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Posted 4/26/11
so for those who have just gotten a recent email from Sony "see spoiler" shit is going down. Now for those who are saying anonymous did this, no there is no reason for them to risk so many members by getting there personal info. I have never seen a hacking level on this scale before in a long time. What surprises me more is the fact that Sony could have prevented this from happening and yes I do mean they could have prevented this. Now i am sure some of you know the ps3 is able to be "modded" to run home brew and "back ups" I have done this my self because I buy something I own it, I don't care what hidden contract they make me sign when i buy it "look it up people". Now the "modifiers" a huge security flaw in sony's network and guess what they tried to tell sony, my self included. What did sony do? Just ignore the emails and didn't care, Here is a fact for you. When you buy off the psn "or used to with a debit/credit-card" sony did not use any secure severs or http's to do so, so any novice hacker could figure out how to obtain some ones personal info. This is just ironic on their level and well all I have to say is if my info was stolen I will get my payback. so thoughts on this?

http://gbatemp.net/t279555-sony-not-using-secure-connections-in-ps3
http://www.ps3news.com/PlayStation-3-PSN-News/researchers-use-ps3-cluster-to-reveal-an-internet-security-flaw/


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Posted 4/26/11 , edited 4/26/11
i heard of it from here

i wonder what sony will do now
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Posted 4/26/11
For now I guess PSN members who used their cards will have to monitor their card activity closely.
Posted 4/26/11
Good thing I never bought anything off there.
Posted 4/26/11
Sony just screwed up something? Stupid, idiotic sony....
Posted 4/26/11
For some reason, I knew that was the case. Good thing I never bought anything.
Posted 4/26/11 , edited 4/26/11
Oh just when I was getting back into gaming. Though I can still browse internet TV on it.
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Posted 4/26/11 , edited 4/26/11
theyll get better security...




same thing happened with epsilon. They say its just emails that were stolen but cmon you know it was more than that not same same exact thing but people didnt make a huge deal about it.


either way i like steam the best
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Posted 4/27/11
good thing i never "buy" anything.. yar har fiddle dee dee!
Posted 4/27/11
Silly sony, you throwing the word 'vigilant' around is just making you seem even more incompetent. I'll give you a hint: Don't use words you don't understand.

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Posted 4/27/11

moratorium wrote:

theyll get better security...




same thing happened with epsilon. They say its just emails that were stolen but cmon you know it was more than that not same same exact thing but people didnt make a huge deal about it.


either way i like steam the best


Most gamers are idiots period. I have 3 systems mind you and just play for the games. Well hmm some people are making a bit of deal here because like me i knew this was going happen, and what did sony do? Not a damn thing. I know they had the issues with the whole root key and lg suing them because they broke patent laws with the bluray . Come on tough "besides lg" your customer base should be protected 1st. That's all i am going to say on this, no poinf in dragging out I just hope sony learns from this.
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Posted 4/27/11
I just got my Playstation 3 on Christmas and I don't have a PS3 game or needed to buy anything from psn yet so this doesn't affect me.
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Posted 4/27/11
Really annoyed with their lack of security. New debit card ordered and the old one blocked, changed some of my passwords too.
Posted 4/27/11
Sucks that such a thing happens, especially to a hug corporation like Sony. This is going to have ripple effects for a loooong time.
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Posted 4/29/11
Taken from someone else.


The whole talk about the credit card info being sent over the network in "plain text" doesn't apply to unmodified PS3s. The report was written in regards to those who have put Custom Firmware (CFW) on their PS3.

In order to access PSN, a console must verify the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate verifying integrity of security between networks. Since CFW PS3's cant access PSN without it, someone released an SSL spoofer.. so it would tell PSN the link is encrypted and secure, but in doing so, the PS3 is proxied over to bypass the SSL connection.

In short, that means instead of connecting to PSN normally through HTTPS (encrypted protocol) the proxy would send out any data from the PS3 in "plain text."

So all those who used CFWed PS3's and connected to PSN, trying to buy stuff from the store have all put their Credit Card and personal data out in the internet in plain text for anyone to snag.

That isn't the case for PSN via legitimate firmware.
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