Stories by Matt Peckham

10-Year-Old Outs Security Flaw in iOS and Android Games

A 10-year-old California hacker just figured out what a bunch of developers apparently couldn't: How to hack various mobile phone and tablet based games by simply fiddling with the clock. And she just told all at the first annual <a href="http://www.defconkids.org/">DefCon Kids</a> hacker conference—a subset of <a href="http://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-19/dc-19-index.html">DEFCON</a>, the self-identified "world's longest running and largest underground hacking conference"—which wrapped yesterday in Las Vegas.

Matt Peckham | 08 Aug | Read more

Is Sony’s PSN ‘Welcome Back’ enough?

Sony Japan’s explanation for the PSN’s takedown yesterday didn’t tell us much, but -- nearly a week and a half on -- at least the company apologized. Sony’s deputy president Kazuo Hirai took the stage, bent forward as if to touch his toes in a deep and held bow, then apologized “for the great anxiety and inconvenience” caused by the ongoing PSN and Qriocity outages.

Matt Peckham | 02 May | Read more

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