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All of this sucks but at the same time it's good, people have been far to lax with security up till now and changes need to be made. Should also make it easier for me to find a job when I graduate.
The only reason one needs tighter security is because of the douchebag a-hole hackers that insist on creating havok for no reason. Get rid of them and it wouldn't be a problem.
    
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..."War On Consoles" seems more appropriate.
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How do you have 1.2k posts in one month.

wat
I know right this dude needs to get off this site and take a breath of fresh air outside.
post #54 of 126
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The only reason one needs tighter security is because of the douchebag a-hole hackers that insist on creating havok for no reason. Get rid of them and it wouldn't be a problem.
It's much, much more than that. We really have to question Corporates that can carelessly put, in plain text, on servers opened to public access, sensitive information that can entirely compromise no only identidies of users, but to billions of dollars of fraud.

It would be one thing if the "hackers" had broken in and installed cheats, or fooled around with online gamer's experiences - but yet another thing to perform a massive act of robbery. But they are not to blame, since the Corporates entirely left the vault opened to the street. It is the Corporates that put short term profits and cash flow in front of properly secured and updated web sites, by using retrograde IT infrastructure, and by putting the most sentitive information out for public transaction.

I don't think this is the end - but the beginning, of a new reign of terror. In this country, not only have we been saddled with PinChip credit cards, a fraudulent technology that was completely proven unsafe more than a decade ago - but now credit cards are coming with WiFi built in, so that criminals only need to pass by you at a few feet away, to harvest your data and identidy, so they can engage in fraud and robbery. And you can not opt out - they have made it, and the new terms of agreement, in such a way that if you want a credit card, you are basically signing over your rights and your cash, to organized crime syndicates.

This stuff is spreading, not because of a failure in technology, but because corporates engage in poor decision making with the aim of using the cheapest methods and by cleansing themselves of all responsibility. And of course, their high priced spin doctors can and do manage to shovel the blame onto "anon" or "hackers" or "OtherOS", or whatever is convenient - rather than just fessing up that their IT is shoddy and thrifted beyond belief.
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I really hope Steam is secure. . . . .
    
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post #56 of 126
Nintendo would be the ideal target. So many naive kiddies with their 3DS' and Wiis waiting to be exploited.

Years ago parents were worried when their kids went to the arcades for being exposed to bad influences.

Now that fear is coming at their homes. Offline gaming was at least safer.
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post #57 of 126
as long as they leave the 3dfx sites and linux alone I fine with them
tbh I hate sony, and don't really have a opinion of nintendo after the GC
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Kind of torn. On one hand, I'm glad that the pathetic security at these companies is exposed. On the other, these hackers have account passwords and possible credit card info. Not to mention that Nintendo will likely crack down even harder on console piracy (meaning nes and Snes games on android could be a thing of the past).
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I hope ocn isn't next.

Actually I think apple or steam will be next. Valve should improve their security as best they can, as for apple, I don't care what happens to them.
     
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I hope ocn isn't next.

Actually I think apple or steam will be next. Valve should improve their security as best they can, as for apple, I don't care what happens to them.
It does make me wonder if say (for example), OCN was hacked, all out details, post history, passwords etc... were stolen and released in the public (including those details used in OCN transactions), whether people would be just as jubilant as when Sony and Nintendo got hit?
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