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The claim in the article that people who go to the Sci-Hub website are "very vulnerable to having their credentials stolen" is completely baseless, since Sci-Hub never asks for credentials or other personal information. I will instead address the question posed here, about the origin of the credentials obtained by Sci-Hub. The Sci-Hub website does ...


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Does Sci-Hub rely on stolen credentials from unwitting researchers? Yes, at least in part. This is confirmed by Alexandra Elbakyan herself, although she also claims that Sci-Hub isn't the one conducting the phishing attacks: "I bought some credentials from other people," she told Sky News. "Perhaps some credentials (out of thousands used by ...


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Taking down DNS is not the same as taking down "the internet". As the quote says, DNS is like a phone book for the internet; if you want to call Joe Smith, then you look up "Joe Smith" in the phone book, and you get a series of numbers that you can dial to call Joe Smith. If the phone book ceases to exist (indeed, if every phone ...


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I could not find any information that Near (also known as byuu) took their life that does not cite the Tweet by Hector Martin. All news sources that I could find in both English and Japanese cited the Tweet as their source. There is no indication that Near is still alive, as their social media accounts have not been active since his supposed death. Null, an ...


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