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Video: Ms Germinator Defeats Disease on PlayStation Network Soon

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52w ago - Creat Studios Technical Director Jason Benham posted up a video today announcing that Ms Germinator will be defeating disease on PlayStation Network soon!

To quote: When game sequels start with "Ms.," you should generally expect a similar - but better - game than the original. And that's absolutely the case with Ms. Germinator. She'll be arriving on PS3 and PS Vita very soon, with more power-ups, more modes, and, well, more style than her gruff counterpart.

And, we should mention, this is our first cross-buy title. That's more Ms. Germinator for your money!

Ms. Germinator takes antibacterial exploits to new extremes. You will inflate and pop vast colonies of colorful germs growing on your stuff, while skillfully using the new power-germs to devastating effect.

Here, the level shapes synchronize closely with the lush, cartoony backdrops - disinfect your dog's bowl, up close and personal.

There are literally hundreds of challenging levels in Campaign, Puzzle, Arcade, and Duel multiplayer all in need of disinfection. Have you got what it takes to 3-star them all?

Frozen and contagious germs will muddy the waters, while teleporters (yes, they've finally been invented) and circular reflectors will make your brain hurt.

Heck, we even threw...
 

Video: EZvi on DSi Firmware v1.4 Defeats Nintendo Protection

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258w ago - Following last week's video from the R4i Team comes another, this time from the EZvi Team, demonstrating the Nintendo DSi being cracked with a simple system update.

These come after the recent Nintendo DSi System Update that has been confirmed to block flash carts.

To quote from the video's caption:

The sold EZvi just need a update can defeat the DSi 1.4 firmware.. no need to buy a new one.

Check out the video below, courtesy of windirt via YouTube!




 

SlySoft Defeats Blu-ray's BD+ DRM Protection Scheme Again!

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290w ago - Just [Register or Login to view links] a new Firmware Update was released that beat Blu-ray hackers patching DRM cracks.

Today, SlySoft has announced they have defeated Blu-ray's BD+ DRM protection scheme again as follows:

For Immediate Release: SlySoft defeats Blu-ray's BD+ DRM scheme again

Despite some sites reporting that "SlySoft has been beaten", the Antiguan company renowned for promoting Fair Use Rights has effectively defeated BD+ once again and much earlier than expected; the cat and mouse game of DRM has entered the next round.

Although newer BD+ decryption wasn't expected until February 2009, today's AnyDVD HD 6.5.0.2 release decrypts copy protection on all current Blu-ray movies and, in turn, ensures that consumers may continue to backup and enjoy their Blu-ray movie purchases even when using computer monitors that are not HDCP compliant.

In fact, AnyDVD HD remains the only program that can decrypt all commercial Blu-ray releases, and this incredible magic is, as per usual with AnyDVD HD, performed on the fly without requiring users to rip first to their hard drives.

The following is a selection of current Blu-ray releases supported by AnyDVD HD:
 

Microsoft Finally Defeats a Seven-Year-Old Bug with Patch Fix

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293w ago - Microsoft recently released two new patches, one of which fixes a security hole that the company has been trying to plug since 2001. Amazingly, no one exploited the hole during those seven years.

Previous patches had mitigated the problem, so Microsoft rated its severity level as Important, the second-highest rating on the company's four-tier scale.

This bug primarily affects Windows XP (which some 700 million people still use) and Windows 2000. For Windows Vista, the risk is only Moderate, Microsoft's second-lowest rating, and the bug affects a key authentication protocol for a network technology called System Message Block (SMB). Exploiting the security hole would let an attack program capture user or program credentials, granting a successful attacker full control over the compromised PC.

Why did it take so long to fix?

"[In 2001] we said that we could not make changes to address this issue without negatively impacting network-based applications.... For instance, an Outlook 2000 client wouldn't have been able to communicate with an Exchange 2000 server," Christopher Budd, a security program manager at Microsoft's Security Response Center, said in a blog post.

If you don't get patches installed automatically, you can obtain this patch and more info from...
 
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