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Resurgence of Kickass Torrents: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Site and Proxies

Resurgence of Kickass Torrents: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Site and Proxies

Jan 01, 2019
Once upon a time, there was an online portal named Kickass Torrents (KAT cr), celebrated globally for its extensive archive of movies, music, television, and additional media content. This platform was a goldmine for individuals searching for rare content and those seeking a platform to share their work. However, Kickass Torrents had its adversaries. Predominantly, the movie and music industries perceived the site as endangering their revenue and indicted it for encouraging copyright violation. Regardless, the Kickass Torrents team kept advocating for its user's rights, arguing that they were supplying an authentic service. The Downfall and Resurgence of Kickass Torrents In due course, the long arm of the law reached Kickass Torrents, and the site was deactivated. In July 2017, U.S. authorities took down the site as the owner, Artem Vaulin, had permitted copyrighted material. In the aftermath, a band of the site's devoted contributors founded the Katcr.co forum, aiming to
ISPs Should Block ‘The Pirate Bay’ Torrent Site: Top European Court Rules

ISPs Should Block 'The Pirate Bay' Torrent Site: Top European Court Rules

Jun 14, 2017
The Pirate Bay — a widely popular file-sharing website predominantly used to share copyrighted material free of charge — is once again in trouble, this time in Europe. The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled today that Dutch ISPs can block access to The Pirate Bay, as the Swedish file-hosting website facilitates an "act of communication" by allowing users to post and obtain torrents for pirated films, TV shows and music for free. Dutch anti-piracy group Stichting Brein (BREIN) in 2009 filed a case against local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Ziggo and XS4ALL, and in 2012, the District Court of The Hague ruled that the ISPs must block users from accessing The Pirate Bay. However, Ziggo and XS4ALL, ISPs successfully overturned the decision two years later with the court ruling against BREIN and concluding that the blockade restricted the internet providers entrepreneurial freedoms. BREIN group then took the same case to the Supreme Court, who eventually r
SaaS Compliance through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

SaaS Compliance through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Feb 20, 2024Cybersecurity Framework / SaaS Security
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework is one of the world's most important guidelines for securing networks. It can be applied to any number of applications, including SaaS.  One of the challenges facing those tasked with securing SaaS applications is the different settings found in each application. It makes it difficult to develop a configuration policy that will apply to an HR app that manages employees, a marketing app that manages content, and an R&D app that manages software versions, all while aligning with NIST compliance standards.  However, there are several settings that can be applied to nearly every app in the SaaS stack. In this article, we'll explore some universal configurations, explain why they are important, and guide you in setting them in a way that improves your SaaS apps' security posture.  Start with Admins Role-based access control (RBAC) is a key to NIST adherence and should be applied to every SaaS a
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