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#1 Ironman273

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 14:26

Sony resetting some PSN passwords as a 'precautionary measure'
BY SHARIF SAKR

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PSN users around the world have been booting up their various consoles only to be confronted with a message saying their passwords are incorrect. They've then had to go through the rigmarole of creating new login details, usually while still in the dark as to what happened to their accounts in the first place -- and whether they might have been hacked. Sony has since put out an explanation via various official channels in the US, EU and Japan, saying that only "some" users have been affected and that the password resets are "purely a precautionary measure" for "routine protection." We've contacted the company for clarification on its policy about contacting users individually in this sort of situation, and also to see if we can find out a little more about this "non-specific" threat to certain accounts.

 

 

Source: Engadget




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Posted 26 November 2013 - 14:28

here we go again...



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 15:50

Good, Better safe than sorry I say. I never had to reset mine.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 15:51

I heard credit card details were stored in a PDF file this time!



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 16:35

Strange routine protection that needs such 'precautionary measure' :/

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 17:15

That's why I started using two-factor authentication for my MS account (which of course covers my X1) and why I hope Sony adds support for that for psn accounts.

It is a bit of an annoyance, but it just gives me more of a peace of mind that if something should go wrong, I'm a little safer.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 17:17

I did notice some issues with connecting to the PSN Last night.   Kept getting could not contact server errors.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 17:19

Wouldn't be surprised if its anyone listed in the leaked adobe password lists.. lots of places are taking those lists and forcing precautionary password changes.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 17:22

Wouldn't be surprised if its anyone listed in the leaked adobe password lists.. lots of places are taking those lists and forcing precautionary password changes.

Dreamhost did this.  I got an email from them saying my email was found in the list and to change my password on various sites in the event it is targetted.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 17:39

Dreamhost did this.  I got an email from them saying my email was found in the list and to change my password on various sites in the event it is targetted.

 

Unfortunately i had my account in the list.. i got forced changes from Facebook, LinkedIn.. and a few other sites.. heck, i think even when Ubisoft was hacked they got my info there too. 



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 17:41

Unfortunately i had my account in the list.. i got forced changes from Facebook, LinkedIn.. and a few other sites.. heck, i think even when Ubisoft was hacked they got my info there too. 

Didn't get change requests from Facebook, or anything.  Ubisoft did make me change my password though.  It's good to see companies looking out for their users.. even if it is to avoid legal problems.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 17:44

"Precautinary measure", yeah, sounds like they got hacked AGAIN.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 18:24

"Precautinary measure", yeah, sounds like they got hacked AGAIN.

 

They didn't get hacked.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 19:19

Wouldn't be surprised if its anyone listed in the leaked adobe password lists.. lots of places are taking those lists and forcing precautionary password changes.

 

Yeah, that's what I thought when I heard it was for certain customers. That leak exposed a ton of email/password combos. Maybe SONY combed trough their database and saw a certain pattern emerging and decided to play if safe.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 19:34

My password got reset, no idea what "Precautionary measures" needed to be taken in regards to my account. Unless the automated system considered me a potential mental health risk for purchasing digital copy of CoD:Ghosts and wanted to stave off any emotional breakdown that may result. Cheers Sony :)