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Playstation 3 PSN Users: READ THIS

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Plugs, 26 Apr 2011.

  1. Woodspoon

    Woodspoon What's a Dremel?

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    After years of putting up with console owners saying how insecure PC's are, it's time for a quiet chuckle.
    He he he
     
  2. Highland3r

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    The worst part of this (for me) isn't the disclosure of passwords (they're changeable) or credit card information (again, cancel card get a new one) but potentially the release of security questions & answers....
    Pretty hard to change your mothers maiden name or place of birth (unless you make up something new but that introduces the risk you'd forget it).

    Maybe not a huge concern, but could allow malicious people future access to peoples accounts even post a password change.

    Sucks, we don't even own a PS3 - we use Qirocity via Blu-Ray player which shares the PSN network.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Thank god for A: Not telling PSN to store my details for the one purchase I made, B: Using an email address exclusive to PSN, C: Not needing to care.
     
  4. Nicho133

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    A bit off-topic but this kind of reminds me of why I don't trust the cloud. Imagine in the future if we all stored our data in the cloud, and someone hacked into the service and got access to every piece of data you have.

    On topic, the PSN network has been down for a while now, hopefully they can get it back up and running soon.
     
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  6. Neoki

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    Damn you beat me to it :p
     
  7. Nutyy

    Nutyy Widden Palettes

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    Just went down to my bank and they reassured me that i would be safe keeping my current details and if my account was wiped they would offer a full refund and offer a new card. So now i know im safe
     
  8. Guinevere

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    My understanding is they were connected to a "trusted" network and it was that fact which allowed some piggy-backing to go on.
     
  9. dave_salmon

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    Just saw a Beeb news report that ended with the words "..it's not clear if the playstation netwrok will be up again." Wut?


    Edit: I don't actually think it's dead and not coming back, I was just pointing to funnies..
     
  10. dave_salmon

    dave_salmon What's a Dremel?

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    I don't like the idea of clouds either. I read an article about how they'd like everything to become cloud based so you have some barebones hardware and a tiny amount of storage and your OS/programs/games/files/etc will be streamed to you.
     
  11. David

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    "All your Mastercards are belong to us"
     
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  12. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    :D:D:thumb:
     
  13. Seabrook

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    Apparently the credit card details were encrypted, and therefore not lost. But all the person details weren't encrypted... Seems a bit of an odd system to me. Surely everything should be encrypted, even my grandmother would know to do that...
     
  14. dave_salmon

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    Another ARS article.

    Apprently a few dozen people are convinced they have been the victims of fraud. The quoted stories do smell of comment from the sorts of idiot and troll that lurke the boards over there.
     
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    985323 I am Jack's smirking revenge

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    From the PSN blog: "The personal data table, which is a separate data set, was not encrypted."
     
  17. themax

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    Rueters and the The Guardian are reporting that hackers in underground forums are shopping around a DB of information taken (2.2 million accounts) from the PSN server containing the CC# and CVV. Sony has never asked nor required the CVV so I question the validity of that claim, which is now making headlines already.
     

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