Topic Title: Origin may be hacked
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Created On: 06/17/2014 05:59 PM
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 06/17/2014 05:59 PM
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There's a bit of controversy on the web at the moment as a group that is called UGLegion claims to have hacked Origin. To back that up they posted a snippet of info with their results on pastebin and then uploaded a downloadable text file containing close to 1.2 million user accounts including email address and passwords. 

The list contains email accounts from Google, Microsoft (Hotmail and Live) and Yahoo! and other webmail services. It appears that every user in the list had registered an origin account using all four main services and in some cases variations of the same username are visible.

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 06/17/2014 06:27 PM
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EA Origin not hacked, confirms false alarm

Instead of freaking out and changing your password as fast as possible, we recommend checking your email for any suspicious communications. It's far more likely that the creators of this hoax are aiming to attack users with a second stage than it is that they've gotten your password in the first place.

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 06/17/2014 06:38 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion EA Origin not hacked, confirms false alarm Instead of freaking out and changing your password as fast as possible, we recommend checking your email for any suspicious communications. It's far more likely that the creators of this hoax are aiming to attack users with a second stage than it is that they've gotten your password in the first place.

That's a relief......



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 06/17/2014 07:54 PM
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I don't buy games that require Origin or Steam, so I was hoping it was real.

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 06/23/2014 09:15 AM
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No.

The topic title should be something like:

 

"You are being hacked by Origin, you dumb f**k !!!"

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"Another company is selling your personal information, and you are not getting a percentage either you little f**k !!!"

 

 

Go for GoG. Drm-free. Respect.



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 06/23/2014 07:56 PM
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I can't say I'm someone who hates EA, Origin, or Steam with a passion, as I have them both installed with many games and there doesn't seem to be much evidence that they've harmed me directly in any major way.  But I'm willing to support a new idea or outfit if they offer something better ... I just checked GOG.com, and what with them actually selling the old version of Sensible Soccer really cheap, you can bet I'm going to sign up with them and buy that old classic, at least for starters.  Then I'll start paying more attention to them and other games they start offering.



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 06/23/2014 08:07 PM
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I don't see what's wrong with going back to optical media and disk verification checks, the way they did it in the 90s and early 2000s, made popular again with the TAGES DRM which checks for special sectors in the disk to verify its authenticity. Heaven forbid you have to have an optical drive and physical media anymore!

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 06/23/2014 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion I don't see what's wrong with going back to optical media and disk verification checks, the way they did it in the 90s and early 2000s, made popular again with the TAGES DRM which checks for special sectors in the disk to verify its authenticity. Heaven forbid you have to have an optical drive and physical media anymore!

 

Whoa!  Careful with that attitude, as it will no doubt lead *somebody* to say something to you like, "Hey, it's not 1998 anymore." 

 

Yeah, I guess I feel spoiled by online and electronic ordering and delivery now.  I only have a small pile of DVDs here on my desk for games that I'm trying to finish ... everything else is cloud.  Even when I installed my new SSD recently, I needed to borrow the SATA cables that I was using from my DVD burner, which I decided to just take out because I didn't think I needed it anymore (although I do have a Blu-ray player in this rig, which I still kept).



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 06/23/2014 10:50 PM
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Here's an idea: Games shipping with a USB security key (a very small micro dongle sized key) which must be connected to your computer in order to play the game online. The game servers would check for the presence of that key, which acts as your unique identifier, would prevent copying, and people who play the game offline would not be subjected to anything but the honor system. Motherboards ship with 8 USB ports, or more, as standard with expansions for many more (plus keyboards, cases, and even monitors have USB ports on them) so it wouldn't be any inconvenience.

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 06/24/2014 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion I don't see what's wrong with going back to optical media and disk verification checks, the way they did it in the 90s and early 2000s, made popular again with the TAGES DRM which checks for special sectors in the disk to verify its authenticity. Heaven forbid you have to have an optical drive and physical media anymore!

 

Well, i can sense a little nostalgia there, and it's perfectly understandable.

 

And having physical copies of files and games in a rom disk is one of the safest and best backup ways a user can (additionaly) choose.

A hard disk can fail. It's usually too late to use a program that restores deleted or corrupted data, due mostly to inexperience or user interference.

An ssd can fail too. As can a flash drive.

 

A physical disk, on the other hand, is a medium designed for greater long-term endurance and user-friendliness. It will probably last more than we shall live to see it fail, with a little care from us.

 

Now the cons.

A little while ago, i bought a retail copy of batman arkham city collectors edition, which it failed mid-setup to install. Every single time.

The particular game uses SecuROM + SecuROM PA + Xlive.

Something was conflicting in my system.

Was it my fault as well ? Probably, though i could install any game properly at that time.

Did i manage to install and enjoy my expensive game ? No.

I found another way ......., a less "decent" way, ............ to play my newly bought "decent" game..........

 

The real drawback, though, is the horrible limited speed of a cd/ dvd or even a blu-ray disk.

Just compare the installation time of any 4-dvd modern game to an .iso, and you will see what i'm talking about.

Or a windows clean installation through a usb3 flash drive or hdd/ ssd.

 

Online only games can lead to disaster as well, though.

Remember the recent SimCity's disastrous launch ?

Or Diablo III's launch ?

 

Considering the fact that more and more companies are "breached" by hackers (sony,ea,ebay), and seeing how the the old trusted google is expanding and trying to consume anything along the way, one can start seeing patterns.

Patterns that violate your personal rights.

 

Bottom line is, i see these hacks/ breaches online and i laugh. In a sad kind of way.

It reminds me that safety online is just an illusion that serves marketing purposes, as it is offline.

 

But i do want the technology progress to serve my needs. My choices. My hard earned money.

And i have every right to demand better services.

Not the fast food we are fed.

 

I use steam as well but nothing else. Go for GoG. DRM-free.

Respect.

 



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Edited: 06/24/2014 at 01:42 PM by backFireX64
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