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« on: Wed 27 April, 2011 - 07:17 pm »

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10721746




Police are warning people to be vigilant online following the hacking of millions of Sony PlayStation accounts worldwide.

Sony has warned that hackers stole password, birthday and other data about users of its PlayStation Network that connected PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles to online games, films and more.

Up to 77 million accounts were compromised.


 
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« Reply #1 on: Wed 27 April, 2011 - 07:31 pm »

The passwords will be encrypted surely 
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« Reply #2 on: Wed 27 April, 2011 - 09:11 pm »

Or hashed, they're morons if they're storing credit card details too, I'm hoping the reports of stolen passwords and credit card details are just from an uninformed reporter/editor
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« Reply #3 on: Wed 27 April, 2011 - 09:44 pm »

Unfortunately, a lot of devices with solid links to a store will give the option of saving CC details for faster buying; saw that with iTunes but don't own a PS3 yet so don't know if they do the same.
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« Reply #4 on: Wed 27 April, 2011 - 10:01 pm »

But the usual/best practice is to use a super-secure service such as DPS to store them, and they just store a token that only allows them to receive money from the credit card, so even if the hackers get the tokens, they can't benefit in any way, that's how I do it in all the systems I implement anyway - I'd imagine Sony used the same kind of system
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« Reply #5 on: Wed 27 April, 2011 - 10:17 pm »

Hope so
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« Reply #6 on: Sat 30 April, 2011 - 04:29 pm »

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10722376

so it was encrypted, still better to use a dedicated service and just store tokens
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« Reply #7 on: Sat 4 June, 2011 - 04:55 pm »

And Sony f**ks up again, second time hacked and they stored passwords and other sensitive info as plain text Brought to you by dab


http://www.3news.co.nz/Sony-hacked-again-user-accounts-compromised/tabid/412/articleID/213730/Default.aspx
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« Reply #8 on: Sun 5 June, 2011 - 09:48 am »

FFS, I was reading an article or saw on tv the other day that Sony are trying to get back to the top of innovative tech companies, their careless protection of their customers information isn't going to help much with that though
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« Reply #9 on: Sun 5 June, 2011 - 12:11 pm »

It's fricken a bit sad. A few years back, they were on top of a lot of things. They had the gaming console thing totally sewn up. Managed to drop the ball in a lot of areas. eek
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« Reply #10 on: Sat 25 June, 2011 - 10:15 am »

http://thenextweb.com/industry/2011/06/24/sony-cut-online-security-staff-two-weeks-before-it-was-hacked/
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« Reply #11 on: Sat 25 June, 2011 - 11:10 am »

eek ooOOoh. Well, I figured something like that or Microsoft
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« Reply #12 on: Sat 25 June, 2011 - 05:02 pm »

Reading all this Sony stuff is putting me off going anywhere near the site to buy a PSP game for son   eek   He was asking me last night when he was going to be able to get one and I told him I wasn't keen since all this crap has been going on.  Oh and I have no idea what currency is used when buying a game (should I be nice or stooooooooooooooooopid enough to attempt a purchase)   
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« Reply #13 on: Sat 25 June, 2011 - 05:38 pm »

I'm a teeny bit worried too as I mean to buy the new PSP when they come out, and as I understand it they have done away with the drive, so that the only way you can get games in online through the store. But to get around problems, I will use a Visa Debit to an account I never use, and only put money into it for specific purchases. That way, there's not so much chance of being ripped off.
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« Reply #14 on: Sat 25 June, 2011 - 07:39 pm »

Reading all this Sony stuff is putting me off going anywhere near the site to buy a PSP game for son   eek   He was asking me last night when he was going to be able to get one and I told him I wasn't keen since all this crap has been going on.  Oh and I have no idea what currency is used when buying a game (should I be nice or stooooooooooooooooopid enough to attempt a purchase)   
If you use the official Sony site to purchase it will probably give you a converted price.
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