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Ubisoft hack spawns Watch Dog promo conspiracy theories

Ubisoft hack spawns Watch Dog promo conspiracy theories

Yesterday, game publisher Ubisoft was hacked, leading to usernames and passwords on their ubi.com website being stolen. However, it seems that a lot of Ubisoft fans are wondering if it's a serious situation or just a publicity stunt for a marketing campaign for Ubisoft's upcoming game Watch Dogs, which is a game based on hacking into various computer systems.

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Ubisoft hacked with usernames and passwords stolen, financial info safe

Ubisoft hacked with usernames and passwords stolen, financial info safe

It's been a bit of awhile since we've heard about a large online service hack, but we should've knocked on wood when we had the chance. Ubisoft has confirmed that some of its "online systems" were hacked, with only usernames, email addresses, and passwords stolen. The game publisher says that financial information is safe, since that info isn't kept by Ubisoft.

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iOS 7 jailbreak claimed by infamous iOS hacker

iOS 7 jailbreak claimed by infamous iOS hacker

The second beta for iOS 7 was just released last week, but iOS hackers are undoubtedly working around the clock to jailbreak the new version of iOS, and it seems like it has been accomplished as one famous iOS hacker as posted a screenshot of what appears to be a jailbroken version of iOS 7, complete with a warning when launching the Activator plugin.

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iPhone vulnerable to hacking with malware-infested charger

iPhone vulnerable to hacking with malware-infested charger

You might think the only way malware could ever get onto your phone is if you installed an app or some piece of software that was infested with malicious code, but it turns out that modified wall chargers can be used to hack phones as well. Researchers say they've built a custom iPhone wall charger that can install malware when connected to a device.

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Raspberry Pi used to circumvent China’s internet firewall

Raspberry Pi used to circumvent China’s internet firewall

The Raspberry Pi has seen a lot of different uses, and it's one of the most popular DIY toys for electronic hobbyists. In a Reddit thread where users post about all of their different uses for the credit card-sized circuit board, one user in particular has an interesting use: circumventing China's internet firewall to get censor-less WiFi.

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AP Twitter account hacked with fake White House explosion claim

AP Twitter account hacked with fake White House explosion claim

The Associated Press's Twitter account was hacked today after a tweet was sent out from the account that read, "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured." The Associated Press responded shortly after saying that its Twitter account had been compromised, and now the account has been suspended, but it should be back up shortly after Twitter and the AP resolve the issue.

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Hacker demonstrates remote airplane hijacking using Android phone

Hacker demonstrates remote airplane hijacking using Android phone

The Hack in the Box security conference is taking place in Amsterdam this week, and one of the talks was fairly interesting. Hugo Teso, who is a security professional as well as a licensed pilot demonstrated how one could remotely hijack an airplane using nothing but an Android device as the tool.

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iOS 6.1.3 tethered jailbreak hits for older iOS devices

iOS 6.1.3 tethered jailbreak hits for older iOS devices

Apple officially released iOS 6.1.3 unto the public today, and we knew it would patch up the infamous Evasi0n jailbreak, meaning that if you update your iPhone 5 or other newer iOS device to iOS 6.1.3, you'll lose your jailbreak and won't be able to go back. However, another jailbreak method has been released, and it works on iOS 6.1.3 on older iOS devices.

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China calls for global “rules and cooperation” on hacking issues

China calls for global “rules and cooperation” on hacking issues

China has once again denied its involvement in a series of hacks that plagued various entities in the United States, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and several U.S. companies. The Chinese government believes that the allegations were based on groundless facts and that this is just some scheme to worsen China's reputation.

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Evasi0n jailbreak now running on over 14m devices

Evasi0n jailbreak now running on over 14m devices

Four days after the highly-anticipated iOS 6 jailbreak, 7 million iOS devices were running the hacked firmware. Now, exactly one month after the jailbreak's release, over 14 million iOS devices are running Evasi0n, with 23 million iDevices running all versions of a jailbreak, both past and present.

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Java zero-day exploit strikes again

Java zero-day exploit strikes again

The Java zero-day exploit has been making the rounds lately, hitting both Facebook and Apple just recently. However, it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. A newly discovered zero-day vulnerability in the most recent versions of Java 6 and Java 7 has been discovered, and it allows attackers to install malicious software on vulnerable PCs, specifically a new "McRat" trojan.

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Anonymous releases 14GB of data on the spying habits of Bank of America and more

Anonymous releases 14GB of data on the spying habits of Bank of America and more

Anonymous has released 14GB of data it acquired about Bank of America, Thomson Reuters, ClearForest, Bloomberg, and TEKSystems, an intelligence firm. It did this via a press release on the website Par-AnoIA, including a link to the hacked data and a rundown of the relevant details for those who don't have the time to look at 14 gigs of info. The data concerns the spying habits of Bank of America and other corporations, which are said to include a log of data on hundreds of thousands of employees and executives at various corporations around the world.

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