Voice, navigation, and radar data aboard ships are all at risk, according to an expert who claims that some devices that contain sensitive ship information just aren’t secure enough. This could be good news for pirates and spies, and bad news for the good guys.
RIP, EZTV: One of the largest TV pirating rings is dead. Torrent sites like Kickass and Pirate Bay have also added a warning to EZTV’s files reading: THIS DOMAIN HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY SCAMMERS. STAY AWAY.
Look, even if it’s not pirate treasure, can we just pretend it is, because PIRATE TREASURE? It sure sounds promising, given the 110-pound silver bar was found in what’s believed to be wreckage from 17th century Scottish pirate Captain William Kidd’s ship, Adventure Gallery.
Pirates, of course, are notoriously greedy – but they're also incredibly shrewd. And don't forget, they'll kill you, if given the chance.
The jolly good life of a pirate was not a jolly healthy one, what with the syphilis and scurvy and ship-raiding. Archeologists excavating Blackbeard's flagship off the coast of North Carolina have unveiled their latest findings: a cache of medical instruments that include this rather horrifying urethral syringe.
Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, but before you get carried away with your ahoys, and your mateys and your timber-shivering, there's something you should know: Pirate-speak, as most of us know it, was invented by Disney; and pirates – real pirates, that is – probably sounded nothing like they do in the…
Stop what you are doing immediately, and watch the trailer for NBC's new looney-tunes, pirate escapade show Crossbones. Starring John Malkovich, and his indecipherable accent.
If you haven't heard of Sealand before, it is the site of one of Britain's Maunsell Naval Sea Forts that were utilized during WWII. This particular one was originally named HM Fort Roughs. The fort's primary function was to keep tabs on the Germans who were laying mines off the coast of England at the time. The…
Looks like Starz is going down the Game of Thrones route for the opening credits of their upcoming pirate series Black Sails. There aren't any people, just a series of elaborate scenery, consisting of creepy sculptures and statues of pirates, skeletons, and ladies and/or wenches. Oh, and violence. Can't forget the…
Looking like something straight off of Davy Jones' ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean, five cannons saw air for the very first time in almost 300 years yesterday as they were lifted from what's believed to be legendary pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship.
In today's political environment of state instability and terrorism, sea piracy is making a comeback. And some of these pirate groups actually have fleets that rival national navies. Here's how the new generation of pirates has become the terror of the seas. Arrrrgh!
After resting at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean for nearly 300 years, a pair of cannons from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge have been lifted to the surface.
There's an ludicrous amount of video being pirated around the world, all the time—even as you read this very post. It travels from peer to peer, bit by bit, in little garbled jumps. This installation, called "Pirate Cinema," shows exactly what's being pirated, and where. All in real time.
Even though it's incredibly easy to watch the new revived season of Arrested Development—seriously, all you need is a Netflix account—-a lot of people still pirated episodes of Arrested Development. In fact, public BitTorrent trackers put it at 175,000 pirated downloads to be exact.
If it's not enough to watch The Princess Bride over and over again, you can now live inside a pirate fantasy right in your bedroom. This insane pirate bedroom set — which is, for some reason, being marketed to kids — includes everything from pirate curtains and clothes hamper, to bedsheets and rugs. Basically you can…
The pirates of Somalia are getting even more bold and heavily-armed than ever. Earlier this week, twelve pirates were arrested after they attacked a merchant vessel with rocket propelled grenades. If contemporary piracy is going to emulate historical piracy, you can bet that today's pirates will be tomorrow's…
A team of scientists have finally bothered to do a study, crunch the numbers, and come to the same conclusion as everyone else - blocking pirate sites does nothing to stop piracy.