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Nintendo Switch Hacked to Run Linux, So Can We Get Save Game Backups Now?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Hacker group Fail0verflow has announced a Switch hack that the organization claims can’t be patched or blocked by firmware updates on already-shipped Switches. They’ve published a screenshot of the device booting a Linux distribution, likely giving someone at Nintendo heartburn in the process. In case it wasn’t obvious, our Switch coldboot exploit:* Is a bootrom bug* Can’t be patched (in currently released Switches)* Doesn’t require a modchip to pull off — fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) January 16,…

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Websites hacked to mint crypto-cash

School, charity and file-sharing websites have been caught out by scammers who are using them to generate crypto-cash. Hackers have managed to install code on the sites that uses visitors’ computers to “mine” the cyber-currencies. One scan of the most popular websites found hundreds harbouring the malicious mining code. By getting lots of computers to join the networks, attackers can quickly generate cash. “This is absolutely a numbers game,” said Rik Ferguson, vice-president of security research at Trend Micro. Malicious use Mr Ferguson said crypto-currencies operated by getting lots of…

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How Everlane Hacked Your Wardrobe

You may have noticed a certain type of ad on Facebook or, if you take it, the New York City subway, in which an everyday consumer item is presented in minimalist splendor: mattresses (Casper), rolling suitcases (Away), tampons (Lola), razors (Harry’s). Catalogue companies and the people on infomercials have been doing direct-to-consumer marketing for years, but these ads hail from a new generation of startups, companies often backed by venture-capital money, that want to use the methods and practices of Silicon Valley to “disrupt” regular old consumer goods. Take Casper’s…

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Selena Gomez's hacked Instagram posts nude Justin Bieber pics

Selena Gomez’s Instagram account posted several nude photos of Justin Bieber before it was swiftly taken down after it was hacked on Monday night. Variety confirmed that the account, which is the social media platforms second most-followed account, had been hacked. Variety has reached out to her rep for comment. Selena Gomez accepts the award for favourite female artist pop/rock at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP The Bieber images were the same ones that were published the New York…

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HBO social accounts hacked in latest cyber security breach

HBO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts have been compromised in the latest cyber security breach to hit the firm. A group called OurMine appeared to take control of the main HBO accounts, as well as those for the network’s shows including Game of Thrones. One posts said “OurMine are here. we are just testing your security”. It is the latest cyber security headache for the entertainment firm after hackers released Game of Thrones scripts and company data. Some of the social media posts were removed quickly afterwards. HBO did not immediately…

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