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Diablo 3 Auction House back online sans bug, exploiters punished

Diablo 3's Auction House is back online after Blizzard took it down earlier this week, following an update bug that allowed players to duplicate trillions in gold. Blizzard found the bug, exterminated it, and will now donate all proceeds generated from the exploit to Children's Miracle Network Hosp...

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Origin exploit uses hyperlinks to run malicious code remotely

Security research firm ReVuln has discovered a fairly simple way (in theory, at least) for unscrupulous folks and their hacking machines to execute malicious code on your computer, by way of EA's Origin platform. The exploit takes advantage of Origin's uniform resource identifier -- the protocol th...

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Borderlands 2 hack can 'sabotage' characters through Xbox Live, Gearbox warns [Update: patch incoming]

While PS3 and PC owners can sleep soundly at night knowing that their Borderlands 2 characters are safe from the nefarious plots of evil men, Xbox 360 owners are not afforded such a luxury. "Users have begun violating the Xbox Live Code of Conduct by using an external application to maliciously dis...

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Vita homebrew hack under way, won't allow users to pirate retail games

Homebrew developers without access to a PlayStation Vita development kit may have something to look forward to, as independent developer Yifan Lu has purportedly found an exploit that allows retail systems to run native, homebrewed Vita code. Lu is seeking other developers to help with the project,...

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Report: Ubisoft's UPlay service may have browser exploit on PC [update: Ubisoft responds]

Between delays and draconian DRM, Ubisoft doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to the PC versions of its products. We might have to add browser exploits to that list, if a post on Seclists.org is to be believed. According to a poster by the name of Tavis Ormandy, Ubisoft's UPlay...

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PSN website sign-ins disabled after users identify potential exploit [update]

Call it another "hiccup" in Sony's bumpy road to getting the PlayStation Network back up and running, securely: The company has disabled PSN sign-in access on its PlayStation-related websites for "essential maintenance" purposes. "Clarification: this maintenance doesn't affect PSN on consoles,...

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Sudoku DSiWare exploit enables homebrew on DSi [update: and it's gone!]

For just 200 DSi Points (that's $2), a whole world of digital sudoku can be yours -- plus DSi homebrew capabilities! The hacking troupe known as "Team Twiizers" has found a hole in EA's Sudoku DSiWare game -- exposed using a false save file -- through which homebrew games and applications can be ru...

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The best of WoW.com: December 22-29, 2009

There have been widespread reports of earthquakes happening around Azeroth, seemingly at random. People believe that these earthquake are the beginning of a very large world event that will usher in WoW's third expansion, Cataclysm. After a bit of digging, WoW.com speculates that they might be comi...

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Modern Warfare 2 update 1.06 fixes Javelin glitch, infinite care packages, geography exploits

If amazingly fast and explosive men have been the bane of your existence in Modern Warfare 2 as of late, then know that Activision's go-to guy, Robert "fourzerotwo" Bowling, has got the hot scoops on a patch in the works to address the despised Javelin glitch. Version 1.06 of the game will not only...

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Patch to fix Call of Duty 4 multiplayer exploit 'in the works'

There's good news and slightly-less-good news for the many fans of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's multiplayer. The good news comes from Infinity Ward community manager Robert "fourzerotwo" Bowling via his twitter feed: the developer is onto the recently discovered multiplayer exploits that unscr...

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