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Syrian Electronic Army hacks President Obama’s websites, social media

Syrian Electronic Army hacks President Obama’s websites, social media

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked US President Barack Obama's nonprofit website Organizing for Action last night, sending reverberations throughout the President's social media presence. The SEA proceeded to hack into the President's campaign website as well as OFA's custom URL shortener. It then began posting pro-SEA URL redirects to the President's Twitter and Facebook accounts, among other politically motivated mischief. As of this afternoon, most of the fallout has been cleaned up.

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GTA V PC Torrent strikes unlucky thieves in the wild

GTA V PC Torrent strikes unlucky thieves in the wild

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 is currently in production. There is no final version out in the wild, nor is there a way for you to download this game for the PC in any way at all - it simply does not exist. That fact hasn't stopped a seemingly large amount of unknowledgeable thieves in the wild, though, as several GTA:V torrents have appeared with big downloads: one in particular bringing on some real dangerous heat.

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Google Project Shield protects “free expression” sites hit by DDoS

Google Project Shield protects “free expression” sites hit by DDoS

Before you ask: this Google's Project Shield has nothing to do with NVIDIA SHIELD, the two being completely different elements - the Google iteration is all about protecting sites that'd otherwise have little to no protection. Google Project Shield makes with the barrier around a website to stop DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks to keep sites active. This project has been used to keep up all manner of sites that - before this project - had been taken down by the likes of governments and unfriendly hacker groups.

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Watch Dogs gameplay details spilled

Watch Dogs gameplay details spilled

This week we've had the opportunity to have a peek at some Watch Dogs gameplay action never before seen by the public, courtesy of Ubisoft and NVIDIA, the latter group holding a gaming event this week in Montreal. As this work has not been finalized, we've not been allowed to film it - but we can talk about it. Here you'll find the likes of an incredibly immersive gameplay system, the likes of which certainly appear to live up to the expectations set by Ubisoft laid down in the months leading up to this point in time.

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Paranoid Android 0-Day GAPPS bring ROMs to “legal gray area”

Paranoid Android 0-Day GAPPS bring ROMs to “legal gray area”

Android as an operating system is a wide open environment ripe for modification by the likes of developers from all angles, including those from the group Paranoid Android. These folks have announced this week a release of a bit of code that'll allow 3rd party software makers to take advantage of the newest Google Android apps on the market, even for those Android builds not approved by Google. In effect, this is a setup Google would not approve of in and of itself as their whole profit model (for Android) is built around approving Android-toting devices for use with the Google Play app and media store.

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Government charges 13 alleged Anonymous members

Government charges 13 alleged Anonymous members

The United States government has filed charges against thirteen members of the hacking collective Anonymous, according to Reuters. The alleged members of the group were hit with a grand jury indictment today on charges of various hackery said to have taken place as part of Operation Payback. The indictment took place in a U.S. District Court in Virginia.

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2.9 million Adobe customer IDs involved in hacker attack

2.9 million Adobe customer IDs involved in hacker attack

There's been a bit of a security breach over at Adobe this week, with the company letting it be known that a cool 2.9 million Adobe IDs may have been involved in the incident. Adobe is taking action this afternoon with a series of precautions due to the serious nature of the incident, including resetting passwords for millions of users as well as notifying those customers whose accounts were affected. Incidents range from simple account access all the way up to encrypted credit card numbers and expiration dates.

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Government officials say Iran hacked unclassified Navy computer network

Government officials say Iran hacked unclassified Navy computer network

Some unnamed United States government officials have revealed Iranian hackers infiltrated an unclassified Navy computer system over recent weeks, gaining access to the system used for email and an internal intranet. While the Pentagon has not commented on the information, the officials state that it isn't believed the hackers managed to acquire any information "of significant value".

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iOS 7 officially replaces iOS 6: Apple ends signing old OS

iOS 7 officially replaces iOS 6: Apple ends signing old OS

If you'd planned on downgrading from iOS 7 to iOS 6 on your iPhone or iPad this week using the official restore method from Apple, you'll be out of luck starting this week. This is because as of the start of this week, Apple has stopped "signing" old versions of restore points for the operating system. From this point forward it'll be hacking that users have to do if they want to downgrade from iOS 7 as Apple looks firmly toward the future.

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OPPO N1 official: CyanogenMod, rotating camera, backside touchpad aboard

OPPO N1 official: CyanogenMod, rotating camera, backside touchpad aboard

Today the folks at OPPO have revealed their next-generation smartphone "N1" with a unique take on Android called "Color" and a set of new enhancements straight from the crew at CyanogenMod. This device was also introduced with a rather unique camera setup - it rotates! - and a backside touchpad so you can enjoy the entirety of your display while you scroll or otherwise interact with its content. This device will not be available inside the USA initially, but given the quick growth of this burgeoning company - you never know!

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