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  1. Hey guys, this morning at 6:30, i got an email from Codemasters saying their website was hacked... Here is the message

    Important information regarding your account



    Dear valued Codemasters customer,


    On Friday 3rd June, unauthorised entry was gained to our Codemasters.com website. As soon as the intrusion was detected, we immediately took codemasters.com and associated web services offline in order to prevent any further intrusion.


    During the days since the attack we have conducted a thorough investigation in order to ascertain the extent and scope of the breach and have regrettably discovered that the intruder was able to gain access to the following:


    Codemasters.com website


    Access to the Codemasters corporate website and sub-domains.


    DiRT 3 VIP code redemption page


    Access to the DiRT 3 VIP code redemption page.


    The Codemasters EStore


    We believe the following have been compromised: Customer names and addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords and order history. Please note that no personal payment information was stored with Codemasters as we use external payment providers, meaning your payment details were not at risk from this intrusion.


    Codemasters CodeM database


    Members' names, usernames, screen names, email addresses, date of birth, encrypted passwords, newsletter preferences, any biographies entered by users, details of last site activity, IP addresses and Xbox Live Gamertags are all believed to have been compromised.


    Whilst we do not have confirmation that any of this data was actually downloaded onto an external device, we have to assume that, as access was gained, all of these details were compromised and/or stolen.


    The Codemasters.com website will remain offline for the foreseeable future with all Codemasters.com traffic re-directed to the Codemasters Facebook page instead. A new website will launch later in the year.




    For your security, in the first instance we advise you to change any passwords you have associated with other Codemasters accounts. If you use the same login information for other sites, you should change that information too. Furthermore, be extra cautious of potential scams, via email, phone, or post that ask you for personal or sensitive information. Please note that Codemasters will never ask you for any payment data such as credit card numbers or bank account details, nor will Codemasters ask you for passwords or other personal identifying data. Be aware too of fraudulent emails that may outwardly appear to be from Codemasters with links inviting you to visit websites. The safest way to visit your favourite websites is always by typing in the address manually into the address bar of your browser.


    Unfortunately, Codemasters is the latest victim in on-going targeted attacks against numerous game companies. We assure you that we are doing everything within our legal means to track down the perpetrators and take action to the full extent of the law.


    We apologise for this incident and regret any inconvenience caused.


    We are contacting all customers who may have been affected directly.


    Should you have any concerns or wish to speak to a member of our Customer Services team, please email them at [email protected]



    I always wanted to change all my passwords to stronger ones, but now I really have a reason to. Anyone else get this email?

  2. I'm going to assume that those are the only two games you've ever played then.


    I don't usually go for the scary games. I'm looking through my games and don't have any of the ones that have been listed (except minecraft).


    Nah jk. I've played the rct series, dirt 2, flight simulator x, grid, blur, nfs shift, burnout paradise, portal, portal 2, nfs hot pursuit, and the free blackops multiplayer weekend thing. And some other games for gamecube, ds, and wii. LOL.

  3. I haven't had any issue reactivating Windows 7 Pro - ever.


    And the copy I use on my primary rig has been reinstalled reactivated at least a dozen times in the past year. Using retail version disk.


    But also same on my HTPC with digital downloaded version of Windows 7 Pro. Have reinstalled it twice in the last 12 months without any problems reactivating.


    The OEM is different than the retail version, it technically doesn't allow you to change motherboards. Just call MS and tell them you need to replace your motherboard, and if the question further, lie and tell them it broke. whistling.gif

  4. I can see that the Scythe might not be the best of quality; the nobs are a little wiggly, the unit itself warms up quite a bit, etc. but it is one of the best ones out there. And if you need a fan power splitter they have some cheap ones HERE.

  5. I might like one if you had ones with LED's built in, maybe in different flavors; blue, red and green? LED's run on DC, right? So no need for a converter or anything, just a molex connector... My case has mesh in the front, so this product isn't necessary for me, but it sounds like a a good idea. Stick with it :D

  6. I use the Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25" Bay Fan Controller, looks like it would be low quality from the website, but it's really good. The display is nice, good colors, it comes with 6 thermal sensors, and has plenty of power for fans. Check it out HERE

  7. I have my entire music and pictures libraries moved to another drive - I think iTunes defaults to storing your music in your music library wherever you have it.


    I got that down, but it stores a backup file for my iPod touch in the temporary files in app data, and it takes up like 10GB or so... I should probably just Google it.

  8. That program just solved my problem, +1

    So it turns out it was my Dad's temp folder... has butt-loads of classical music in there... But how did it get in there? and would he still use it? could I just cut and paste into my storage drive? is there a way to make it so it doesn't get downloaded there? It was 33.2GB worth of classical music.... crazy! Otherwise, I think everything else looks pretty good. Any more suggestions?


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