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[CVG]PSN/social networks an easier target for hackers than banks

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The recent attacks and subsequent user information breach is evidence that internet fraudsters are now increasingly targeting social and other such networks because of their softer security measures compared to banks and online retailers.

That's according to data protection expert and Open University lecturer Blaine Price, who told BBC that networks such as Sony's PSN are forced to sacrifice security in favour of usability.

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No kidding on the social networks, but if PSN is so easy then why hasn't Xbox Live been hit yet?
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i would bloody hope that its hard to hack into banks...
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Originally Posted by ArmageddonAsh;13296580 
i would bloody hope that its hard to hack into banks...

Seriously. If it was easy to breach a bank's site, I would never trust them with my money.
 
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In other obvious news today... researchers are baffled by the sudden shift in color the sky goes through seemingly every 12 hours. For the last 4 billion years the sky has turned shades of blue, black, red, and pink and purple as the other anomoly which manifests itself as a ball of fire, makes it's way across the sky.

Disclaimer... I'm directing this at the author of the article, just in case anyone's feeling get hurt.
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Breaking news: Infants easier to rob than banks.
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Breaking news: Infants easier to rob than banks.

Yeah, but you get candy from them, not money.
    
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Originally Posted by ArmageddonAsh;13296580 
i would bloody hope that its hard to hack into banks...

Ya, the title seems a little dumb.
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Red Rabbit;13296560 
No kidding on the social networks, but if PSN is so easy then why hasn't Xbox Live been hit yet?

Because XBox Live does not have the same servers as PSN.

I guess you get what you pay for.... tongue.gif Pay nothing, get nothing.
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Originally Posted by Domino;13296778 
Because XBox Live does not have the same servers as PSN.

I guess you get what you pay for.... tongue.gif Pay nothing, get nothing.

True, but they said networks like Sony's PSN are less secure than banks, but the only other network I know of like the PSN is Xbox Live.

So, are they saying Xbox Live is as unsecure as PSN?
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