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5-year-old breaks, improves Xbox Live security

A young boy from San Diego discovered a way to log into Xbox Live accounts without using the proper password, but instead of using this knowledge for evil, Kristoffer Von Hassel turned his exploit over to Microsoft. According to a report from local ABC affiliate KGTV, the 5-year-old Von Hassel d...

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'Possible' loss of user information in Crytek security breach

Crytek took down four of its websites due to "suspicious activity" over the weekend. According to a statement from Crytek, the security breach "may have resulted in some users' login data being compromised." "Although it is uncertain whether the incident led to the copying and decryption of emai...

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Crytek takes websites down for 'suspicious activity'

Crytek (Crysis, Ryse: Son of Rome) has temporarily shut down four of its sites due to "suspicious activity" and will require users to change their passwords once the sites are restored, an email sent to Crytek account holders stated today. The developer "acted quickly to take those websites off...

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Blizzard faces class action suit over account authenticators

Blizzard Entertainment is facing a class action lawsuit over the sale of its Battle.net authenticators, which are used to provide security for player account information for games such as World of Warcraft and Diablo 3. The suit, filed by the law firm Carney Williams Bates Pulliam & Bowman, PLL...

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EA and Origin plug up unintended game giveaway

EA hosted a survey this past weekend that, when finished, awarded a nice prize: A code to download one free game, under $20, on the company's digital distribution site Origin. Just a few things went wrong, however. It turns out the codes distributed weren't matched up to a specific Origin account; ...

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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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Microsoft: Xbox Live security strengthened, sneakily started with spring update

Despite Microsoft working to ensure the security of its Xbox Live network, the company has encouraged users to check their security information and update their passwords in a community blog post today. It's a cruel (virtual) world out there, folks. It's all part of new security measures that Micro...

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Diablo 3's real-money auction house requires an authenticator

Diablo 3's real-money auction house is set to go live tomorrow, and when it does, it will require players use an authenticator for an "added layer of account protection," Battle.net's Meozeldian wrote. The authenticator, which comes in a physical version for $6.50 or as a free mobile app, will be r...

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League of Legends EU accounts hacked, no billing info at risk

League of Legends accounts in certain European regions have been hacked, Riot Games notified players yesterday. The EU West and EU Nordic and East databases were breached, with hackers accessing email addresses, encrypted account passwords, summoner names, dates of birth and, for a small number of ...

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Report: UK retailer GAME's customer database breached

A customer database belonging to UK retailer GAME has been breached, as has one belonging to Australian website Catalyst-Gaming, MCV reports. A list of over 2000 customer usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords has been released. GAME denied that it's been hacked. "The published email ad...

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