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Tuesday, 26 April 2011 08:46

PlayStation Network still down

Written by David Stellmack
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Credit Card theft unlikely because of SSL
While the PlayStation Network is still down as Sony continues to work on it, the big news has been the amount of rumbling by many who are wondering if their credit card data was subject to breach due to the intrusion.

According to a number of sources we spoke with, they believe that the risk for those on unmodified consoles is pretty small. Mainly the reason for this is that PSN uses industry standard SSL to do secure transfers of sensitive information, just as online retailers use. It is believed that the risk gets higher with those using custom firmware (or hacked firmware), which may or may not be as secure as the latest authorized firmware from Sony.

The latest news we have regarding when the network might be back up is still vague. According to what our sources tell us, Sony is throwing pretty much all available resources at getting PSN back up. Sources whisper to us that Sony does realize that this situation has given PSN a large black eye, and they need to correct the problems now so it never happens again. This is the strategy that they are going with, no matter how long it takes.


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+2 #1 Medallish 2011-04-26 10:38
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Sony is throwing pretty much all available resources at getting PSN back up. Sources whisper to us that Sony does realize that this situation has given PSN a large black eye, and they need to correct the problems now so it never happens again. This is the strategy that they are going with, no matter how long it takes.

Is this article making excuses for Sony? PSN seems to have had a few problems in the past, I don't see any reason to believe that Sony is actually going to fix it for good this time.
 
 
-44 #2 Warri0r24_7 2011-04-26 11:13
Damn, that means I might have to play on pc at 2560x1200 at ultra high graphics this week. I much prefer the dx7 textures on ps3 that I get
 
 
-64 #3 Boomstick777 2011-04-26 12:04
+1, yeah the PS3 with its dx7 textures and resolution of 1024x720 (was playing games at that resolution in the 1990's ffs) also missing shadows and character details :( Meh, thats why I got rid of my PS3, its to old now Playstation need an updated console. I switch between Xbox 360 live and PC for gaming.

Guess this sucks for paying premuim PSN Customers. Im glad I got my £20 a year Xbox live Gold account, hasn't let me down once ;-)

I guess you could use the PSN downtime to go out and get an Xbox 360, then you can enjoy proper online content. Or even better grab a cheap GTX 460 or HD 6870 and play games in proper 1080P the way there meant to be played :-D
 
 
+21 #4 HankB 2011-04-26 12:10
The suggestion that anything going on at the console end (hacked or not) factors into the risk of CC exposure on Sony's server is pretty far fetched. FUDzilla indeed!
 
 
+9 #5 yasin 2011-04-26 18:10
Quoting Warri0r24_7:

Impersonating people is pretty sad.
Especially impersonating Warrior24_7.
 

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