YoVille hacked!

Players of the popular YoVille have been airing their complaints on the company’s forum since last month due to cyber theft.

They have been reporting that their virtual items have been stolen and have not been returned while some player’s properties were completely stolen.

According to VentureBeat, the game has been hacked. Hackers have been disrupting YoVille’s gameplay for some 1,000 players during a certain span in April.

According to chief security officer of Zynga Nils Puhlmann, “We detected unusual activity in YoVille, and it coincided with reports from a small number of users. We analyzed the reports. We found that a small number of vulnerabilities that contributed to the unusual activity. The game team patched these vulnerabilities immediately.”

According to the report, the hackers only hacked games and did not breach the private and sensitive information of the players.

Puhlmann added, “Credit card numbers are not an issue here. It is more a case of YoVille players disrupting other YoVille players.”

YoVille was launched back in 2008 and is played through Myspace or Facebook. Players can create a character, design a house, host a party, earn virtual cash and chat with other players. It has a throng of about 1.5 million monthly users.

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The Transition makes maiden flight

Cars that have the ability to fly can normally be seen in movies and not in real life. But the future of driving might just be a few years away as Woburn, Mass. based company Terrafugia Inc. announced that their prototype flying car has successfully concluded its maiden flight.

Called the Transition, the car can seat two individuals, has four wheels and has wings that are foldable so it can be used in city streets without having those protruding things out there. The car was able to fly for 8 minutes and reached 1,400 feet in the air.

About a hundred individuals have already paid the $10,000 deposit for the car. Analysts expect those numbers to balloon as the company is set to unveil the Transition to the public later this week at the New York Auto Show. It is expected to cost at around $279,000.

The US government has already granted Terafugia’s request for special tires and a glass that is lighter than normal windshields in vehicles. The government has also temporarily exempted the Transistion from the requirement to equip vehicles with electronic stability control. This would lighten the vehicle about 6 pounds. The flying car is currently texting batteries of automotive crash tests to make sure it meets federal safety standards.

The Jetsons might be a real thing then.

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