It’s hard being a hacker’s darling. Pastebin is a dox dumping site – as well as a useful tool for programmers and writers who want to share a piece of text or store it for later – and it is facing what could be a termed a problem of popularity. Because groups like Anonymous have used the service to dump sensitive information, the company has been banned in Turkey and Pakistan and, more important… → Read More
Everyone’s favorite way to share thousands of pages of sensitive information (and dump PHP code that you might use later) has upgraded to what it’s calling version 3.1. This new version, in addition to some cosmetic changes, includes one major upgrade: private pastes.
The system currently supports public and “unlisted” pastes – two types excellent for anonymous sharing – but the private pastes… → Read More
It took 8 years for Pastebin.com (which, for the unassociated, is sort of like the Internet’s clipboard. Anyone can paste in a big ol’ wall of text and share it with anyone else, often anonymously) to reach 1 million “active” (read: not spam or expired) pastes. In the year and a half since, it’s spiked all the way up to 10 million.
Interestingly enough, Pastebin’s original owner chose to sell… → Read More
Pastebin, everyone’s favorite bin in which to paste, just surpassed 8 million active pastes. The service, started in 2002, has held far more than that number over the past decade or so, but this a new record for simultaneous, active pastes for the site.
The admins state that “this number includes private pastes which are hidden from the public and search engines and that about 1/3th of all… → Read More