EGSonikku (519478) writes "According to this article at Blue Box, hackers have uncovered the Android Master key, which can be used to infect any Android device sold in the last 4 years with malware and data mining tools." Link to Original Source top
EGSonikku (519478) writes "Cydia creator Jay Freeman (Saurik) has long been known in the iOS Jailbreaking community, but now he's taking on Android and has released a port of Cydia Substrate on the Google Play Store.
The idea is that instead of developing for one ROM or launcher, one can instead develop for Substrate and deploy on any device. Full documentation and downloads available.
EGSonikku writes "While not a hack of the WiiU directly, it is possible to use original Wii homebrew on the WiiU by booting into "Wii Mode" and using Comex's "Stack Smash" exploit. It is surprising that Nintendo didn't patch this "ancient" exploit, but WiiU owners may appreciate being able to use all their old homebrew and emulators on their new WiiU console." Link to Original Source top
PlayStation 3 "hacked for good" - LV0 encryption keys leaked
EGSonikku writes "Sony has had a back and forth "war" with PlayStation 3 hackers for years, however it now seems to be a war Sony has now officially lost with the release of Sony's LV0 master encryption keys:
"The latest PS3 break is being dubbed unpatchable and the final hack...this hack isn't giving you an exploit to use against a programming hole. It's giving you Sony's so-called LV0 (level zero) cryptographic keys...With the LV0 keys now published, you can — at least in theory — replace the LV0 loader and run whatever you like, because you can authorise your own CFW (custom firmware). The PS3's most-secret cat is out of the bag."" Link to Original Source top
iPhone hacker Ryan Petrich gets Google Maps to run in iOS6
EGSonikku writes "Using a pair of zero day vulnerabilities, a team of security researchers from U.K.-based MWR Labs hacked into a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone running Android 4.0.4 by beaming an exploit via NFC." Link to Original Source top
iPhone 5 GeekBench scores show impressive results, faster than Galaxy S3
EGSonikku writes "The iPhone 5 has been benchmarked using the GeekBench tool. According to the results, Apple's claims of 2x higher performance over the iPhone 4S seem accurate. The results show the iPhone 5's A6 CPU is dual core and clocked at 1.2GHz, and is paired with 1GB of RAM. Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a quad core CPU at 1.4GHz, and twice as much RAM, it seems the iPhone 5 is faster than the S3, or any other Android handset." Link to Original Source top
EGSonikku writes "According to this article on Endgadget, the AACS DRM used in HD-DVD and Blu-Ray has been cracked. The program allows one to decrypt and dump the video for play on a users hard drive, or it can be burned to a blank HD-DVD and played on a stand-alone player. According to the accompanying video, a source release for the program will be made available in January. Time to get that $200 Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive?" top
EGSonikku writes "Beginning on November 22nd, Microsoft will be adding High Definition TV downloads, and High Definition Movie rentals to Xbox Live.
TV shows will cost $3 for either standard or HD formats, movie rentals will be $4 for standard definition, or $6 for HD. TV episodes are yours to keep, movies must be watched within 14 days. The/. crowd should be happy to know the HD remastered Star Trek: Original Series will be one of the shows available. All HD content will be in 720p. Full details and list of initially available content here." top