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Pirates Say They've Cracked Resident Evil 7 In Record Time

Pirates say they’ve already cracked Resident Evil 7’s PC version and have found a way to disable the game’s anti-piracy measures less than a week after release. Advertisement As TorrentFreak reports, a piracy group called CONSPIR4CY say they figured out how to crack Resident Evil 7 just five days after the game’s release. This has apparently allowed players around the globe to download working pirated copies of the game, despite the fact that it uses strict DRM that’s meant to prevent that. Resident Evil 7 uses Denuvo, a robust software protection that links each copy of the game to one specific computer. Denuvo, which is used by many different game publishers across the world, is popular because it’s ostensibly supposed to stop piracy. By using Denuvo, publishers hope to ensure that nobody can buy a game, download it, and share the files with other people via torrents or other distribution services. Advertisement However, in recent years, pirates have found ways to crack Denuvo’s copyright protection, sometimes months after release, as in the case of Rise of the Tomb Raider. Resident Evil 7 marks the READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nintendo Hides Secret Message for Hackers Inside NES Classic

It should come as no surprise that the Nintendo Classic Mini has already been hacked. The system comes with 30 games pre-installed but determined hackers have managed to figure out a way to get more games onto the system. It appears that Nintendo knew that it would only be a matter of time before this happened, and hid a secret message for any would-be hackers inside of their diminutive console. This message was left by a programmer who goes by the handle of “The Hanafuda Captain.” The Hanafuda name is an homage to the hanafuda cards that Nintendo used to sell before becoming a video game company. Here is what the message says: “This is the Hanafuda Captain speaking. Launching emulation in 3…2…1. Many efforts, tears and countless hours have been put into this jewel. So, please keep this place tidied up and don’t break everything! Cheers, the Hanafuda Captain.” The code was posted on Twitter by user bakueikozo: 大変!ファミコンミニの内蔵エミュレータの中身をのぞいていたらメッセージを発見したよ … ごめんキャプテン!!ズタボロに壊し始めちゃったwwwwww #ニンテンドークラシックミニ #開発者からのメッセージ #削るとなぜか動かない系とはちょっと違う pic.twitter.com/C2dvIQlEuU — ひろみつ(85.1kg) (@bakueikozo) January 6, 2017 Getting more games onto the NES Classic involves uploading one’s console memory to their PC, adding in extra ROM READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

PSN and Xbox Live Down During New Years; Hackers Take Responsibility

Because Hackers Love to Take Responsibility, Especially with Multiplayer We are celebrating and we are down. Despite the fact that Xbox Live and PSN report full functionality, players are unable to play online. A myriad of forums and social media sites have users reporting the same issue; online gaming networks remain inaccessible. Since this madness began, Lizard Squad, the notorious hackers, have taken responsibility. They claimed as much on Twitter: We warned you. Don’t be surprised. PSN and Xbox Live will be down for the entire night. #LizardSquad — Lizard Squad (@LizardInvasion) January 1, 2017 And these attacks are being reported across North America, Europe, and Australasia. Everywhere, people are relaying their disappointment for being locked out of multiplayer. Alas, that’s how many of us are going to spend the beginning of this year. But these attacks to PSN and Xbox Live are certainly nothing new. Call of Duty players, especially, are experiencing server outages. Yet as of the time of this article’s publication, players are starting to see functionality return. Time will tell if Sony or Microsoft shall take appropriate steps towards combating these issues.  Right now, it’s a major pain in the butt for gamers. This is just the latest…

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Hackers Taking Down PSN and Xbox Live on Dec. 25th

Hackers Known as R.I.U. Star Patrol Planning New DDoS Attacks for Christmas Day During an interview last week, hackers known as R.I.U. Star Patrol discussed taking down PSN and Xbox Live on Christmas Day. These attacks would be carried out using coordinated DDoS strikes similar to those launched against Tumblr. DDoS attacks aimed at PSN and Xbox Live are now something of a Christmas tradition. Both Sony and Microsoft make promises to enhance their protection systems and block these attacks, but the latency and outage issues continue to occur. The two companies are once again prepared to see DDoS attacks targeting their servers, but whether they can defend against said attacks is another matter. Neither Microsoft nor Sony have provided an official response to these threats. There is no strategic value in launching these attacks every Christmas. Rather, hacker groups merely do it for the inherent challenge and its associated thrills. “We do it because we can. We have not been paid a single dollar for what we do,” they said. The attack on Tumblr earlier in the week was also executed “just for fun.” For these networks, Christmas is one of the busiest days of the year. Gamers register new consoles and download new

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Nintendo Offers Cash Bounties To People Who Find 3DS Exploits

You know all those stories about people who hack into tech companies in such impressive fashion that those companies immediately offer them jobs? Nintendo won’t do that. But they will offer you cash. Advertisement Partnering with the HackerOne group, Nintendo is offering bounties ranging from $100 to $20,000 to anyone who can find security vulnerabilities in the 3DS. Given that hackers and modders have had their way with the portable system for four years now, I imagine there will be some takers. Specifically, Nintendo says: Advertisement Below are examples of types of activities that Nintendo is focused on preventing: Piracy, including: Game application dumping Copied game application execution Cheating, including: Game application modification Save data modification Dissemination of inappropriate content to children Below are examples of vulnerabilities that Nintendo is interested in receiving information about: System vulnerabilities regarding the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems Privilege escalation on ARM11 userland ARM11 kernel takeover ARM9 userland takeover ARM9 kernel takeover Vulnerabilities regarding Nintendo-published applications for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems ARM11 userland takeover Hardware vulnerabilities regarding the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems Low-cost cloning Security key detection via information leaks The actual amount of cash you get will be determined by…