Image: Cloudflare / Gizmodo Have you heard? A tiny bug in Cloudflare’s code has led an unknown quantity of data—including passwords, personal information, messages, cookies, and more—to leak all over the internet. If you haven’t heard of the so-called Cloudbleed vulnerability, keep reading. This is a scary big deal. Advertisement Let’s start with the good news. Cloudflare, one of the world’s largest internet security companies, acted fast when security researcher Tavis Ormandy of Google’s Project Zero identified the vulnerability. The bad news is that the Cloudflare-backed websites had been leaking data for months before Ormandy noticed the bug. Cloudflare says the earliest data leak dates back to September 2016. It’s so far unclear if blackhat hackers had already found the vulnerability and exploited it secretly before Cloudflare fixed its code. Cloudflare’s clients include huge companies like Uber, OKCupid, 1Password, and FitBit. That means a holy fuck ton of sensitive data has potentially been compromised. Change Your Passwords. Now. Change Your Passwords. Now. Change Your Passwords. Now. A massive memory leak from web services and security company Cloudflare may have exposed user data… Read more Read more READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
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!
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!
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…