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Crysis creators Crytek homepages hacked, users asked to change logins

Crysis creators Crytek homepages hacked, users asked to change logins

The development team behind the Crysis game family Crytek have suffered what appears to be a malicious attack - or at least "suspicious activity" - in the servers of several of their hero title websites. The developers from Crytek have taken down Crytek.com, Mycryengine.com, Crydev.net, and MyCrysis.com, making sure to mention that GFACE.com, Crysis.com, and Warface.com have been unaffected.

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Tor browser malware appears loaded by FBI to identify users

Tor browser malware appears loaded by FBI to identify users

This week the folks out there looking to be entirely anonymous (not to be mistaken for the Anonymous hacker collective) have been greeted by a message through the Tor web browser. Tor is a fork of Firefox - based in Firefox's code, recreated as a web browser here to allow entirely anonymous web browsing. According to reports, the malware in question exploits a bug present in Firefox 17 ESR, the same build on which Tor is based, allowing - through "Freedom Hosting" webpages specifically - a payload to be delivered which ultimately sends the location of the user to a 3rd party.

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Chinese hackers fall for decoy water plant, inadvertently confirm motives

Chinese hackers fall for decoy water plant, inadvertently confirm motives

The Chinese hacking collective known as APT1 has long been suspected of working with China's army, and as such has garnered its fair share of attention from the powers-that-be. Back in February, the hackers inadvertently revealed the extent of their intentions, doing so by falling for a "honeypot" - one of several decoy water plants. Though their methods were said to be low in sophistication, one Trend Micro researcher says there was no doubting their intentions.

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iOS 7 features notification to guard against charging station hack vulnerability

iOS 7 features notification to guard against charging station hack vulnerability

At the Black Hat event taking place in Las Vegas, three individuals showed off a security issue that leaves iPhones and iPads open to hacks when connected to a fake charging station, something they reportedly informed Apple of earlier in 2013. An Apple spokesperson publicly thanked the researchers today in a statement to Reuters, and a fix has been included in the newest iOS 7 beta release.

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Credit card skimmers now more sophisticated than ever

Credit card skimmers now more sophisticated than ever

Credit and debit card skimmers are nothing new -- they've been around for quite a while, but they're getting better and better, to the point where it takes a few months until someone figures out that a skimmer was implanted on an ATM or gas pump. Today's skimmers are more sophisticated than ever, and the attention to detail that hackers provide is pretty impressive.

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HTC One’s MoDaCo.SWITCH coming to Galaxy S 4 as well: change-up!

HTC One’s MoDaCo.SWITCH coming to Galaxy S 4 as well: change-up!

The original HTC One works with HTC's own "Sense" user interface, while the Google Play edition works with Googles' - MoDaCo.SWITCH allows you to choose which of the two you like better at any given time. This system is a hack, at heart, requiring that you root your device before you allow yourself the freedom to choose either the HTC Sense or Android Jelly Bean Vanilla iteration at the tap of a button (and a few seconds' wait). What you get, though, is a completely unique set of controls.

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