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Sony E3 conference roundup

Sony E3 conference roundup

Here is a highlight from Sony’s E3 conference: To start Jack Trenton got on stage with a peach shirt that clashed with his blue tie that didn’t go well with his suit.  Oh, and he apologized for the PSN outage – even though they clearly have not cleaned up their act yet. Verdict: Failsauce – A half-hearted apology and shitty tie won’t excuse your lack of respect for privacy of your customers and their...

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PlayStation Network hackers have all your personal data

PlayStation Network hackers have all your personal data

It seems as though Sony is now copping to the fact that the hackers behind the ‘external intrusion’ of the PSN network used to play PS3 and PSP games online have stolen personal information such as PSN users’ “name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID.”  It is currently not know if Billing address, password...

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Does Sony’s 3.56 firmware have a rootkit in it?

According to a thread on neogaf [I know, I know ;)] the 3.56 version of the PS3 firmware allegedly contains a rootkit that allows Sony to remotely execute code on your PS3 when you connect to do anything that Sony wants to do – without your knowledge or approval. Unless this is somehow patched out in custom firmware versions you will likely not be able to connect to the Playstation Network with modified firmware. Related...

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Sony hits crack pipe, states they are no longer playing catch-up with Xbox Live.

“…At this stage of the game when I really look at PSN and the entire offering I think we’re in great shape,” claims Sony’s Eric Lempel. “I don’t think there’s a lot of â??catch upâ? [with XBL] anymore. In some cases, I think we’ve got more, and we’ve got some other things they don’t have.” Put the pipe down, Eric. Let me help you with your list of future...

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