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[Ars Technica] Report: PSN hacked, showing stunning lack of credit card security

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One person claims to have broken into the PlayStation Network, and what he has found is rather shocking. If his findings are accurate, your credit card information is being sent to Sony as an unencrypted text file, and Sony is watching every single thing you do with your system, keeping detailed records all the while.

"Sony is the biggest spy ever... they collect so much data. All connected devices return values sent to Sony's servers," the hacker said. He claims that Sony knows what controllers you're using, what USB devices are plugged in, what sort of television you're using—everything
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ouch, this really isnt good news for psn. but then again, like all hackers do, really show how lacking in security these company's have.
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* user2: another funny function i found is regarding psn downloads
* user2: its when a pkg game is requested from the store
* user2: in the url itself you can define if you get the game free or not. requires some modification in hashes and so on tho
* user3: ..
* user2: is like
* user8:
* user3: my god
* user2: drm: off
    
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It's a claim. I can say anything on the internet and it not be anything.

Whatever.. Someone is mad..
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Words cannot describe what I am feeling right now. Good thing I don't own a PS3.
But has this been verified or is a guy just talking?
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Wow SONY, really?
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Waiting for the must defend Sony at all costs and Hotz must die crowd.
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Waiting for the must defend Sony at all costs and Hotz must die crowd.
This.

Although this would explain why Sony appears to be overreacting towards the jailbreaking/homebrew community. Are they afraid someone may find a way to get free content from PSN? Is Sony too cheap to redesign PSN and improve security?
Edited by Riou - 2/17/11 at 8:48am
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/me envisioning many a MITM attack..
Not sure why it would take this long to realize that authentication information is sent in clear text, though. It's not really something you have to 'break into' PSN to see..
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