Posts Tagged ‘security’

Feeling Vulnerable? Steam’s Protocol Could Allow Attacks

By John Walker on October 17th, 2012.

craaaaaccck.

Is Steam killing your children?, I was tempted to title this article. We’re not sensational enough here. But it does seem that Steam offers some serious vulnerabilities to your PC, if a paper published by security research company ReVuln is accurate. As reported by PCWorld, it seems the steam:// protocol might be a way in for nefarious types.

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WoW Screenshots Allegedly Include Acct Names, IP Info

By Nathan Grayson on September 12th, 2012.

And that tiny mechanized chicken is to blame for all of it.
Well, this is more than a little upsetting. A picture, our forefathers (or someone’s forefathers, anyway) said, is worth a thousand words, but I’m willing to bet they’d have upped that wager a little if their pictures contained bits of decryptable info that revealed very sensitive personal information. Reports coming out of the world of World of Warcraft, however, suggest just that, and – given that hackers tend to flock to Blizzard products like ravens to places that will soon be dooooooooomed – it’s a bit worrisome, to say the least.

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Play To Say: The Lighter Side Of CAPTCHAs

By Richard Cobbett on May 22nd, 2012.

If there was cake there, she'd be a ****ing diva...

Very little bodes quite as ill as an attempt to make something boring ‘fun’. Learning. Taxes. Opera. It doesn’t really matter. At best, it adds an increasingly ignored diversion to an unwelcome task. At worst, the added glitz makes it even more irritating.

In unrelated news, Are You A Human is attempting to make CAPTCHAs fun.

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