    Did u escape a menthal institution or what?

  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    Does this mean "u" can't quite understand satire?

    My vote goes to devolving! With social entitlements doing the grunt work of raising children, parents passing out five dollar bags of crack and heroine as a source of supplementary income, and having no other marketable skills, it shouldn't even give one pause to even hint or hope that we're "evolving". The contemporary gene pool has become a cesspool, moving in retrograde towards no longer being able to walk upright.

    You stir a bunch of crack into the amnion, generation after generation, and what you wind up with in this abject perversion of eugenics, are individuals which are both homicidal and sociopathic, with a mean average IQ of about 80.

    I predict that in perhaps 500 years, they'll have to downgrade the species name back to, "Homo Erectus"
  9. Nick D

    Nick D TS Enthusiast Posts: 27

    I remember a statement made which ties into this. old business practice tactics used through ignorance (of how the new digital market works) to crush modern digital business. The right approach has never been to funnel and punish customers. All around the world it has been 'offer something better' not 'restrict all options'.
  10. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    To be honest, I don't understand why people feel the desire to steal movies... Just sit your lazy cheap backsides down and wait a few weeks and the rental places will have it and you can watch it there anyhow... The need to steal it and watch it right now and the 'American' sudden attitude that they 'deserve' to do so just makes me sick. And before ya'll get any ideas, I am American myself too and the rest still disgust me. Things like that and also their attitude with the environment and throwing trash on the highway, etc. They just don't care about anything but themselves. They think they deserve everything for nothing and this is a prime example.

    HOWEVER; these are NOT the solutions... I still want to buy my bluray disks... I still create my private media libraries for my private media server. I do NOT share them and it is encrypted so if someone steals the rig and tries to hack the raid array it will self wipe the entire array. Chances are very, very slim my material gets out to the public. I still have never, and will never, torrent a movie or tv program. I'm not rich my any means.. lower-middle... I just have my self respect and honor and if I want to see something, I rent (stream through hulu/netflix/etc) or buy it. I don't have to see it that day and if on the very rare chance I do I go to the theater...

    Quite honestly I think they should start pushing the harsher penalties for people torrenting movies and tv shows and games. That really is blatant theft. Much of the reason the prices on the same is as high as they are is because of the very high level of theft. Someone has to pay for it. (to the pirate:) "they didn't lose money cause I wouldn't have spent it anyhow"... that is such bull and you know it. If you don't, you are just a real *****. Anyway you slice it, nothing gave you the right to pirate whatever it was... There is no 'excuse' good enough to make it OK. Ever.
  11. I want to legally euthanize *****s coming up with malware-spreading ideas.
  12. If you commit online piracy then they have every right to access your PC, with or without your permission.
  13. This is great news... No more youthling hackers playing battlefield. Rootkit my machine up please... I'll do anything for fair play. Its a wonder these hackstars never show up for tourneys, or are always unable to replicate their fake YouTube videos when u go ovr their house, or hang out with their clan.

    Send all those tards to jail for not having the balls to meet/ be themselves. A few years behind bars might set the industry strait.
  14. grumpiman

    grumpiman TS Member Posts: 22

    Funny how every generation seems to think that they are the pinnacle of evolution... at least once they've reached a certain age and they're staring down that hill.
  15. Guess no one has ever thought of a program that deletes the pirated content. If you already have the ability to enter a pirate's computer and cause destruction, why not just go in, find the material, and delete it. Sure you can leave a nasty message afterwards but no need to destroy the poor guy's computer. How else will he (or she) look at porn?
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