Entries in 'security' (16)

Denuvo appears to have been cracked

Denuvo appears to have been cracked

PC gaming’s brief flirtation with watertight security may already be over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2016 at 11:25AM in News
Two-factor authentication coming to PlayStation Network

Two-factor authentication coming to PlayStation Network

Sony is soon going to be providing gamers with an extra layer of security for PSN accounts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 21st 2016 at 11:31AM in News
FBI hasn't told Apple how it cracked iOS

FBI hasn't told Apple how it cracked iOS

Concerns about Apple’s iOS security remain with the news that the tech giant still doesn’t know how US authorities successfully hacked into an iPhone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:32AM in News
Web developer sneaks game onto Steam without Valve's permission

Web developer sneaks game onto Steam without Valve's permission

An English web developer going by the name Ruby has successfully uploaded a game to Steam, without Valve’s permission, to illustrate a security loophole.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 10:05AM in News

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US government cracks iOS security without Apple's help

US government cracks iOS security without Apple's help

The US Department of Justice has said that it has successfully cracked the iPhone at the centre of the security dispute between Apple and the FBI.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 3:08PM in News
Bill Gates sides with FBI in Apple hack debate

Bill Gates sides with FBI in Apple hack debate

Former Microsoft boss Bill Gates has potentially isolated himself from his tech contemporaries by saying that Apple should abide by a government ruling forcing it to share encrypted data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2016 at 11:26AM in News
Google boss Pichai backs Apple in FBI security dispute

Google boss Pichai backs Apple in FBI security dispute

Apple boss Tim Cook has received the backing of Google CEO Sundar Pichai in his security row with the US government.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2016 at 3:29PM in News
White House and Trump round on Apple in iOS security row

White House and Trump round on Apple in iOS security row

Both officials speaking for the White House and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have lashed out at Apple over its refusal to comply with FBI security requests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2016 at 10:38AM in News

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Apple says no to FBI's iPhone security backdoor request

Apple says no to FBI's iPhone security backdoor request

iPhone manufacturer Apple has publicly stated that it will not abide by an FBI request to build in a way for authorities to bypass iOS security.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Steam suffered a major Christmas day security hiccup

Steam suffered a major Christmas day security hiccup

Valve’s powerhouse PC gaming platform Steam suffered a significant security breach on Christmas day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 10:54AM in News

Around 77,000 Steam accounts are stolen every month

Around 77,000 Steam accounts are stolen every month

Valve is launching a two-factor authentication Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator app to protect its users accounts against hackers. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 10th 2015 at 10:54AM in News
Mozilla's Firefox now blocks Flash by default

Mozilla's Firefox now blocks Flash by default

Firefox developer Mozilla has announced that the latest version of the browser will block Flash by default.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2015 at 11:42AM in News

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Steam axing OAuth authentication system has 
left games wide open to key reselling

Steam axing OAuth authentication system has left games wide open to key reselling

Steam’s decision to rescind its OAuth authentication system earlier this year is harming PC developers. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Twitch makes users reset passwords after two potential hacks

Twitch makes users reset passwords after two potential hacks

Streaming video giant Twitch is forcing users to change their passwords after what was described as “unauthorised access to some Twitch user account information”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 12:16PM in News
Sony refusing to refund PSN hack victim

Sony refusing to refund PSN hack victim

The protection offered to those whose PlayStation Network accounts have been hacked has been called into question following the plight of one PS4 owner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 9:39AM in News
'The malware threat to online games is growing'

'The malware threat to online games is growing'

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, reveals the latest tactics being adopted by cyber criminals in their attempts to steal from gamers

on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:52PM in News