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Hacker blows open Apple’s IAP system; Free content with no jailbreak

It’s the thing of nightmares for Apple. A Russian hacker named Alexey Borodin has over the weekend revealed details of a method that allows iPhone and iPad owners to obtain in-app goods for free. It works by using a specifically crafted server hosted by the Russian. A change to an …

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PlayStation Vita piracy scare

Sony has removed PlayStation Vita compatible PSP game Everybody’s Tennis from the PSN Store after reports that it had allowed pirates to crack the new handheld. The Sixth Axis reckons that Sony previously removed MotorStorm Arctic Edge from its download portal for exactly the same reason. Members of the PlayStation …

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Sony: Cold War can help us fight PSN hackers

Sony’s security boss and former US military man Brett Wahlin says protecting PSN is similar to the Cold War. The platform holder’s chief security officer was appointed last year following the PSN hack that brought down the PS3 online service and saw millions of users’ personal data unlawfully accessed. Wahlin …

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Valve admits extent of Steam hack

Valve’s Gabe Newell sent out a notification today warning patrons of the company’s digital distribution service Steam that hackers may have obtained a copy of a file containing payment transaction details dated 2004-2008. "This backup file contained user names, email addresses, encrypted billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. It …

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Xbox Live has not been hacked. Oh, and Xbox Live has not been hacked

We think that’s the message Microsoft is trying to send in releasing an extensive statement that effectively reiterates what it has said many times before – Xbox Live has not, in fact, been hacked. Why is it having to repeat its stance? Because voices remain which insist that out there, …

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Hacker defaces EA forums

EA was forced to shut down its forums yesterday due to a hacker attack. The intruder defaced” the forum’s front page, though it is not believed that any personal data was accessed or lost. EA thinks it has identified and repaired the vulnerability that permitted the actions and the forums …

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Megaupload shut by US piracy officials

The digital world may be riding high following the high-profile global protests against SOPA and PIPA, but in the real world authorities have just claimed one of the largest piracy scalps. Late last night the US government shut down Megaupload, a site that allows users to host large files and …

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Sony discusses the ‘irony’ of PSN hack

The president and CEO of SCE Andrew House has labelled last year’s high-profile hack on the PlayStation Network as ironic”. The statement comes as much of the internet – including most famously Wikipedia – have ceased operations for a day in protest at the proposed US legislation SOPA that is …

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GAME hacked

UPDATE: No we haven’t, says retail giant. Reports have suggested that leading UK specialist retailer GAME has had its online security breached in the latest attack by hackers. Customer information, including email addresses and passwords (stored as plain text) were obtained from the company’s website and posted on the internet, …

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Now Microsoft denies Xbox.com security loophole

For the second time this year Microsoft has been forced to issue a statement insisting that Xbox Live is safe. The claims relate to allegations from US gamer Jason Coutee that a workaround exists that allows people to obtain a user ID confirmation from Xbox Live and then an unlimited …

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