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Massiveterra

Is our Netflix account information in jeopardy? Or is that a separate API?

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Matt

Is our Netflix account information in jeopardy? Or is that a separate API?

It shouldn't. Information like that should be stored in a local cache. But I guess you may never know with Sony.

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Unrealistic

This is exactly why a hardware company should never create their own rushed software to compete with a software company that created their own hardware. Yes, there were hardware issues, but I would rather have that then what is happening now.

I'm so ****ed off by this. I barely use this ****ing console, and now my personal data is insecure because of it? I don't honestly care what the "hackers" did. If Sony had their **** together with this patch-bull**** we call Playstation Network, this wouldn't have happened.

At least they are re-doing PSN from a security standpoint; it's the only good thing about this issue. I was just about to start purchasing multi-platform games on my PS3 because some of them are better than their counter parts. Now? No way in hell.

Edit: I understand that some of what I say may be considered flame-bait, but it is not. I'm just really ****ed off about this. I am so sick of my data being compromised as of late. First, it was Best Buy, then Ashampoo, and now Sony, which has definitely leaked the most data of mine.

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Ayepecks

Is our Netflix account information in jeopardy? Or is that a separate API?

Given how Netflix sets up remote devices, it shouldn't be.

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DPyro

What about itunes?

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anonymous10489

What about itunes?

What has iTunes got to do with things?

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Bhav

Edit: I understand that some of what I say may be considered flame-bait, but it is not. I'm just really ****ed off about this. I am so sick of my data being compromised as of late. First, it was Best Buy, then Ashampoo, and now Sony, which has definitely leaked the most data of mine.

Oh, so a software company also leaks data?

I completely understand the anger towards Sony for allowing this to happen - it should have known how to set up more robust security.

However, this is nothing to do with 1) PSN being free, or 2) Sony being a hardware company not a software company.

It's simply a serious flaw in their security set up. You think Sony designed the security system itself? Unlikely. It was probably outsourced to a number of IT security teams, who will all face the consequences of this breach.

(Granted Sony is still responsible, but it has nothing to do with free PSN)

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Unrealistic

Oh, so a software company also leaks data?

I completely understand the anger towards Sony for allowing this to happen - it should have known how to set up more robust security.

However, this is nothing to do with 1) PSN being free, or 2) Sony being a hardware company not a software company.

It's simply a serious flaw in their security set up. You think Sony designed the security system itself? Unlikely. It was probably outsourced to a number of IT security teams, who will all face the consequences of this breach.

(Granted Sony is still responsible, but it has nothing to do with free PSN)

Ashampoo sucks as well. The only reason I have anything to do with them was I was offered a free product. I unsubscribed from them, but they kept my account, including my personal information and then informed me when it was compromised. My original statement was comparing Microsoft to Sony without saying specifics. A ****ty software company is a ****ty software company.

I never said it had to do with PSN being free. And you're probably right about my statement being a fallacy as well. Regardless, at least we agree the main responsibility and problem is with Sony.

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+Audioboxer

Pretty glad I started using Lastpass a few weeks ago (none of my passwords are the same any more). Card on account has expired, I should be okay?

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bob_c_b

So happy that it's my expired credit card, old phone number and an email address I don't check more than once a month. Nice work Sony, I was going to update my account for Uncharted 3 but now I'll take a wait and see.

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Yusuf M.

My goodness. I just read the latest update on the PSN blog: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/26/update-on-playstation-network-and-qriocity/

Wow. The information that the alleged hacker(s) obtained is almost unbelievable. It really makes you wonder how something like this even happened. I truly feel sorry for the people that have been affected. It's unfair. :/

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Boz

It sucks. I'm most concerned by create card information being leaked out. This will have dire consequences on PSN because I'm pretty sure that people will be hesitant to give them CC info now, I know I won't.

But AudioBoxer.. Remember when I told you during the PSN / xbox 360 fanboy wars that PS3 and their infrastructure and games and local file system that plugs into PSN were going to get hacked in the future. Well here it is.

Sucks I know but just wanted to remind people who were saying this was nonsense and were writing responses a page long how I suck.

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rajputwarrior

how do you change your CC info? you can only do that with through the PS3 right?

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Growled

That's just terrible. And the amount of information they got is unbelievable. How could anyone go back in there and trust Sony after this?

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Unrealistic

You can't change any information yet, since PSN is still down.

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DirtyLarry

Well this certainly sucks. Really not much else to say other then that. It is truly a shame this happened, and I think it may lead me to just use PSN cards in the near future. They cost the exact same price as using my CC on the PSN, so I figure it is a case of it is better to be safe then sorry. Although I really doubt it would happen twice, one just never knows, especially since Sony now has a huge target on their back.

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rajputwarrior

pain in the ass situation. i hope sony burns for this if people's personal information gets compromised due to all of this. no matter what it comes down to, this is all sony's responsibility.

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Massiveterra

I really hope no one used their debit card. Its rather easy to despute any fraudulent charges on a credit card. And after this fiasco, all banks should be aware by now. This is basically front page news on most news sites.

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spenser.d

Despite the fact that ID theft is serious business, I still laughed...

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Noveed

Despite the fact that ID theft is serious business, I still laughed...

Ditto, although I am concerned about my details, I think the last thing I purchased on PSN was warhawk a few years ago and I think my debit card has been renewed a few times since then so it still has the old details on there. Fingers crossed though nothing serious was taken

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spudtrooper

Ditto, although I am concerned about my details, I think the last thing I purchased on PSN was warhawk a few years ago and I think my debit card has been renewed a few times since then so it still has the old details on there. Fingers crossed though nothing serious was taken

Usually banks only refresh expiration dates on debit cards, not give new numbers.

If any of you have purchased anything on PSN and your CC info is saved, i'd call your bank right now and request a new card before it becomes a problem. I would also contact the credit reporting agencies and put a 90 day fraud alert on your account so no one can open any credit cards using your information.

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Tharp Daddy

Wow, this is a pretty big issue. Glad I held off on purchasing a Ps3 so by the time i get one all my info will be more secure. Sorry to hear this happened, I bet there are some heads rolling for this.

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