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  • Blog Post: Five-Year-Old Finds Backdoor Into Xbox Live Account, Rewarded By Microsoft

    Microsoft's newest security researcher is a five-year-old boy. How is this possible? Well, he was given the title after he discovered a backdoor on Xbox One into his father's Xbox Live account. As reported by ABC 10 , young Kristoffer Von Hassel discovered that after entering the wrong password... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Takes On NSA With Three New Privacy Features

    Microsoft has instituted a new set of security protocols for "protecting customer data from government snooping." The news comes after allegations that Microsoft assisted the NSA by providing private data. "Many of our customers have serious concerns about government surveillance of the... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Twitch Streaming Won’t Display Friend Requests Or Messages

    In a clever bit of privacy ensuring foresight, PlayStation 4 friend requests and messages are blurred out while streaming online with Twitch. While playing your PlayStation 4, friend requests and messages can appear unexpectedly revealing the names of hopeful friends, or content of private messages.... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Europe Gets Fined For 2011 PSN Hacking

    The infamous global PlayStation Network breach that took place in 2011 is still living on for Sony. Today Sony Computer Entertainment Europe was fined £250,000 by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). According to ICO, Sony is accountable for putting its users at risk because they... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Cleared Of Wrongdoing In PSN Security Class-Action Lawsuit

    U.S. district judge Anthony Battaglia has dismissed most of a class-action lawsuit aimed at Sony regarding last year's PSN hack. Courthouse News Service reports seven of eight motions were thrown out in the lawsuit, which claimed that Sony negligently failed to provide adequate online safeguards... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Beefs Up Security Presumably In Expectation Of New Console

    Microsoft has been quiet about its plans for the Xbox 360's successor, but it's certainly doing something behind closed doors. Microsoft has beefed up security tremendously. Microsoft employees were notified recently that access to many of the buildings on its Redmond, Washington campus would... More
  • Blog Post: Sony On Alert After Latest PSN Attack

    Sony issued a statement last night saying it detected unauthorized sign-in attempts across 93,000 PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment accounts. Philip Reitinger, Chief Security Office at Sony, said on the PlayStation Blog the login and password information used was obtained from "one... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Servers Hacked

    On the eve of some big announcements at E3, Nintendo reveals its servers were hacked a few weeks ago. Nintendo says that its servers were targeted in an online attack, but also says that no customer information was accessed or stolen. Nintendo claims the attack came a few weeks ago, but declined to offer... More
  • Blog Post: Sony CEO Harold Stringer's Letter To PlayStation Network Users

    Sony's top man finally speaks out to fans in a letter posted on the PlayStation Blog. In it he claims there is "here is no confirmed evidence any credit card or personal information has been misused." He also explains why it took Sony so long to inform its owners of the security breach... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Testing PSN, Offers Free Identity Protection Service

    As the fallout surrounding the security breach and possible theft of information of Sony's PlayStation Network continues, the company posted a couple of statement on its official PlayStation Blog that detail its ongoing efforts to both restore PSN service and protect the personal information and... More
  • Blog Post: New York Attorney General Subpoenas Sony On PSN Scandal

    Sony continues to come under the microscope of government for its handling of the PSN/Sony Online security breach. Yesterday we reported that Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kaz Hirai submitted -- in lieu of attending -- an eight-page document to the Congressional subcommittee on Manufacturing,... More
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