In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, or challenge. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community.While other uses of the word hacker exist that are not related to computer security, such as referring to someone with an advanced understanding of computers and computer networks, they are rarely used in mainstream context. They are subject to the longstanding hacker definition controversy about the term's true meaning.
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  • Hackers Are Trying To Make An Ad-Blocker For Real Life

    … Imagine a world where you didn't have to look at ads in real life. It might sound incredible, but hackers are trying to make that a reality. Meet "Brand Killer." It's an alternate reality device that blocks out ads in real time. Now, the device is definitely at an early stage—it's more proof of concept than anything—but the idea is promising…

    Patricia Hernandez/ Kotaku- 5 readers -
  • Smash Bros. Hackers Are Making Amiibos That Don't Exist

    … fake Amiibos actually work? Yes! Take a look at this footage of a Game and Watch Amiibo being "imported" into the game: The hacked Game and Watch Amiibo seems to work exactly like normal Amiibo do—it fights, it levels up and everything. Oh, and Game and Watch is also a character that doesn't have an actual physical Amiibo (yet). Of course, 90…

    Patricia Hernandez/ Kotaku- 3 readers -

  • After unlocking "The Void," the Mario Kart 8 hackers have started to put stuff inside of it.

    … After unlocking "The Void," the Mario Kart 8 hackers have started to put stuff inside of it. In their latest video, the fraternal modding duo MrBean35000vr and Chadderz show what happened when they started dropping odds and odds (like giant stacks of goombas) into an empty track they found in the game. Neat! Also just as a quick reminder, here's the original video they made last year to show off the unused Mario Kart 8 track they found when first cracking the game open: …

    Yannick Lejacq/ Kotaku- 10 readers -
  • Anonymous Wages War On Xbox, PlayStation Hackers

    … Amazon.com Widgets Xbox Live and PlayStation Network recently went down over the holiday week thanks to hackers. The event required Kim Dotcom to come in and bribe the hackers with free access to his services if they would stop attacking Xbox Live and PSN. The hackers took the bribe and ceased their attacks. However, new reports are indicating…

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  • Pokémon's Other Mysterious, Unreleased Legendary

    … myths and biology. Apparently, Volcanion is rather powerful—it can blow up mountains. Volcanion is also said to have helped build an entire nation: Months passed after the initial Volcanion/Diancie/Hoopa leak. Then, the demo for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire was released this year. A hacking team called "Project Pokemon" discovered that the code…

    Patricia Hernandez/ Kotaku- 6 readers -
  • Hackers Charged Stealing from Microsoft, Valve, and More

    … of a stealing spree in the past few years. These hackers, charged with stealing from the likes of Epic Games, Microsoft, Valve, and Zombie Studios, are currently in U.S. custody, with two having already plead guilty. Among their haul was a copy of Gears of War 3- obtained a year early, for the low low price of 250k and 5 years in prison. The hackers also…

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  • Lizard Squad Update: Hacker Group Holds Reddit AMA

    … As a preface, the hacker group, Lizard Squad, claims responsibility for the DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks that took down servers belonging to Riot Games’ League of Legends, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network earlier this week. The group may also be behind the recent Twitch outages. Nevertheless, there has been some debate…

    Erwin Murillo/ The Gamer Headlines- 47 readers -
  • Maybe The N64 Rainbow Road Isn't As Great As We All Remember

    A simple mod that removes the section lap counts from N64 Rainbow Road, making it a full length, 3 lap track, like how it was back on Mario Kart 64. This was a fairly popular suggestion from comments on my other videos, so here you go. It's pretty obvious why Nintendo opted to shorten this to 1 lap, 3 laps takes...

    Yannick Lejacq/ Kotaku- 1 readers -
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