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PC Games (Games)

Submission + - EA puts DRM into Crysis Warhead on Steam (steampowered.com)

DragonTHC writes: "I just bought Crysis: Warhead and Crysis Wars on Steam. Much to my surprise, EA included the SecuROM DRM rootkit in Crysis: Warhead and Crysis Wars, despite there being no physical media. This DRM rootkit is in place to use EA's draconian Activation service. If I bought the game on Steam, why do I need to use EA's activation service? Isn't steam a DRM platform already? Isn't that enough?"
Databases

Journal Journal: TD Ameritrade found unauthorized code in its database

TD Ameritrade is releasing some interesting findings going back to complaints over the past year of selling customer info to pump and dump spammers. The article goes on to state that: UserIDs, personal identification numbers and passwords were not stored in that particular database, and so client assets remain secure, it added. Information that was taken from the database includes email addresses, names, addresses and phone numbers of both retail and institutional clients.

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