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Security

Plumber Injection Attack In Bowser's Castle 59

An anonymous reader writes to make sure is aware of Security Advisory SMB-1985-0001: Plumber Injection Attack in Bowser's Castle. "Ksplice, working in conjunction with Lakitu Cloud Security, has released a high-severity advisory about a Plumber Injection attack in multiple versions of Bowser's Castle. An Italian plumber could this bug to bypass security measures (walk through walls) in order to rescue Peach, to defeat Bowser, or for . This vulnerability is demonstrated by 'happylee-supermariobros,warped.fm2.' Attacks using this exploit have been observed in the wild, and multiple other exploits are publicly available. A has been made available."
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How Famous OS Logos Got Started Screenshot-sm 103

Shane O'Neill writes "Ronald McDonald and the NBC Peacock may get more TV air time, but today's operating systems have cool logos, too. Google, Apple, Microsoft and the Linux crowd crafted mascots ranging from cute lizards to circles of life. In this slideshow, we look at the origins of the logos and look ahead to their future."
XBox (Games)

Xbox Live Silver Accounts Now Wait a Week For Demos 108

1up notes a change in the way that Xbox Live Silver-level (free) memberships work. Now folks that don't pay will have to wait an additional week to get game demos. Microsoft's Xbox representative Major Nelson assures us it's not meant to 'annoy' users of the service, but to provide additional value to Gold subscribers. "When people talk about features they'd like to see added to an Xbox Live Gold subscription, dedicated servers, expanded buddy lists or separate bandwidth pipes for popular downloads are first to mind. Instead of adding features to the Gold experience, however, they're "enhancing" Gold subscriptions by continuing a practice started last summer of stripping Silver members of features and making them Gold-only."

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