#84 Apex Legends Now Faces Major Hacking Problems

Did you know that Apex Legends has nothing to combat aimbots and cheating? Yea, that’s pretty bad. But what is EA going to do about it? Listen in for more!

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#33 Apple Keynote 2018

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NBA 2K19 Is A Nightmarish Vision Of Our Microtransaction-Stuffed Future

Let’s start with the good news: NBA 2K19 is not as egregious with its nickel-and-diming as NBA 2K18 was. But that being the good news is also what makes this the worst news. Last year’s entry in what’s still the best basketball series (on the court at least) on the planet was heavily criticised by fans for the way it charged full retail price for admission then at almost every turn tried to bleed players for even more cash, not just for cosmetic stuff but for career progression as well.

Microsoft tests ‘warning’ Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft is testing a warning for Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox. The software giant is in the final stages of testing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and testers have spotted a new change that appears when you try to install a rival web browser. “You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10” says a prompt that appears when you run the Chrome or Firefox installers on the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

‘Pokémon Go’ saw a 35 percent growth this summer

Pokémon Go remains one of the most recognizable mobile games around, but it definitely experienced periods of user decline over the past couple of years after it took the world by storm. While not everyone who used to play the game picked it up again, it sounds like this past summer has been good to it — according to Niantic, it saw a 35 percent increase in active usage since May. That’s in line with a SuperData report from June, which said that the game had its highest active user count in May since its debut in 2016.

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Windows 10 Bundled Password Manager Has Gaping Security Hole

Microsoft has reportedly bundled a third-party password manager. The app is called Keeper which features an image of Windows 10 intended for Microsoft developers, a report said on Monday.

Microsoft users expect that Keeper offers more security functions. However, they spotted what they called a gaping security hole in an app. Microsoft users said that Keeper’s password manager is actually on the list of pre-installed apps.

This means that Keeper is installed by default after doing a clean installation of Windows 10 operating system. However, a security research firm claims that the version of Keeper bundled with Windows 10 has the gaping security hole.

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In a Twitter post, Tavis Ormandy, one of the vulnerability researcher at Google, claims to have discovered a security flaw in Microsoft’s third-party password manager.

“I created a new Windows 10 VM [virtual machine] with a pristine image [of Windows 10] from MSDN, and noticed a third-party password manager is now installed by default. It didn’t take long to find a critical vulnerability,” Ormandy wrote via microblogging site Twitter.

He further shared that Microsoft’s third-party password manager Keeper might be injected with privileged UI into pages.

Ormandy suspects that Keeper is doing the same with the version of Microsoft Windows 10 being shipped globally.

“I think I’m generous considering this a new issue that qualifies for a ninety-day disclosure, as I literally just changed the selectors and the same attack works. Nevertheless, this is a complete compromise of Keeper security, allowing any website to steal any password,” Ormandy explained.

Responding to the issue, , Keeper co-founder and CTO Craig Lurey did not take the security flaw in Keeper seriously. Lurey claims that the recent version of Keeper has introduced both features and improvements which include a more secured form filling and several automation features.

“This potential vulnerability requires a Keeper user to be lured to a malicious website while logged into the browser extension, and then fakes user input by using a ‘clickjacking’ technique to execute privileged code within the browser extension,” Lurey said.

To resolve this issue, we removed the ‘Add to Existing’ flow and have taken additional steps to prevent this potential vulnerability in the future, Lurey added.

Microsoft users can download the Keeper extension 11.4 which fixes the gaping security hole. The app will be rolled out to Edge, Chrome, and Firefox, respectively.