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New Nintendo Switch batch reportedly patched against exploit

New Nintendo Switch batch reportedly patched against exploit

The Nintendo Switch is one of recent times’ most interesting gaming consoles and it isn’t only gamers that are loving it. Its tightly locked system has challenged hackers and modders to find exploits that will let them break into the system. One such vulnerability named Fusée Gelée was supposedly impossible to patch on existing Switch systems. However, reports now claim that a fresh new batch of Switch consoles are invulnerable to it without actually changing anything in the hardware.

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Gentoo’s GitHub was hacked: What you need to know

Gentoo’s GitHub was hacked: What you need to know

Popular Linux distribution Gentoo has been hacked, with the company warning that its GitHub repository should be "considered compromised." Unknown hackers took control of the GitHub account earlier this week, on June 28, and modified both pages and the OS data there.

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iPhone brute force passcode hack discovered, Apple says “nope”

iPhone brute force passcode hack discovered, Apple says “nope”

Apple’s hard stance on protecting its customers’ privacy through security and encryption is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it paints a reassuring picture for users. But on the other hand, it practically challenges hackers, state-sponsored or otherwise, to break through. As such, Apple’s device, particularly iPhones, have become a prime target of hacking attempts. One security researcher initially claimed he found a way to brute force passcode guessing despite iOS’ hard limits. It turns out, however, that it might not be the case after all.

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Ticketfly shuts down temporarily after hacker infiltrates site

Ticketfly shuts down temporarily after hacker infiltrates site

Ticketfly, a ticket distribution service, has temporarily shut down after discovering a "cyber incident," the company has revealed. Any attempts to access the Ticketfly website result in a message advising visitors of the event; the rest of the service is unavailable. The hacker had replaced the website's with a new picture and a warning.

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VW and Audi cars have infotainment systems vulnerable to remote hacking

VW and Audi cars have infotainment systems vulnerable to remote hacking

A cybersecurity firm called Computest has found that the infotainment systems inside some Audi and VW cars is vulnerable to remote hacking. The researchers who discovered the issue are Daan Keuper and Thijs Alkemade. The researchers say that they have confirmed these exploits using a VW Golf GTE and an Audi A3 Sportback e-tron model.

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Nintendo Switch hack: What you need to know

Nintendo Switch hack: What you need to know

It's only Tuesday and it's already been a big week for Nintendo Switch owners, or at least those who would like to hack their console and open the door to homebrew software. Hacking the Switch is a pastime that's still in its infancy, but two different groups have come forward with new vulnerabilities that open the floodgates, so to speak. Most interesting of all, these aren't exploits that Nintendo can patch, and every Switch that's currently out in the wild is vulnerable to them.

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Nintendo Switch Fusée Gelée exploit can’t be fixed with a patch

Nintendo Switch Fusée Gelée exploit can’t be fixed with a patch

The Nintendo Switch is an impressive device so it isn't surprising to know that there are people who want to get the most out of the hardware, even when it goes against Nintendo's intentions for it. Hackers and modders have, time and again, tried to look for exploits to gain access to and take control of the Switch's system, only to be foiled by the next firmware update. Hope springs eternal, however, now that hacker Katherine Temkin and the team at ReSwitched revealed an exploit that cannot be closed by any and all firmware updates.

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Panerabread.com kept leaking customer data 8 months after warning

Panerabread.com kept leaking customer data 8 months after warning

It’s one thing to have veteran hackers break into your website and database to pilfer sensitive customer data. It’s quite another thing, however, to make it too easy for even the most novice of such security criminals to access said data. That, however, seems to be what Panera Bread has practically been accused of doing with its website leaking out customer information to anyone willing to try and take it. To make matters worse, the company apparently took no action 8 months after it was informed. That is until the news broke out to media.

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Under Armour MyFitnessPal hack: 5 things to know

Under Armour MyFitnessPal hack: 5 things to know

It's the data security news you never want to hear: 150 million MyFitnessPal user accounts have been hacked, Under Armour says, a huge breach of the health-tracking service. Earlier this year, somebody broke into the company's systems and yanked out usernames, email addresses, and more. Here are the answers to the five big questions you probably have, and what you should do next if you think you're affected by the MyFitnessPal breach.

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Equifax admits 2.4m MORE data breach victims found

Equifax admits 2.4m MORE data breach victims found

2.4 million more US consumers were affected by the huge Equifax leak last year than previously known, the company has admitted today. The revelation comes after several months of forensic data investigation as Equifax attempted to identity exactly who had been impacted and what of their personal data had been stolen. It's on top of more than 145m people impacted by the data breach that Equifax admitted last year.

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Nintendo Switch running Linux will get homebrewers excited

Nintendo Switch running Linux will get homebrewers excited

Even though the Switch is still a relatively new console (it isn't even a full year old yet), modders and hackers have been hard at work trying to bend it to their will. Modding communities always pop up around new consoles, but it's particularly exciting with the Switch because of its portable nature. Those modders have made some progress with the Switch in the time since launch, but today we're seeing the most impressive development yet.

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Nintendo Switch now runs a Linux graphical desktop

Nintendo Switch now runs a Linux graphical desktop

The Nintendo Switch has easily become the darling of gamers and, unsurprisingly, a few modders seeking to push the handheld gaming console to the limits. And, no, were not just talking about homebrew game development. A little over a week ago, hacker fail0verflow demonstrated booting up Linux on the Switch, albeit with just an image of a bootup screen. Now to address doubts and maybe even stir up more speculation, fail0verflow releases a short video clip of the Switch running a more conventional and fully graphical Linux desktop setup.

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