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Hackers turn on Kim Dotcom and his new Mega portal

Kim Dotcom’s return to online file-sharing may prove to be an even rougher ride than he expected. A group of hackers have taken control of Dotcom’s new domain, Me.ga, telling TorrentFreak that: Kim Dotcom is not better nor worse than Universal. He himself is an industry, only here to pollute.” …

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Hackers attack Square Enix Merchandise Store

Square Enix has blocked access to its Official Merchandise store following a suspected hacker attack. The publisher says that its European customer details were not compromised – in fact it has not yet found evidence of any customer details being compromised. We have reason to believe that unknown parties have …

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Ubisoft officially scraps always-on PC DRM

In what can only be described as a victory for consumers, Ubisoft has scrapped its controversial always-on DRM for PC games. It marks the end of a long and painful saga for the company although some observers will be disappointed that Ubisoft does not concede that aggressive DRM is an …

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Hackers obtain 12m Apple UDIDs from FBI laptop

AntiSec, one of the many internet hacking communities, has claimed that it has obtained the UDIDs and user details of 12m Apple users. UDID stands for ‘unique device identifier’ and is a 40-character code often used for app tracking and authentication purposes. DailyTech reports that the group obtained an FBI-owned …

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Ubisoft fixes uPlay DRM issue

Publisher Ubisoft claims it has resolved the loophole in its PC DRM that should prevent hackers from accessing uPlay users’ computers. The new patch can be downloaded from uPlay’s website or through the uPlay application. The fix comes in response to issues that arose yesterday, when it was reported that …

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UPDATED: Ubisoft DRM loophole allows remote hackers to access PCs

A potentially very serious issue with the PC DRM employed by Ubisoft seems to have left many gamers susceptible to hackers. Rock Paper Shotgun reports that a problem with the Uplay/DRM infrastructure of a number of Ubisoft titles that allows websites to plant potentially malicious code onto the PCs of …

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Apple offers iOS hack fix to devs

Developers are now able to update their apps to prevent users exploiting the iOS loophole that granted users free access to in-app-purchases. The Guardian reports that Apple has approached developers with news of the fix that has to be implemented via an app update. Furthermore, once updated an app will …

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Sony hackers plead guilty

Two men accused of launching DDOS attacks on a number of corporate entities have pleased guilty at a British court. 19-year-old Ryan Cleary and 18-year-old Jake Davis admitted to being members of hacking group Lulzsec and, amongst other deeds, taking down Sony’s website. Cleary was first arrested last year but …

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George Hotz met with Sony engineers

In an extensive feature on the infamous George Geohot” Hotz in The New Yorker, the renowned PS3 hacker has said that he has recently met with Sony engineers to discuss PS3 security. What’s interesting about Geohotz is his ideology – he’s not a freedom crusader, he’s not looking to bring …

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iPad 3 already jailbroken by hackers

Apple’s brand new iPad 3 has been jailbroken by the Apple hacking community just hours after its release. ZDNet reports that no less than three separate jailbreaking methods are now publically available, with custom code already up and running on iOS 5.1. Once ‘jailbroken’, an Apple device is able to …

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