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Do you think Sony will actually ban hackers?

#1xxnike629xxPosted 11/14/2012 6:31:55 AM

I mean I play COD games online semi-often and I've encountered people using lag switches and hacks. It's really annoying as they lag up the games, and piss people off by cheating.

Reporting them does nothing.

Do you think if Sony banned hackers, people with custom firmware, etc would fix this? I think it'd be a good idea to ban those people's PSN names, IP address ban, etc. It may increase number of console sales too..rofl.
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#2TigerJackson_Posted 11/14/2012 6:33:36 AM
you don't simply ban hackers

i mean c'mon, they are hackers. HACKERS. they'll unban themselves

delete their entire account and any trace of the account ever existing and deny any knowledge it ever existed
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#3AlltraPosted 11/14/2012 6:33:44 AM
I don't think they can. Even if they wanted to, I don't think they could do it. Enforcing something like a ban on hackers would be nearly impossible, and require a great deal of effort, and even then it's not going to get rid of them.
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#4superbuu3Posted 11/14/2012 6:40:27 AM
This will only bother hackers who previously bought stuff on there PSN account, that got banned.

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#5lambchipsPosted 11/14/2012 6:42:51 AM
im so scared
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#6AlltraPosted 11/14/2012 6:45:37 AM(edited)
They can make threats like that all they want to, but they can't actually enforce them. If they could, they would, and we wouldn't be having this conversation.

The best they can do is try and scare people into behaving, but that only works if you have the boom stick to lay into people that don't comply, which they obviously don't.
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#7Pereb27Posted 11/14/2012 6:50:18 AM
Last I checked, Blops 2 detects modded consoles almost instantly and ban them (not sure if it's a PSN ban though).

Problem is as said before, hackers can just change the ConsoleID, MAC and make a new PSN account, but they keep getting detected and banned instantly.
They're definitely working on bypassing that though.
#8urtvPosted 11/14/2012 6:51:10 AM
they should brick their systems instead of banning them
#9Pereb27Posted 11/14/2012 7:12:31 AM(edited)
urtv posted...
they should brick their systems instead of banning them

That is illegal. Microsoft tried to do that a long time ago (well not brick, but cripple), they got sued and lost.

EDIT : Owait, I forgot doing something illegal is (usually) not a problem at all for those companies, and they can get away with it.
#10xxnike629xx(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2012 9:51:23 AM
Then maybe they could do this..

First Offense
- PSN access blocked for 2 weeks

Second Offense
- PSN access blocked for 3 weeks
- user name (all associated with the console) according to IP address & MAC address banned for 3 weeks

Third Offense
- all user names permanently banned (associated w/ the console) according to IP & MAC address
- all trophies deleted
- permanent message saying hacker


I am really hoping that next generation, game developers are more active with monitoring "unusual" activities instead of depending on people reporting users.

They should actively release mandatory patches to games every so often to combat, reduce, and or eliminate hackers and cheaters. These patches should automatically install as soon as the console is turned on.

Next generation needs to have systems connected online for first few minutes while turned on to do a quick scan on the system to make sure hacks aren't installed, no custom firmware is installed, etc
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