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Tech PSA: SSL Hack Earlier This Week Gets Public Information Release From Tumblr, Metacritic

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The public mainstream users of popular internet service Tumblr have been notified today that two-factor authentication practices are now recommended as well as a password change on the Tumblr website. Unfortunately this information release forgets to mention some pertinent information, a compromise has occurred through an SSL vulnerability known as the “Bleeding Heart” security hole to hackers who took advantage of this earlier in the week to acquire an unknown amount of personal information.

If you use Tumblr then your password and personal information has just been potentially compromised. Unfortunately, you can’t go changing your name, birthday, home address, phone number, and email on every social profile every time something like this happens. Security Questions and Password Recovery are always a haunting reminder that there’s back-doors to our accounts everywhere.

Long story short, you can change your password. And if the password you use for Tumblr is one that you’ve used on many accounts then those should be considered compromised until also changed. It’s best to establish a password-tier system of low, medium, and high level passwords that you keep based on the importance of each gateway. Even better still, some internet users still have the patience to create a unique password for every service they are a part of.

This security breach is the latest in a long multiple year string of never-ending breaches which have included the breach of PlayStation, Xbox, Steam, Credit Card Companies, Government and Military Databases, Adobe, Google, SnapChat, and many other well known services. Stuff like this often gets swept under the rug unfortunately, and end users don’t always get all of the information. Be sure to change passwords periodically and avoid forgetting and recovering them constantly or you’ll also be filling your data-stream with the info needed for that back-door as well.

Here is the Public Information Release from Tumblr today:

“A major vulnerability has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr. Our team took immediate action to fix the issue, but you should still take some time to change your password, not only on Tumblr but on any other sites you visit.

You should also strongly consider enabling two-factor authentication. It’ll go a long way to ensure that no one besides you can access your account. Thanks, and take care.”

Here is the Public Information Release from MetaCritic today:

“Dear Metacritic User,

Earlier this week, a major vulnerability in the technology that powers encryption across much of the Internet was discovered. Our security team has verified that Metacritic was not affected. If you’re using the same password on a site that has been affected, it’s recommended you change your Metacritic password as a precaution.”

-The Metacritic Team

Update #3: 

“A lot of websites are currently reporting vulnerabilities (dubbed the Heartbleed bug) discovered in OpenSSL, the encryption technology used by a majority of websites and/or online services like banks, e-mail providers and social media sites, to protect sensitive data as it’s transmitted from users to web services.

Even though Battle.net’s encryption was not affected by this vulnerability, your account could be at risk, if you use the same password on Battle.net that you use elsewhere (sites affected by this bug). If this applies to you, it’s strongly recommended to change your Battle.net password to a new, unique password (the safest one would contain capitals, numbers and special signs). It’s best for your account safety to maintain separate login credentials for each online service you use. Using the same e-mail and password across multiple services greatly increases the potential impact of any compromise.”

– Blizzard Entertainment via MMOSite

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Virtual Reality Sex Game via Oculus Rift Demonstrated in Video [HD 1080P]

Virtual Reality Sex Game

A Virtual Reality Sex Game that even masturbates the player in real life has been demonstrated in the following video.

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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Brings Forbidden Worlds DLC Trailer and Release Date

On June 5th 2013 Stardock, will be bringing the first batch of DLC to Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion “Forbidden Worlds”. The new content will come packaged with new planet types, new specialization, technology, and planetary bonuses and it also comes with new Steam achievements all for the low price of $4.99.

The synopsis of the new DLC is that the war between the rebels and the loyalists within the Advent, TEC, and the Vasari continues through the deep depths of Trader Space. Yet, This sector of the galaxy have far more worlds and history than any of the factions are aware. The need to survive forces each to expand into the great unknown, also discovering worlds of wealth, hazard, risk, and mystery.

The following is the feature list that can be found in the new DLC:

  • Four new planet types to colonize and exploit (Barren, Ferrus, Greenhouse, Oceanic), each created with beautiful high-res textures.
  • New Planet Specialization System: Dedicate your worlds to either social or industrial output. Devoting your planet to social improvements will increase its population and culture, at the cost of trade income and ship production. Choosing an industrial path will limit your growth and culture, but make your planet a trading and ship building powerhouse.
  • 15 new research subjects allow the races to conquer and expand onto the forbidden worlds.
  • Discover 40 new planet bonuses during your exploration of the galaxy, unlocking the dark past of the Sins’ universe.
  • Unlock five new Steam Achievements and display your mastery of forbidden space!

You can pick up the Forbidden Worlds DLC directly from Stardock, as well as on Steam, Gamestop, GamersGate, and Gamefly.

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Around the Internet in a Minute – Human Statistics by Intel

Intel has released the following data revealing what happens on the internet every time a minute passes. For every single minute that passes, the following internet activity occurs:

  • 639,800GB of global IP Data is transferred
  • 204 Million E-mails are sent
  • 20 Million photos viewd on Flickr
  • 6 Million Profiles viewed on Facebook
  • 2 Million Searches on Google
  • 1.3 Million Videos watched on YouTube
  • 100,000 new Tweets on Twitter
  • 64,141 Hours of Music is played
  • $83,000 in Online Sales
  • 1,300 new Mobile users on the Internet
  • 135 Botnet infections
  • 100 new LinkedIn Accounts
  • 20 New victims of identity theft

The following interesting data was also released:

The Internet also experiences:

  • There’s as many online devices as there are humans on Earth.
  • By 2015, there will be 2x as many online devices as there are humans on Earth.
  • By 2015, 5 Years worth of Video Chat is being communicated between Internet users per Second

CLICK HERE to zoom in on the full-size image and get the visual impact on these statistics of the human species and its most widespread electronic communication network, The Internet (As of 2013).

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Microsoft Buys Video Search Company for Upcoming Xbox 360 On-Demand Video Service

Like how your cable box glitches and struggles to change channels without latency? Oh. Well Microsoft doesn’t either apparently. They are working with integration on their newly purchased company VideoSurf (rumored to have cost them $100 million) to enable a Bing video search to work over their newly announced Internet Protocol Television solution. To translate that into english: your Xbox 360 can become your cable box with this new service, hypothetically.

GamaSutra also identifies a number of “40 major entertainment partners, including Comcast, Verizon, HBO, Syfy and Bravo.”

We will find out when Microsoft brings out their next dashboard update and entertainment service upgrades what this is really going to be like. For now we wait and watch Netflix teetering on a crash and burn if Microsoft can knock this out of the park for Xbox Live.

It was only a matter of time for some one to approach the cable companies for programming in a streaming, on-demand fashion, but will it be enough to compete with the industry-leading Blu-Ray standard and the PlayStation Store’s superior number of major hollywood film publishers?

via GamaSutra

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