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Sony messed up when they decided to screw with the folks making homebrew mods/hacks for PSP/PS3..
How so? You could still use linux if you stayed offline

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now they want to make them all out as criminals because they have taken down the network. *Nice way of taking the focus off the fact that Sony is blaming the actions of a community on a select group/groups of individuals that they feel are responsible for the majority of public information on hacks/mods for Sony products.
So they aren't criminals for doing this? And all they did in the legal world was to make it so Geohot couldn't hack any sony items again, which caused massive damage. They didn't lock him up or ruin his life.

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What a bunch of idiots. If they keep pushing these underground groups..Sony is going to really get themselves in another level of hurt.
Yeah, Sony themselves faked the whole thing [/QUOTE]
     
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Kind of makes me wonder how often steam gets hacked.
Until they violate it Valve has my trust, as much as I trust any company. There is a legal requirement to notify customers if certain types of their data, like credit card info, is breached.

Now Valve has been hacked at least once before, the kid who got the Half-life code.
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So they aren't criminals for doing this? And all they did in the legal world was to make it so Geohot couldn't hack any sony items again, which caused massive damage. They didn't lock him up or ruin his life.
But that's exactly what they tried doing. But they horribly failed because they had no case for it.
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Holy, why don't you all just get tin foil hats out?

If you're worried about your personal information getting out, don't use MySpace, don't use Facebook, use fake names everywhere you go (included schools or workplaces) and you're on the clear street to no one getting any information!

Steam has been hacked, they tried to trick with a job offer to catch him. He was later arrested on unrelated charges and did no time for hacking Steam.
    
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Holy, why don't you all just get tin foil hats out?

If you're worried about your personal information getting out, don't use MySpace, don't use Facebook, use fake names everywhere you go (included schools or workplaces) and you're on the clear street to no one getting any information!
The equally ridiculous counterpoint to tinfoil hats, mocking all concern.

A company openly admits that it had credit and personal information compromised.
    
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The reality is that if they were to have taken any user data in the form of credit card information, due to PCI compliance only the last 4 of the card number CAN BE ON FILE. Not sure why this is such a big deal. It happens get over it. As long as Sony has been following the rules then nothing really was taken.
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The equally ridiculous counterpoint to tinfoil hats, mocking all concern.

A company openly admits that it had credit and personal information compromised.
This isn't the first time or the last time it's going to happen to a company. (or even the biggest despite what some have said)

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The reality is that if they were to have taken any user data in the form of credit card information, due to PCI compliance only the last 4 of the card number CAN BE ON FILE. Not sure why this is such a big deal. It happens get over it. As long as Sony has been following the rules then nothing really was taken.
Absolutely correct. I can speak from personal experience that Sony telesales departments are certainly PCI compliant so I do not see why PSN would not be aswell.
    
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This isn't the first time or the last time it's going to happen to a company. (or even the biggest despite what some have said)
I don't understand how this ties in to mocking people for being worried.

If anything, it means they should be MORE worried. Telling them that it's all status quo and that their complaints are silly makes no sense to me. Perhaps they should be less intense about the possibilities and be a bit more pragmatic, but tinfoil hatting is really more reserved (in my mind) for something a bit more absurd than something that factually happened and has obvious factual ramifications.

People get defrauded every day.
    
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