Posts Tagged ‘Hack’
Are All Hacks Bad ?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:52 Written by Daniel Saturday, 23 April 2011 03:57
Hacking gets a bad reputation and there is of course a good reason for that, but it’s not entirely true. Of course hacking has it’s negative sides I’m not going to try and argue that it doesn’t, but I think that to often those negatives are focused on to much despite their positives. So I hope to maybe spread the word that it’s not all bad and there are good things that come out of it.
Hacking tends to lead to piracy it’s a sad fact that I have to accept and I refuse to try and deny. People hack their Xbox or the Ps3 and the download pirated games burn them and play them with giving a cent to the company that made them. None of this is untrue so I refuse to deny it, but there is a lighter side to this.
Playstation 3 hack unlocks trophies instantly
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:18 Written by Adam Warren Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:20
The PS3 has been hacked/jailbroken for some time now, that’d old news. It turns out that a new homebrew app has been released that allows a player to unlock all the trophies for a given game. These unlocked trophies even include a timestamp to convince others they are legit.
Fortunately for people who have worked hard for their trophies, the app developers have not found a way to sync their trophies with the Playstation Network. A few games such as Batman: Arkham Asylum and Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition are unaffected by this hack. Read on for Sony’s response… Read more: Playstation 3 hack unlocks trophies instantly
Computers hacked via USB cable and smartphone
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 08:49 Written by Adam Warren Thursday, 20 January 2011 07:00
Laptops and smartphones are now at risk of attack from simple USB cables. Angelos Stavrou and Zhaohui Wang, the former an assistant professor at George Mason University the latter a student, have developed a way to attack computers using their smartphones and a USB cable. They wrote a program to change the way a USB driver runs on a computer. This enables a covert attack on the computer while someone is just charging their phone or syncing data with their computer.
This new driver functionality enables the the phone behave like a mouse or keyboard. The attacker is then able to move the cursor and steal files or type in commands on the computer. Using this method, they can even load your computer up with all kinds of malware. This kind of attack works because the USB protocol allows any device to be connected without proper authentication. Read more after the break… Read more: Computers hacked via USB cable and smartphone
I Love Pandora Radio!!
Last Updated on Thursday, 2 September 2010 12:17 Written by baldalbino Thursday, 2 September 2010 01:00
I have to tell you that I am in love with Pandora radio. Not only do I listen all the time on my phone but also have it downloaded to my computer. I love just having all that music. So one day I started thinking there had to be a way to hack Pandora. Sure enough, thanks to the folks at hak5, they created a app to do just that. Now this may be old hat for some of you but for me it was pure gold. The program allowed me to rip a full song in about 5 seconds and then dump it and move on. If this is something that you like then you know exactly what I’m talking about, if not, then get your self a Pandora account and download a program called Saver2.
Again, all credit for this hack is courtesy of the good folks at hak5.org. They have a great product here. It operates differently from a peer-to-peer connection. It uses different ports to go out and grab a song. Pandora actually pieces songs in a temporary folder on your computer and when that song is played it is deleted. The way that Saver2 works is that it just reroutes that temp folder into a folder on your computer that doesn’t delete the song. So after about 3 hours you can have 2000 songs or so. Great!
Do you have any worth while hacks? Let us know!