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Ubisoft desperately searching for someone to blame over AC Unity, but this one is all on them
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It seems that Ubisoft is trying to get out from under the stigma the bad launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity. After pushing what many are calling a half-baked game, they have made a few excuses and have also promised different…
TOR users tracked using Flow records with 81% accuracy
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Just when you thought it was safe to get back on the internet privately. Although we have maintained that TOR has never been the end-all of anonymity we are surprised to finally see public conformation of techniques that have been…
Ubisoft will take a hit from Assassin's Creed Unity Bugs and the 12 hour Review Embago Delay
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Ubisoft is under a lot of pressure since the launch of the Assassin’s Creed Unity. The game had a large…
Another SSL/TLS stack falls as Microsoft admits their version has a bug in it too
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Encryption is an interesting thing. On the surface it offers protection from prying eyes and sense of security in protecting…
Darkhotel Attack Targets Hotel Guest Wireless Networks
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The targeting of travelers is something that is a very old idea. To the would-be attacker you are getting a target that is not familiar with their surroundings and (in many cases) has a lot of money on them. In…
Domain Name Registrars can be held liable for Copyright Infringement...
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In one of the dumbest moves I have seen a court make in some time it is now possible for a copyright holder to go after the company that registered a domain name if that name is used for piracy.…
Flaw Found in Visa's New Chip-N-PIN System Allowing a Simple Bump to Steal One Million Dollars
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It would seem that even the next generation of “secure” payment systems are showing up with flaws before they really hit the streets. According to security researchers there is a flaw in the next generation of electronic payments dubbed chip-n-PIN.…
UL Acquires Futuremark
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03 November 2014
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UL Acquires Futuremark

Today is was announced that Futuremark would be “joining” Underwriters Laboratories. The standards group that most people in the US are familiar with his buying up the same benchmarking company that most of us have come to love and hate.…
Is Facebook's new TOR Policy a way to track Anonymity?
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When you hear people talking about anonymity on the internet it most people will think privacy. When companies hear anonymity on the internet they think piracy, crime, hacking and lost revenue. This is probably the biggest disconnect in the internet…
Another game title is axed as Prey 2 is canceled, is this a trend?
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I do not know if it just me or if there is something else happening, but there seems to be a lot of “long awaited” games getting the axe because they are just not good enough. The latest in the…
The MPAA and NATO move to ban wearables...
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31 October 2014
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The MPAA and NATO move to ban wearables...

We all knew this day would come, with all of the smaller and hidden cameras on phones, smartwatches and products like Google Glass it was only time before the MPAA stepped in and shut things down. This is exactly what…
Apple Pay Competing with Walmart, not Google
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29 October 2014
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Apple Pay Competing with Walmart, not Google

When Apple announced their new NFC payment system it seemed the press and analysts were in nirvana. You could not open up a news site without seeing a headline on how Apple pay was going to change your life. Most…
RIAA claims piracy is an "assault on our humanity"
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29 October 2014
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RIAA claims piracy is an "assault on our humanity"

It would seem that the guys over at the Recording Industry Artists of America have lost their collective minds. In a recent rant they are actually trying to claim that sites like The Pirate Bay are an “assault on our…
Cisco updates IronPort to fix a bug in a protocol that should not be used anyway...
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If you are in the information security field then the latest “news” that Cisco fixed a flaw in a protocol that should not be used will probably give you a chuckle. I am talking about Telnet which is not exactly…
Shellshock used to spread botnet through SMTP
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28 October 2014
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Shellshock used to spread botnet through SMTP

There appear to be developments in the way that Shellshock is used to push malware around. According to new information the Bash Bug is now being used to send malware out through the use of compromised SMTP gateways. The clever…
Dotcom Must Hand Over Financial Information to US Studios
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Kim Dotcom has faced a series of setbacks in his defense against the US copyright lobby. Incensed that the original suit did not impoverish Dotcom as they had hoped the US copyright industry has continually sought to identify where Dotcom…