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The last reported bid before the listing was deleted without ceremony was $1,200. The price might seem excessive, but the value lay in the implication of what was on the paper: Information about an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Excel.
A Dutch hacking group known as Team PI Coder claims to have successfully hacked Microsoft's Xbox 360.
In a posting the group said that it has successfully penetrated the Xbox's security systems, which they report are very similar to the older version of the console. The news comes less than two weeks after the Xbox launched in Europe.
Tests on an optical-scan voting system used around the country showed it is vulnerable to hacking that can change the outcome of races without leaving evidence of fraud, a county election supervisor said.
The voting system maker, Diebold Inc., of North Canton, Ohio, sent a letter in response that questioned the test results and said the test was “a very foolish and irresponsible act” that may violated licensing agreements.
Four-digit chip and PIN numbers have been a feature of using bank debit cards in the UK for a year, with the system extending to credit cards in 2006.
C&P is a good idea, despite what the detractors say because it is more secure than the system it replaced. Admittedly the system it replaced had almost no security at all other than asking people for signatures - and card-not-present transactions are not yet covered - but let’s give it some credit for the reduction in fraud figures.
Once again, some PSP owners can install and run their own software on PSP handheld game devices, thanks to hackers who've defeated Sony's 2.01 firmware, which contained anti-customer measures that shut out homebrew games.
On Dec 1, some cheats were published that allowed players of "Grand Theft Auto:LCS Trainer" to add new weather conditions and other play options.