If you play video games, you are an ideal target to get wrecked by hackers.
Attendees walking in with badges obscured. Security declining to approach an injured show-goer. Robberies, one allegedly carried out by security guards. No metal detectors, no bag checks. E3 2017, by many accounts, had significant issues with crowd control and security.
This seems like common sense, right? Don’t be weird; don’t put people in an uncomfortable situation, no matter who they are. And yet...
The official DayZ message boards were recently compromised, and while it’s not clear everyone’s passwords are out there, the developers are recommending folks change ‘em anyway.
Streamers rejoice: Skype now hides your IP address by default. The move should cut down on game streamers being harassed and DDOSed by folks resolving their Skype address into an IP.
Twitch has introduced the ability for users to have two-factor authentication on their accounts. It’s not required, but given the frequency at which online databases are compromised, I’d recommend everyone does this ASAP. It’s still wild that Sony hasn’t added two-factor authentication to PSN! One day, I guess.
Over the past week, a number of Steam accounts—including those of some prominent streamers and DOTA 2 pros—were temporarily stolen courtesy of a pretty glaring hole in Valve’s security.
On December 2014, Michael Hamelin, a hacker and physicist, died in an unfortunate car crash. He is survived by his wife, a scientist named Beth Hamelin—who not only has to deal with the grief that comes with a loved one passing on, but also has to manage the intense security measures that Hamelin left behind.
Every time I go through airport security, I'm always afraid someone will walk off with my personal belongings. This exact scenario happened to one man in Central China last Thursday. When he realized he had lost his stuff, he went to the security staff. What he found next was terrible.
Bodyguards, the often terrible henchmen found in video games and movies, are very important in real life. These men and women protect their charges with the utmost severity. In China, professional bodyguards take their jobs seriously. Just take a look at their intense training!
A user on Reddit has posted a decompiled module that claims Valve's anti-cheat service, VAC, is quietly going through your browser history and sending results back to its servers. Something Valve boss Gabe Newell has made a public statement to deny.
Passwords are a fact of life and we've all had some bad ones, but if you use one of the following 25 password you might want to rethink your strategy! These are the 25 most common passwords according to SplashData, and there are some humdingers in there!
Blizzard's mobile Battle.net Authenticator is a handy way to secure your StarCraft, World of Warcraft and Diablo accounts from rampant hackers, unless a major iOS upgrade screws it up. Then you're in for a headache.
Microsoft has revealed that a "handful" of accounts held by current and former high-profile Microsoft employees have been hacking targets.
Ars Technica's Kyle Orland recently found a security issue with Valve's online marketplace, Steam. "Out of respect for the privacy of Steam's more than 50 million users", Ars didn't immediately publish the article. Instead, they contacted Valve.