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Playstation data gets pwned

After a long service black out Sony reported yesterday that their PSN gamer network has been compromised. Sony further admitted that all kinds of user data had become available to an unknown attacker.  Some of the personal details available to the attackers include your name, address, and email address, date of birth, PSN login name and password.  In fact even password security answers may have been obtained.  In addition to these items Sony stated “While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility.”  Sony does not speculate on when their network may come back online but states that they are rebuilding it, and undergoing external security audits. Read Full Article

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Gaming the Security

Modern game consoles are not only dedicated to gaming anymore, they rather offer a great variety of entertainment and many methods to support the whole gaming experience by offering platforms to meet other gamers from around the globe, share thoughts via private messages and status updates, a fully fledged browser to surf the web, media server capabilities and even online stores to buy games and additional game content via credit cards and gift coupons, which can be bought at shops if you’re not having a credit card. Read Full Article