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Splatoon 2 Player Hacks Game To Show Nintendo How Easy It Is

Last week, Splatoon 2 players noticed something strange about the leaderboard for competitive play. The top four names on the list spelled out “Please add anti cheat,” courtesy of a hacker with a simple request. This hacker later told players that this wasn’t just a joke. He wanted to send a message to Nintendo about…Read […]

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Top PUBG Streamer Finds A Hacker, Has A Hell Of A Time

Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, a popular PUBG Twitch streamer known for his skilled play and quick reflexes, recently played alongside a hacker. When fans noticed the hacker on Shroud’s stream and shared clips on social media, it sparked debate over what to do about top players fraternizing with cheaters.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Fight Between Switch Hackers And Nintendo Is Ramping Up

People love their Switches. Some people love them so much they want to break them open and make them do things they’re not supposed to. That means Nintendo has to respond. The back-and-forth between Nintendo and hackers reached fever pitch this week.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What to Do When You Get Locked Out of Your Social Media Accounts

There you are just wanting to get on with some casual Facebooking but all of a sudden you can’t get into your account—and what you thought were your username and password aren’t working any longer. If you find yourself locked out of one of your social media accounts, take a deep breath, and follow these […]

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Infamous Hacker Already Wreaking Havoc In Dark Souls Remastered

An unfortunate reality of the Dark Souls PVP experience is running into hackers. Sometimes this means fighting foes with infinite health; in other case it means invisible, backstabbing bastards. Hackers have plagued Dark Souls from the start of the series, and they’re already up to no good in Dark Souls Remastered.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Nintendo Hacker Is Trying To Make A Virtual Console For His Switch

Nintendo might not have plans to bring Virtual Console to Switch, but that doesn’t mean somebody else won’t. In light of new details about how Nintendo Switch Online will work and the company’s plans to bring NES games to the handheld via a subscription service, at least one hacker and longtime Nintendo fan is trying…Read […]

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How to Secure Your Email Now That PGP Is Compromised

If you’ve been using PGP—short for Pretty Good Privacy—to send and receive encrypted emails, it might be time to switch to a different service to maintain the privacy of your communications. A brand-new vulnerability, hilariously called EFAIL, can reveal the contents of your emails (even older emails, in certain…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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PS4 Parappa Is Running On A PSP Emulator, Hackers Discover

This week, hackers discovered that the PlayStation 4's “remastered” version of of Parappa The Rapper is actually the 2006 PSP version of the game running on a PSP emulator. As a result, other hackers with jailbroken PS4s have been seeing how they can use Parappa The Rapper to emulate other PSP games on the home…Read […]

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Switch Hackers Say Nintendo Can’t Patch Their New Jailbreak

This week, two hacking groups have independently released methods that allow a user to jailbreak the Switch, which one group is already using to run a ported version of Linux on Nintendo’s device. The worse news for Nintendo—the hackers say the exploit is due to a bug in the system’s processor chip, meaning that…Read more… […]

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How to Survive a Facebook Hack

Here we go again. Radware’s threat research group recently announced that more than 40,000 Facebook users were duped into downloading a “Relieve Stress Paint” application, via a crafty phishing email, that stole their login credentials and browser cookies while they pretend-painted in the app. Worse, the attack was…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Need to Know About the TaskRabbit Hack 

Now that TaskRabbit is offline as a result of some kind of hacking issue, you won’t be able to use the service to summon someone to help you out with an everyday task. But that’s a small annoyance compared to the looming elephant in the room: Your account details might have been compromised.Read more… Continue […]

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Hacker Says It Took Him Two Weeks To Add Save Back-Ups To Switch

One of the biggest flaws in Nintendo’s portable console is that you can’t back up your data: if you lose your system, or somehow get your data corrupted or wiped, that’s it. It’s gone. But thanks to a burgeoning hacking scene, Switch fans are now adding features that the Switch desperately needs.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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11 Tell-Tale Signs Your Accounts and Devices Have Been Hacked

No one likes getting hacked, and it’s generally true that the quicker you can spot something has gone awry, the better your chances of minimizing the damage. These are the main warning signs to look out for, what they might mean, and some quick pointers about what you should do next.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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