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When our forefathers were amending the constitution for the fifth time, they probably didn't have TrueCrypt-locked hard drives in mind. However, a ruling from the 11th Circuit Appeals Court has upheld the right of an anonymous testifier to not forcibly decrypt their data. The case relates to a Jon ...

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Hackers, like life, will find a way. Sony knows that all too well thanks to the PSP, but so far the PlayStation 3 has stood strong in the face of legions of nerds trying to find a way to exploit it. A potentially major breakthrough may have been made, though, as well-known PS3 hacker StreetskaterFU...

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Have you ever wanted to walk through walls in MMO? How about telepathically sense the locations of all the good drops in a zone, or make invisible things very, very visible? A blog post by game designer Raph Koster (of Ultima Online and now Metaplace fame) will tell you how! Admittedly, Koster does...

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Callers, your worst nightmare is coming true... maybe. According to a report, a group of hackers at the Black Hat conference in Washington D.C. claim that they're able to hack GSM calls with equipment costing about $1,000. If you believe the team (and we're inclined to at least have a listen), the...

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Callers, your worst nightmare is coming true... maybe. According to a report, a group of hackers at the Black Hat conference in Washington D.C. claim that they're able to hack GSM calls with equipment costing about $1,000. If you believe the team (and we're inclined to at least have a listen), the...

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In the words of the sainted Professor Farnsworth: "Good news, everybody everyone!" The iPhone/iPod touch dev team has decrypted the iPhone 1.1.1 and iPod touch ramdisks. So what does this mean, loyal TUAW readers? It means that you're getting really close to free, non-commercial 1.1.1 unlocks put to...

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It wouldn't take too many minutes of perusing the archives here to realize that we're fans of obscure emulation feats, and this one certainly ranks pretty high up there. Apparently, Capcom's CPS-3 arcade system board has finally been cracked, which means that the next logical step of bringing titl...

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Once again, Team C+D has decrypted Sony's latest firmware. Although this doesn't provide anything tangible for end users, this is a crucial first step in creating new custom firmware. While the decryption was expected, the poem written by the team was not: 3.30 Decrypter! * From Team Create+Destroy...

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Firmware 3.11 was released unceremoniously, and the homebrew community has already decrypted it. Like last time, this decryption will most likely lead to another version of Dark_Alex's open-edition firmware, which combines the functionality of Sony's official firmware releases with the ability to ru...

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that the homebrew community has miraculously decrypted the latest PSP firmware in less than 24 hours. The homebrew community seems to be at war against Sony, who's desperately trying to close the security holes in their firmware and slow down the rampant piracy that ...

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Just to help you keep track of it all: Nov 20 - Firmware 3.00 available. Nov 21 - Suspicious "security issue" found. Nov 22 - Firmware 3.01 available. Nov 22 - Firmware 3.00 and 3.01 decrypted. Noobz, a popular PSP coder, proudly announced that the newly released 3.01 firmware has been decrypted. Wh...

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Sony's not doing well in this battle against homebrewers. Although they just released 2.81 (to very little fanfare), the hacking community never seems more than a step or two behind. Firmware emulation has been an option for many people with 1.5 PSPs, as it gives them the flexibility of running all ...

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