Not a week after Nokia X has been revealed as the company’s first Android smartphone, it’s been hacked. Intrepid developer KashaMalaga has made with the quick process of bypassing the device’s locked bootloader and rooting it to bring on stock Android. With the one-click APK known as FramaRoot, the Nokia X becomes the umpteen-thousandth Android device to have its chains broken, running now as simple an Android iteration as you like.
In a statement on the university's website today, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh revealed a security breach resulting in hundreds of thousands of compromised social security numbers, as well names, university IDs, and dates of birth. Calling it a "sophisticated computer security attack," Loh stated all relevant parties that have been issued a university ID since 1998 are at risk.
Wurm Online is an MMORPG that was recently brought to its knees by a DDoS attack after an update, causing it to go offline. The provider has posted several updates on its website and forums, and though optimistic claims had it pegged for being back online today, that didn't pan out. As a result of it all, Wurm is seeking justice.
This afternoon Kickstarter sent a message out to users detailing a hacker attack on their network. This network attack apparently had hackers given access to email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Most (or all) users have also received a message that suggests no further action is needed on their part - but you do need to be aware of what this all means.
Following federal agents seizing the first iteration of the online blackmarket Silk Road, the illicit store was reincarnated as the Silk Road 2. In recent times, a so-called "transaction malleability" Bitcoin protocol bug has lead to some exchanges putting the brakes on withdrawals, and that same bug has allegedly resulted in the Silk Road 2's Bitcoin reserve being swiped.
There's a modder out there by the name of MGX, a fellow who appears to have made it his life's work to modify the game NBA 2K13 and NBA 2K14 through the future. What he's done this week - and what's awakened us to his works that go well into the past - is to make a demo video of his NBA 2K14 video which has the Space Jam cast taking the court.
Snapchat has had a rough few months, what with the massive scraping of its users' information and such. The latest headache for the company comes in the form of a vulnerability to iPhone users in particular, which can allow someone to be targeted with a denial-of-service attack, temporarily disabling one's iPhone.
For the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, it would appear that Infinity Ward has had enough of the hacking nonsense that's been running rampant for weeks. To make certain the PC crowd understands what they'll be dealing with from this point forward, Infinity Ward has issued an announcement regarding 3rd party software. Any user found playing Call of Duty: Ghosts online with 3rd party software attached - cheating, that is - will be banned permanently.
The email systems at Yahoo have been hacked this week and Yahoo has issued a warning to the public on how to make due with the situation. Starting with a bit on what the company is doing to protect users potentially affected, Yahoo goes on to issue a short statement on what users can do to protect themselves in the near future.