Stealing to Prevent Theft
In reading Wired News' exclusive on a hacker's work against The Pirate Bay for the MPAA, I'm stumped. Which is more ridiculous?
- That the Motion Picture Association of America, in its mission to fight the theft of Hollywood blockbusters by the Bittorrent crowd, bought stolen information about TorrentSpy.com; or
- That TorrentSpy, which is all about helping people get around pesky digital rights management and other security measures on music and videos*, had a password for its server that was so simple that someone was able to guess it in "a little more than 30 tries."
Tough call. And neither side comes out looking terribly good.
* Well, that and getting all that content for free...
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