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Report: League of Legends hacker made $1,000 a day

If being a jerk on the Internet is a competition, Shane "Jason" Duffy might be in the champion's running. Police raided the 21-year-old's room regarding a League of Legends security incident in 2011, which Riot eventually addressed in 2012, and Duffy's online activity while on bail earned another...

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Portable N64 mod boasts internal memory, analog stick, real cartridges

Whether you harbor fond memories of the Nintendo 64 or despise its baffling controller and chunky, untextured polygons, one thing everyone can agree on is that the system was not very portable. At least, until a hacker calling his or herself "Bungle" got a hold of the machine. According to a...

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Cheaters prosper in Double Fine's puzzler Hack 'n' Slash

Double Fine has announced a new hacking-themed puzzle game called Hack 'n' Slash, due in the first half of 2014 for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam. Hack 'N' Slash started out as an idea during Amnesia Fortnight, Double Fine's internal game jam, and was then chosen by the public to become a...

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Hacker cracks indie's PayPal account, orders PS4s with crowdfunded cash

With three days left in the Secrets of Rætikon Indiegogo campaign, developer Broken Rules discovered its PayPal account had been hacked and someone had spent $2,500, in part to order three PS4 consoles, studio co-founder Martin Pichlmair told Joystiq. Broken Rules contacted PayPal and put...

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How GeoHot went from winning science fairs to instigating the hacker war

Hackers built the Internet. Throughout the 1970s and '80s hackers altered the Internet from a strictly business communications system for the defense department and librarians into a robust online community for anyone with a computer to use as they pleased. The Internet and computer technology is...

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The Envision: A portable Gamecube sans disc drive

One of the main problems faced by hackers and modders creating portable versions of home consoles is, well, portability. Making something you can hold in your hands isn't exactly an easy task, but creating something that also fits in your messenger bag is a tall order, especially when hacking...

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Valve: Steam user database hacked, no evidence of personal info taken

In a message sent to all Steam users by Valve's Gabe Newell, it was revealed that the vandalizing of the Steam forums, which occurred on November 6, was followed by an intrusion on "a Steam database." The hacked database included usernames, "hashed and salted" passwords, transcripts of game...

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PSA: Bethesda reports possible security breach, changed your password

Hackers may have infiltrated the Bethesda forum database Friday morning, causing Bethesda to reset all user passwords. Forum user passwords were encrypted and Bethesda has not confirmed any information was taken, but is taking this precaution regardless. If you have an account on the forums,...

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Microsoft treats kid hacker with kid gloves in wake of PSN debacle

Soon after Sony's aggressive pursuit of hacker George Hotz -- and potentially in an act of retaliation -- other hackers shut the whole PlayStation Network down and made off with millions of users' data. Microsoft seems to have learned a valuable lesson from that ("don't incite hackers")....

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Geohot: War on hackers, lack of security experts caused PSN debacle

With all the recent hubbub concerning the PSN outage and security breach, the plight of legally beleaguered PS3 jailbreaker George "Geohot" Hotz may have slipped from your periphery. However, the notorious hacker recently posted in his personal blog about the incident, explaining he had nothing...

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