Items tagged with Hack

These numbers speak for themselves: "Over a period of two years, the hackers, still unknown, were able to download 45.7 million credit card numbers, with estimates in the Wall Street Journal article suggesting it might reach 200 million, spanning a period of more than four years. Clearly this is a big deal. Whether we shopped at these stores or not, we are all paying for this credit theft. Banks are having to reissue credit cards (this costs the banks), and investigators in eight countries are pursuing the use of these numbers (this diminishes the law enforcement available to fight other cybercrimes)." 45.7 MILLION.  That's simply mind-boggling.   What's even more boggling is the fact that... Read more...
AMD got a little buzz last week when they talked about the bigtime capabilities of their next-generation  processors, code-named Barcelona, due out later this year. As usual, Intel doesn't hesitate to ramp up the pressure on their competitor, and is planning huge price cuts on their  existing versions of  quad-core  processors for desktops and servers. According to DailyTech, the price cuts will kick in on July 22nd. The first part of the price cuts will center on Intel's quad-core desktop processors. The Q6600, which Intel launched in February, currently sells for $530 in quantities of 1000. When the product was originally launched, it was priced at $851 in quantities of 1000. The... Read more...
Intel  announced price cuts, as much as 40%, on  both its desktop and server processors.  Rival chipmaker AMD announced a 611 million dollar loss for the first quarter already. Someone please take AMD's belt and shoelaces away for the rest of the week. For the desktop market, the Core 2 Quad Q6600 has fallen in price to US$530 while CPUs in the Core 2 Duo E6X00-series have been cut by up to 40%. Intel also introduced two new processors, the E6420 and E6320, which share equivalent features to the similarly numbered E6400 and E6300 CPUs but have an increased L2 cache of 4MB. Entire list after the jump. What  do you think? Do you like the idea of AMD challenging Intel enough... Read more...
There is some debate as to whether or not hacker MaddoxX actually managed to hack Valve's STEAM, but DailyTech is reporting the following: According to a posting made on an anti-STEAM website, MaddoxX has bypassed Valve's security system and accessed a significant chunk of data, including:     •    Screenshots of internal Valve web pages     •    A portion of Valve's Cafe directory     •    Error logs     •    Credit card information of customers     •    Financial information on Valve Valve's director of marketing, Doug Lombardi, denies that STEAM itself was hacked, and that the target was solely its Cyber Café billing system.  Either way, we suggest watching your bank statements closely... Read more...
It has only been a few days since the first shipments left the factory and there are already a number of hacks for the Apple TV device, from swapping out the hard drive to installing unsupported codecs. The game at Gizmodo have compiled a list of what they think are the top 5 hacks for Apple TV, complete with a video and explanations. "On the fence as to whether or not you should buy an Apple TV for your living room? Feeling a little constrained by the device's restrictions? From upping your unit's hard drive to getting it to run unsupported video codecs, these hacks will make your $299 purchase worth the splurge."... Read more...
Profits up. Great. Sales skyrocketing. Terrific. Potential for huge international growth continues. That sounds good too. Customer ease of use growing. That sounds wonderful. Too bad we're talking about cybercrime: At the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco last week, RSA president Art Coviello told the audience that the market for stolen identities has reached $1 billion, according to IDC research, and that malware has risen by a factor of 10 in the last five years, according to the Yankee Group. "The fundamental issue is that we have a law enforcement model that's geographically based, but there's no geography on the Internet," says... Read more...
We made that up. It's not a real award. But the RIAA has a webpage, written as if they were addressing Special Olympians, that explains how marvelous, hardworking and underpaid rock stars and record company executives are, and explains that the real price you  should be paying for a Celine Dion CD is $33.86 -- and I can't believe there is a webmaster skilled enough to keep this thing on the internet. In a USA Today article entitled, "Spending a Fortune for Fun: The cost of entertainment is rising along with our willingness to pay it ," the reporter observes, "though some factions of the industry see price resistance -- CD prices are relatively low and home videos rentals are... Read more...
Now this is my kind of stuff. Earlier in the week we reported on Apple's new ads attacking Vista and the PC in general. It's Microsoft's turn to throw a few stones, and the company's leader himself has some things to say about Apple's assertions... Are you bugged by the Apple commercial where John Hodgman is the PC, and he has to undergo surgery to get Vista? I've never seen it. I don't think the over 90 percent of the [population] who use Windows PCs think of themselves as dullards, or the kind of klutzes that somebody is trying to say they are. How about the implication that you need surgery to upgrade? Well, certainly we've done a better job letting you upgrade... Read more...
It seemed that almost every day last year we heard of yet another new attack of security vulnerability in an operating system or popular application.  Much of this news came by way of white hat hackers who found and explained how to prevent attacks.  And eWeek explain who they think are the five most noteworthy hackers of last year in terms of discoveries and disclosures. "In the security year that was 2006, zero-day attacks and exploits dominated the headlines. However, the year will be best remembered for the work of members of the hacking - er, security research - community who discovered and disclosed serious vulnerabilities in the technologies we take for granted, forced software... Read more...
A PS3 or an X-Box 360 is a great big powerful thing. But it's Nintendo's inexpensive Wii that seems to be capturing people's imaginations. Its simple, intuitive controller has already spawned all kinds of little hacks. But some of the more interesting uses of the controller aren't part of Nintendo's official game library. Within weeks of Wii's November launch, videos were making the rounds on YouTube showing the controller used to move a PC's mouse cursor, play Half-Life 2 and even control a music synthesizer and drum machine. Hackers quickly discovered that the controller was using standard Bluetooth signals for its wireless... Read more...
AT&T is the latest telecommunications company to be hacked, as it announced on Tuesday that information for up to 19,000 customers has been compromised. The stored information was in relation to those who purchased equipment for their DSL connection through AT&T's online store. In an attempt to keep customers happy, AT&T will pay for credit card monitoring services for those customers who may be at risk. "The break-in occurred over the weekend and was discovered within hours, after which the online store was shut down, AT&T said. The telecommunications company quickly notified credit card companies and is in the process... Read more...
With Microsoft's emphases on security for their upcoming OS Windows Vista, they've decided to turn to the same people they're trying to combat. While Microsoft isn't about to let just anyone pick apart their OS, they have given early versions of Vista to around 3,000 security professionals. CNN's new article explains the benefits of this approach, and also details Microsoft's new way of thinking on how a program should be built. "They're going directly to the bear in the bear's lair," says Jon Callas, the chief technology officer at PGP Corp., which makes encryption software and other security products. "They are... Read more...
Brian Krebs of the Washington Post reports that, over the past week, MySpace and other websites ran a banner advertisement that infected over a million users with spyware using a Windows security flaw. The banner ad was designed to take advantage of a serious security weakness in the way Windows renders Windows Metafile (WMF) images. The flaw was originally patched by Microsoft in January. Unpatched Internet Explorer users who visited the websites that displayed the malicious banners would become infected by a Trojan horse. The Trojan would then download and install spyware that tracks the infected machine's web usage and displays pop-up ads. Thanks to the nature... Read more...
Rumors are up and about over the supposed theft of the source code for Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London. Bill Roper of Flagship studios hasn't confirmed that anything theft has happened, but sources say that a lone chinese hacker lifted the code, and may be attempting to sell the code. "For those of you who don't know, Hellgate: London is the first project by ex-Blizzard developer Bill Roper and his new studio, the game has been at the last two E3's and looks to be shaping up very nicely. The release date is currently "when it's done" and there is no indication that any potential code theft would impact the game's development." This isn't the first time a company has faced this... Read more...
Hey folks, it's hard to believe that the new year is upon us.  2004 has flown by in my opinion, with a lot of changes in my life occurring.  I hope 2005 will be a good one, with a few goals set, it could be.  I'm not big on the whole "resolution" thing, but there is that sense of a clean slate, starting fresh.  I have to say, I always get a bit of a chuckle this time of year when you suddenly start seeing more joggers than usual on the road.  I guess getting in shape is the most popular resolution out there.  Well, I'm running a little slow today, woke up with no coffee in the house.  So let's get the news going so I can go get my java! DFI LANParty... Read more...
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