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Xbox hacker “bunnie” Huang makes book free in Aaron Swartz tribute

Xbox hacker “bunnie” Huang makes book free in Aaron Swartz tribute

Xbox hacker and EFF Pioneer Award winner Andrew "bunnie" Huang has waded into the Aaron Swartz controversy, making his ebook Hacking the Xbox free to highlight the important role tinkerers and explorers play. The book, which details Huang's exploits of the original Xbox console, and subsequent legal battle with Microsoft, was first published in 2003, and had a troubled release with the first publisher pulling out at the last minute over fears of courtroom reprisals.

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Google shows off hacked shoes at SXSW

Google shows off hacked shoes at SXSW

Google has shown off another one of its creative projects that, sadly, will not be making it to the market place. At SXSW, Google showed off its talking shoe. The modified shoe is part of a pair of Adidas high tops. It is customized with accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors, and a microphone attached to its tongue. This shoe could be your best friend or worst enemy when it comes to exercising.

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Samsung Galaxy S III security issue provides lock screen bypass

Samsung Galaxy S III security issue provides lock screen bypass

It all started when Terence Eden discovered a bug that allowed someone to briefly access the home screen on a Galaxy Note II. Following the method to take advantage of the bug, another individual named Sean McMillan discovered another method that allows complete access to the handset's home screen, and not just for the Galaxy Note II. He reportedly tested the method on three Galaxy S III handsets, and it worked on each of them.

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Evernote will implement two-factor authentication soon

Evernote will implement two-factor authentication soon

Evernote is planning on implementing two-factor authentication with its services soon in light of its recent security blunder. Evernote was hacked over the weekend and its users' emails, usernames, and passwords were all compromised. The company had to initiate a password reset on all accounts in order to protect its users information. While all of the accounts were compromised, Evernote says that there were no signs of personal notes or account details being accessed

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Galaxy Note II hack exposes homescreen

Galaxy Note II hack exposes homescreen

A security flaw allowing brief - but potentially dangerous - access to the Samsung Galaxy Note II's homescreen, even if the phablet has been locked, has been identified, again raising questions about the company's security policies. The not-quite-a-hack, identified by security researcher Terence Eden, requires nothing more than a few well-timed button presses, and potentially gives - brief - access to whatever apps, widgets, and direct-dial shortcuts are saved on the homescreen.

Evernote hacked: Emails, encrypted passwords stolen

Evernote hacked: Emails, encrypted passwords stolen

Cloud notetaking service Evernote has been hacked, the company has revealed today, with an unidentified attacker compromising servers and extracting usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. The attack has forced a mandatory password reset, meaning all users must change their password before they can log back into their account, but Evernote says there is no evidence of either notes being viewed by a third-party, or payment details of Evernote Premium or Business users being accessed.

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China accuses US of systematic hacking

China accuses US of systematic hacking

The Chinese government has accused the US of a torrent of hacking attempts, blaming hackers in the United States for nearly two-thirds of all cyber-terrorism made against the country. The Chinese Department of Defense and the Chinese military have together faced 144,000 hack attempts per month on average, the country's Ministry of Defense said today, with spokesperson Geng Yansheng citing US IP addresses as the telltale giveaway for who was responsible.

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Update Java warns Apple after Mac hack

Update Java warns Apple after Mac hack

Apple has pushed out a new Java update to address the malware loophole that saw hackers attempt to extract data from the company, stripping out the Apple-provided browser plugin in the process. The update, which follows Apple's confirmation that a "small number" of its systems had been compromised by an unknown hacking group, basically removes the Java applet plugin from all browsers on an OS X 10.7+ machine.

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