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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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More Sony hacking news, SOE also down.

More Sony hacking news, SOE also down.

Sony had a press conference on Saturday to address the PSN security incident. A couple things have been clarified that were previously misreported.  I, and others, read into the statement that the user information table was not encrypted to mean that the passwords may have been stored in plain text – this is not the case.  Sony has stated that the passwords were ‘cryptohashed’.  This still doesn’t mean that...

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PSN Outage update

PSN Outage update

So.  Sony has relased that the table that held personal information was not encrypted (and the passwords were in clear text then??) but the table or database that held the credit card information was encrypted.  So perhaps your credit cards are safe. There has been some complaints of unauthorized credit card usage but it may or may not be linked to the data breach. One other interesting tidbit is that Sony made a point of...

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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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Sony and the ‘Streisand Effect’

Sony and the ‘Streisand Effect’

Sony is suing George Hotz (geohot) the hacker that released the full code to allow your PS3 to run any code you want – like Linux, which was marketed as being available at one time under the PS3’s ‘Other OS’ features but removed recently.  They are also trying to get anyone to take down the keys that were found by the Fail0verflow crew.  Funny, since whoever runs the @KevinButler (the fake Sony employee from...

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