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Hacker shows how to get free iOS in-app purchase content in major Apple security breach (video)

In app purchase hack certificate

A Russian hacker has uncovered a serious breach in Apple's iOS App Store in-app purchase model that allows anyone to get access to pretty much any in-app purchase content completely for free. Surprisingly easy to set up, the model just requires the installation of two security certificates, followed by you entering a different DNS server in your Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. That's it.

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Farewell old comrade: Lada 2107 discontinued

Farewell Lada 2107

Today we say farewell to the Lada 2107. Ff you’re not familiar with the Lada, no worries, consider yourself graced.

The Lada 2107 has been running around the streets of the former Soviet Union since the 1970s. The body style hasn’t changed much since the Lada’s origins of being a Fiat. But alas, “It's time to say goodbye,” says Igor Burenkov of AvtoVAZ. Lada is expecting demand for newer-body-styled cars from consumers. On that note, we say farewell; or better yet, До свидания, друг.

Read More | Ria.ru

Nissan is set to bring back the Datsun nameplate in emerging markets

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The rumors are true; Nissan is bringing back the Datsun nameplate. Now before your mind goes into nostalgia, reminiscing about a Datsun 240z and the possibility something similar might come back, we can confirm it’s most likely not.

Nissan aims for the Datsun nameplate to play a huge role in emerging markets, such as Indonesia, India, and Russia as an affordable, yet well equipped option out the box for consumers. This is one of the primary reasons why we won't see Datsun in the States, as Nissan already achieved this with its own name. Follow the jump to read to full, yet brief, press release.

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Google pays Russian hacker $60k for bypassing Chrome’s sandbox

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Google, Internet, Mods / Hacks

Google Pwnium Hack Sandbox

It wasn’t too long ago I was in the Eastern Block of Europe. As you would expect, I had my run in with hackers, excessive vodka drinking, and the mob. But nothing quite says "Russia," like hackers. You want free software? They got it. So it comes to us to no surprise that a Russian university student hacked Google Chrome with bypassing the sandbox.

Now before you get alarmed and up your antivirus and firewalls, Google okayed this hack; more so, it was a competition put on by Google. The hack was the handy work of Sergey Glazunov, who is a regular contributor to Google’s security research department. Glazunov scored a payoff of $60,000 in Google’s new Pwnium hacker contest which began to run this year as an alternative to Pwn2Own.

According to Justin Schuh, a member of the Chrome security team, Glazunov’s by-pass was Chrome specific, which allowed him to bypass the sandbox entirely. Furthermore he added that Glazunov’s work was “very impressive” and would allow the hacker to do anything on the machine. However, bypassing the sandbox is not a trivial matter; that is why Google paid out $60,000 for the hack. A fix has already been released.

Read More | ZDNet

Russian engineer builds radio-controlled hovering DeLorean car

Ever since I was a child, I always wanted a hover car. More so, I wanted a car what was iconic. Now, granted, any hover car would be iconic, but I wanted something that would be undeniably cool regardless of what era the car was seen in. Well, with a few bucks, some creativity, and a little time on your hands, the dream is now possible.

Back over in the Motherland, a Russian engineer has built a radio-controlled hover car based on the DeLorean from Back to the Future. His mantra for the project is “Where we’re going, who needs roads?” which we find appropriate for the build. Though this isn’t a full size replica, it’s still one hell of a bragging right. Check the video above!


Someone won a $5,000 vacation for using 419 GB of 3G data in one week

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Here in the U.S., the days of unlimited data are over, unless you've been grandfathered in on an older plan (and even those are now being throttled!) However, unlimited data is still running rampant and wild in the land of Russia.

Russian carrier MegaFon held a competition to see which of its customers could use the most data--seriously, imagine that happening in America. There were more than 1 million rubles ($33,000) in prizes at stake. The winner, who used a staggering 419 GB of data in just one week, won an overseas vacation valued at about $5,000. Though we’re not sure how he used 21-megbits-per-second, we stand in awe of both the user, and the mobile carrier that encouraged the bahavior. So if you ever find yourself in Mother Russia, just remember, over there you don’t use data, data uses you.

Read More | C News

Xbox Live expands to nine new countries this fall

Xbox Live

It’s hard to imagine that, with over 20 million members worldwide, that isn’t available in all Xbox 360 territories, but it’s true. However, we just got word that later this fall nine countries will be granted access to Microsoft’s online gaming community. Gamers in Brazil, Russia, Poland, Chile, Columbia, Greece, Hungary, South Africa, and Czech Republic will all be able to jump in. That potentially means there’ll be a lot of new people available to play against, and you just know that we’ll be seeing a marked increase in Zangief usage in Super Street Fighter IV. Better start prepping now.


Satellite Crash Causes Space Trash

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science, Transportation

Space TrashAfter last week’s collision of two satellites in space, experts estimate tens of thousands of pieces of space junk that they will now have to monitor. They already track over 17,000 pieces larger than 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The incident occurred between a U.S. Iridium commercial satellite and a derelict Russian military one about 500 miles above the planet. The FAA has received reports of falling debris over Texas, which could be related to the crash but was not confirmed. Either way, it may be 10,000 years before the floating stuff, seen in this artist’s rendering, will not be a threat to other satellites.

Read More | MSNBC

Runflier Stalker Takes Flight

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Transportation

Runflier StalkerRussian Designer/Inventor Alexander Begak has designed the Runflier Stalker, the next generation of his Evolution. The airborne vehicle takes off from a short runway and can travel almost a thousand miles without refueling at a speed of up to 124 mph. It is made of Kevlar and weighs only about 300 lbs. Because it is made of the plastic material, it is invisible to radar and can take photos both day and night, as well as perform mapping and patrolling duties. Look for the Stalker in a war near you.

Read More | Inventor Spot

Gresso New Years Bull USB Flash Drive

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Design, Storage

Bull Flash Drives

While 2009 may be the year of the Ox, Russia’s Gresso is offering a limited edition New Year Collection of Bull USB Flash Drives. All 2009 pieces are made of 200 year-old Royal mahogany wood. Each is laser engraved and hand polished. Choose between 4 and 8GB. They are being offered by Bely Veter Tsifrovoi’s stores at a cost of “1 590 rub.” We are not sure what that translates into in dollars (is it one at 590 or 1590?,) but we know it will cost some bucks.

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