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This is Why People Fear the ‘Internet of Things’
Ugh. This is a security nightmare. Nice work Foscam...
Imagine buying an internet-enabled surveillance camera, network attached storage device, or home automation gizmo, only to find that it secretly and constantly phones home to a vast peer-to-peer (P2P) network run by the Chinese manufacturer of the hardware. Now imagine that the geek gear you bought doesn’t actually let you block this P2P communication without some serious networking expertise or hardware surgery that few users would attempt. This is the nightmare “Internet of Things” (IoT) scenario for any system administrator: The IP cameras that you bought to secure your physical space suddenly turn into a vast cloud network designed to share your pictures and videos far and wide. The best part? It’s all plug-and-play, no configuration necessary!
foscam  cameras  iot  security  networking  p2p 
february 2016 by jm
CurrencyFair Online P2P International Money Transfers
p2p currency conversion; used and recommended by quite a few people I know, it turns out. bookmarking for the next time I need to convert currencies
currency-conversion  currencies  money  transfer  international  expats  p2p  via:mice 
may 2015 by jm
Skype's principal architect explains why they no longer have end-to-end crypto
Mobile devices can't handle the CPU and constantly-online requirements, and an increased reliance on dedicated routing supernodes to avoid Windows-client monoculture and p2p network fragility

(via the IP list, via kragen)
skype  p2p  mobile  architecture  networking  internet  snooping  crypto  via:ip  via:kragen  phones  windows 
june 2013 by jm
Artist and Hacktivists Sabotage Spanish Anti-Piracy Law | TorrentFreak
'In an attempt to sabotage a new anti-piracy law that went into effect today, hundreds of websites in Spain are participating in a unique protest organized by a local hacktivist group. The websites all link to an “infringing” song by an artist loyal to the protest, who reported the sites to the authorities to overload them with requests.'
hacktivism  spain  art  music  mp3  piracy  p2p  sinde  soap  hacktavistas  eme-navarro  sgae 
march 2012 by jm
_Spotify: Large Scale, Low Latency, P2P Music-on-Demand Streaming_
Gunnar Kreitz' paper on its innards! 'Spotify is a music streaming service offering lowlatency access to a library of over 8 million music tracks.
Streaming is performed by a combination of client-server access
and a peer-to-peer protocol. In this paper, we give an overview
of the protocol and peer-to-peer architecture used and provide
measurements of service performance and user behavior.
The service currently has a user base of over 7 million and
has been available in six European countries since October 2008.
Data collected indicates that the combination of the client-server
and peer-to-peer paradigms can be applied to music streaming
with good results. In particular, 8.8% of music data played comes
from Spotify’s servers while the median playback latency is only
265 ms (including cached tracks). We also discuss the user access
patterns observed and how the peer-to-peer network affects the
access patterns as they reach the server.'
spotify  via:waxy  streaming  p2p  music  architecture  papers  networking 
june 2011 by jm
Gunnar Kreitz, _Spotify - Behind The Scenes_
the innards of Spotify's client, server fleet, and P2P layer, from the dev team themselves. good stuff
spotify  streaming  servers  networking  music  mp3  dns  p2p 
may 2011 by jm
Dropbox dedupe feature allows materialization of any file, if you know its hash
'allows users to exploit Dropbox’s file hashing scheme to copy files into their account without actually having them. Dropship will save the hashes of a file in JSON format. Anyone can then take these hashes and load the original file into their Dropbox account using Dropship.' heh. that sounds very familiar, I seem to recall thinking about this problem on several occasions... ;) Dropbox certainly didn't like it, going by this account
security  filesharing  dropbox  online-backup  online-storage  p2p  hashes  sha  dmca 
april 2011 by jm
P2P investigations now illegal in Switzerland
'The country's Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, Hanspeter Thür, took Logistep to court and this week won a major victory. The Federal Supreme Court ruled that IP addresses are in fact personal information and that companies like Logistep can't go about slurping them up for mere civil cases like file-swapping lawsuits. Logistep must cease all current copyright infringement data collection.'
p2p  privacy  ip-addresses  pii  logistep  switzerland  piracy  from delicious
september 2010 by jm

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