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Dark Souls 3 PC players in disarray over hacking claims

The PC version of Dark Souls 3 is on the brink of descending into disarray. First off, let’s recap the game’s struggles thus far: On launch a high number of players were experiencing crashes, typically when near a bonfire. This seemed to be fixable by turning lighting down to low, …

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‘Complete rewrite’ needed to fix The Division on PC

A multiplayer shooter development veteran has questioned whether Ubisoft can ever fix the PC version of The Division without completely rewriting the game. The game has been getting lots of press in recent weeks over the growing plague of cheaters and exploits. Now former Sony, Respawn, Irrational and Pandemic dev …

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From Software is investigating alleged unfair Dark Souls 3 bans

A number of players claim to have been wrongly banned from the online component of Dark Souls 3. From Software has since the days of the original Dark Souls struggled with policing the series’ community. Historically players who are deemed to have cheated in any way are pooled off into …

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Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Blizzard DDoS attack

Blizzard has suffered an attack on its servers that halted access to many of its games. Hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed credit for the attacks on social media, pre-empting the downtime with a Get Ready” message. It has also warned that further attacks are on the way, although Blizzard’s …

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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. The New York Times reports that FBI has confirmed that while it has been in discussions with Apple since it successfully broke the encryption of the …

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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. Cook earlier this week said he would not abide by FBI orders to create what he sees as a security backdoor to iOS that allow authorities to access a …

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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. Apple boss Tim Cook yesterday said in an open letter that authorities had asked him to create a new version of iOS that …

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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. Boss Tim Cook has revealed that the FBI wants Apple to engineer a new version of its iOS operating system that includes a method …

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Daily Mail keen to portray TalkTalk hacker as ‘violent games addict’

There are many things to note about the 15-year-old who was yesterday arrested and subsequently bailed for the TalkTalk security breach. For instance, he is an ADHD sufferer and struggles with learning disabilities and other non-specified behavioural problems. There’s also the question of how much responsibility his parent should be …

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