5 year old discovers a hole in the X1's security system

#41cheezedadadaPosted 4/4/2014 10:03:35 AM(edited)
Blacklabel, you honestly don't think it would have been a better idea to research for yourself first? It's fine if you want to leave the burden of proof on me, but most people would prefer to go into an argument with some ammo before attacking. At this point, all I need to do is post one of the thousands of links with this information when all you had to do was spend ONE MINUTE looking up the details first. Sony had a response to congress about this which is one of the very first results on google.

"Sony says all 77 million PSN and Qriocity accounts have had information stolen, but the company's still not sure exactly which pieces have gone missing, whether credit card numbers are compromised or not, or who could be behind the hack. " (This was one of the earlier quotes before more information was available)

You mention credit cards like this is some sort of proof it was hacked. Do you not realize that hacking account information could have been them getting a DOB, street address or something else? Why do you only use your friends credit card security as a defense when you could have just as easily googled this information?

You then mention PS3? 77 Million PS3s? Why? I said PSN, NOT PS3 accounts. I mean c'mon man.

I am not saying 77 people are running around poverty-stricken because they had all their money stolen by PSN hackers so relax. Take your own advice, stop being a " fanboy" and for future reference do some research before attacking people.

I like MS, I like Sony and I like Nintendo. Let's relax.
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#42cheezedadadaPosted 4/4/2014 10:01:28 AM
DarthUchiha91 posted...

Not arguing how severe that hack was, but this^. 77 million seems like an extreme exaggeration because, even including the non gamers, the amount of people with a psn account by that point was no where near that number.


I say lets just forget this was even mentioned. I forget how easily comments here can snowball into gigantic arguments. I am not trying to make this into a "PSN SUCKS!" thread at all.

Lets leave it at this, for those who don't believe the number that's fine. If you want to google the information then go for it, otherwise lets forget it. I didn't pull that number out of my ass though and acquired that information from several sites when this originally happened.
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#43blacklabelicePosted 4/4/2014 10:10:12 AM(edited)
Jiggy101011 posted...
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/apr/26/playstation-network-hackers-data

Awkward....

Sony says hackers have accessed personal information, but says there is no evidence of credit card details theft


im just going by the source you provided me, i stopped reading after that headline, as theres really nothing to go on and that pretty much sums it up

so a bunch of personal information was accessed, but nothing ever happened how does this account for 77 people getting hacked? homie they didnt even get phished. they just got a bunch of their personal information stolen.

big deal. happens every time you turn on your xbox or visit google.com you probably gave up a tonne of your own personal information just by going to google and looking for that article. guaranteed that data will be collected and sold to a 3rd party as well

strange. who the hell accesses personal information these days? that happens every time i turn on my xbox or go to google.com or turn on my smartphone. im sure my personal information isnt at risk when i get all of these personalized ads all over my web browser, or spam in my inbox from a whole bunch of people i dont even know. im sure that everything i type over the internet is completely secure and nobody else will ever monitor it or know who i am! hell i think its just a stroke of luck that every now and then i get calls on my cellphone from international numbers trying to scam me. no way, my information is secure on the internet! Oh yeah i go on facebook too, i feel especially safe using the google chrome browser. especially on my smartphone.

id rather have my personal information stolen by hackers and not even know about it rather than sold to third parties like microsoft and google do every day while being fully aware of it happening every time i sign on.

if all it would take for somebody to gain access to my personal information, or maybe even access and do stuff with my account and actually hack me is simply just pressing a space bar and then typing whatever they want on the password field, then who do you fault for that security exploit? surely it couldnt be microsoft to blame for leaving their software vulnerable enough. like seriously, a god damn space bar was all it took for a 5 year old to hack the software coding?

how much effort did the testers spend during the development to not notice that loophole? power to the space bar baby!
#44TheeLeehamPosted 4/4/2014 10:08:10 AM
Wait is he actually defending Sony for allowing personal information to be taken by hackers?

Fanboy confirmed.
#45DarthUchiha91Posted 4/4/2014 10:09:36 AM
cheezedadada posted...
DarthUchiha91 posted...

Not arguing how severe that hack was, but this^. 77 million seems like an extreme exaggeration because, even including the non gamers, the amount of people with a psn account by that point was no where near that number.


I say lets just forget this was even mentioned. I forget how easily comments here can snowball into gigantic arguments. I am not trying to make this into a "PSN SUCKS!" thread at all.

Lets leave it at this, for those who don't believe the number that's fine. If you want to google the information then go for it, otherwise lets forget it. I didn't pull that number out of my ass though and acquired that information from several sites when this originally happened.


Works for me. I only looked it up because this was actually news to me. I never bought a ps3 so I didn't care much for it. The numbers are all over the place online, mostly between 60-72 million. Some think Sony exaggered amount to make it look good. And we only have Sony's word to go by.
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#46L4YER_CAKEPosted 4/4/2014 10:13:11 AM
I say lets just forget this was even mentioned. I forget how easily comments here can snowball into gigantic arguments. I am not trying to make this into a "PSN SUCKS!" thread at all.


Well maybe you should have thought of that before you just had to be "that guy" right? I mean, honestly what you said was right, but it didnt need to be said and had literally nothing to do with the topic at hand. Not all relevant news is going to be positive, and not all negative postings are synonymous with trolling.

Say you like all consoles all you want, your first reaction to seeing a 3rd topic about this was to bring Sony's **** -ups into this, turning yet another thread that actually featured news...into a console war. GG man.
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#47L4YER_CAKEPosted 4/4/2014 10:15:43 AM
...Actually after reading blacklabel try to defend the Sony hack, just forget my last post. I wash my hands of this fanboy crap.
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#48blacklabelicePosted 4/4/2014 10:15:45 AM
i wonder how much personal information google collects on a daily basis. they even sell it to 3rd parties for ads. i deem that rather shady, as i would prefer not to be datamined,

but this is the new age of the internet where some random company spamming your email with viagra ads, automated machines calling up your cellphone to congratulate you for winning some contest you never entered, or website banner advertisers know more about you and your browsing habits than your wife does.

screw whoever collected a bunch of personal information from a bunch of playstation users. google are the biggest hackers in the world!
#49leatheljPosted 4/4/2014 10:18:17 AM
Sony fail with the oine hacking was way worse also psn went down for weeks maybe months for some people just saying. I think ps fanboys are trying to make this out to be something it's not like tc and blow it oh of proportion it was a problem and they fixed it what do you want ppl to do go sell there the consoles go burn down Microsoft studios? It's not that big of a deal as the psn hacking scandal and lieing.
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#502PartyOIigarchyPosted 4/4/2014 10:18:53 AM
Security so bad a 5-year-old could bypass it.