Fan sites and generally anything online getting hacked isn’t always news, even when it is video gaming related. However, when they are big in terms of accounts affected, like the Playstation hacks, it tends to get noticed. So far Minecraft on any platform has managed to stay fairly secure but unfortunately that isn’t the case anymore as a major fan site for Minecraft: Pocket Edition, called Lifeboat, was hacked.
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Twitch has increased the security for accounts on the live streaming service by adding Two-Factor Authentication now. If you use Battle.net, and even Steam, you should be familiar with how this works. In case you don’t know though, essentially this means your Twitch account now requires two different methods of verification to log in.
If you have been following this site for any length of time then you have probably seen us talking about VPNs at one point or another. While they can be handle for having a secure connection to do things like banking and whatnot, we’ve talked about using them to gain access to games on Google Play that are not available in our area.
One of the major reasons to use the proper marketplaces when grabbing the Android game or app that you want at that time is because of the security risks that are involved with shady third-party sites and torrents. There is no guarantee of what you are actually getting until it is on your device basically. There is a new strain of malware that has shown up for Android devices that is apparently ‘virtually impossible’ to remove, at least for right now.
Nvidia, makers of Android tablets, set top box, portable gaming rig, and a complimentary Bluetooth controller, have pushed out a couple of firmware update today. First on the list is some patching up of the NVIDIA Shield (the handheld model), with the release of Software Upgrade 106.
Malware is nothing new for Android users to deal with, and mobile users in general for that matter. In fact all platforms have their issues with Malware. However there is a new one out there that is currently masquerading as an emulator for Nintendo games. What’s even worse is that it basically makes you pay for it, and then proceeds to steal your data at the same time.
Well here is something that marks a first of its kind so far. Two website owners have plead guilty to distributing pirated mobile apps and games, obviously of the Android variety, and will be sentenced in the near future. These convictions mark the first time this sort of action has taken place against website who distribute mobile apps and games that are pirated.
Google has always allowed apps and games to be installed outside of Google Play, it is one of the perks of being an Android user. However security for this sort of feature has always been more based around user awareness rather than software-based security. There is the one-time verifying of installing an app or game outside of Google Play but it doesn’t go much further than that.
Yesterday in our article about King and all the crap they are going through, we comments that it is always fun times in the gaming industry and apparently Rovio is having some fun times of their own. An article in the New York Times has posted that “spies could be lurking in the background to snatch data” when you open and play popular games like Angry Birds.