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ceaon
Posted - 2011.04.26 18:13:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: ceaon on 26/04/2011 22:51:06

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Ok, I've seen a bunch of speculation of why people think PSN is down, and I thought I should just post what the community knows in comparison to what Sony is telling everyone. The truth is, there was a new CFW (custom firmware) released known as Rebug (http://rebug.me). It essentially turns a retail console into a dev console (not fully, but gives you a lot of the same options that usually dev's only have access to). Anyway, this new CFW was quickly figured out by 3rd parties (not Rebug) to give CFW users access to the PSN network again via the dev networks. With a little manipulation of the URL's through a proxy server you could get your hacked console back online. Not that big of a deal, right? Well, it also turns out that some people over at NGU found out that you could provide fake CC# info and the authenticity of the information was never checked as you were on Sony's private developer PSN network (essentially a network that Sony trusted). What happened next was extreme piracy of PSN content. Sony realizing the issue here shut down the network. Now, before you go freaking out about the latest information posted about Kotaku, no ones personal information was accessible via this hack. Not to say they couldn't get it, but no one is admitting to it being available. Anyway, that's the real reason for the PSN downtime. Sony is now rebuilding all of it's PSN servers to be more secure and (hopefully) make sure the CFW users cannot get online anymore.

..... more


http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/gx6o4/im_a_moderator_over_at_psxscenecom_the_real/

Mag's
the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2011.04.26 18:29:00 - [2]
 

So first it was the death of qwerty, because they don't make mechanical typewriters any more. Now it's the death of PSN, because they're upgrading stuff to stop hackers.

There's a trend forming in your threads and it's not a good one.

Metal Icarus
Caldari
Posted - 2011.04.26 18:42:00 - [3]
 

Speaking of speculation, I hear that sony went after the guy that figured this out and is sueing him. Thats when the hack-tivists shut down PSN.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.04.26 22:39:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Mag's

There's a trend forming in your threads and it's not a good one.


I noticed his threads lack a face to go with them, this is a disturbing trend indeed Shocked

ceaon
Posted - 2011.04.26 22:43:00 - [5]
 


Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.04.26 22:53:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: ceaon
Reports: 77 Million PlayStation Network Accounts Compromised
LaughingLaughingLaughing


Yes, Sony are masters of comedy... now about this face issue Confused

Viktor Fyretracker
Caldari
Emminent Terraforming
O.G.-Alliance
Posted - 2011.04.26 23:54:00 - [7]
 

Now watch sony blame GeoHott's hack of the PS3 for the hacking of PSN. because their lawyers will spin it as it being his fault for them leaving the devnet less than secure.

Blacksquirrel
Posted - 2011.04.27 01:01:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Metal Icarus
Speaking of speculation, I hear that sony went after the guy that figured this out and is sueing him. Thats when the hack-tivists shut down PSN.


Yeah they settled out of court basically saying so long as you never attempt to hack any sony gear or attempt to release it "we wont attempt to takes alls yours monies."
It worked out for geohot because he was found to be lying on many of his statements, and sony wanted to stop being seen as some ******* company that sues a "blue collar" hacker from jersey. The guy also fled to Brazil for a bit too if im not mistaken.

Viktor Fyretracker
Caldari
Emminent Terraforming
O.G.-Alliance
Posted - 2011.04.27 03:43:00 - [9]
 

What GeoHot did was not wrong though, afterall he likely bought the PS3 making it his.

Blacksquirrel
Posted - 2011.04.27 04:11:00 - [10]
 

But the distribution was. Also he did lie to collect donations from the public.

All in all Sony went overboard, but Geohotz is a douche bag. (I mean who raps on youtube?) Modding your consoles is illegal in the U.S.(Though it shouldn't be) and really the blame shouldnt be placed on sony rather the law.

Buxaroo
Gallente
The Army of The Ori
IMPERIAL LEGI0N
Posted - 2011.04.27 04:21:00 - [11]
 

lol, glad I only watch Blurays on my PS3 Laughing

Nylarthotep
Gallente
Posted - 2011.04.28 15:32:00 - [12]
 

Here is an interesting quip from Sony's Q & A on their PSN blog about the PSN attack.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/27/qa-1-for-playstation-network-and-qriocity-services/

The question I would like to point you to, is what they are doing to prevent this in the future. They state that they are moving their Data center to a more secure location, which tells me that this hack could have been an actual physical breach of the data center on some level.

With the way Sony has handled this situation, I will be selling my PS3 and games. I'm done with consoles. Any suggestions on a good quality (1500-2000+) gaming laptop? I have a good desktop already for said purposes. No Apple suggestions please.

Lithalnas
Amarr
Privateers
Privateer Alliance
Posted - 2011.04.28 15:41:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Nylarthotep
Here is an interesting quip from Sony's Q & A on their PSN blog about the PSN attack.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/27/qa-1-for-playstation-network-and-qriocity-services/

The question I would like to point you to, is what they are doing to prevent this in the future. They state that they are moving their Data center to a more secure location, which tells me that this hack could have been an actual physical breach of the data center on some level.

With the way Sony has handled this situation, I will be selling my PS3 and games. I'm done with consoles. Any suggestions on a good quality (1500-2000+) gaming laptop? I have a good desktop already for said purposes. No Apple suggestions please.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200048
granted its an alienware, but it does have an i7-740m and a 5850 gpu.

Nylarthotep
Gallente
Posted - 2011.04.28 15:59:00 - [14]
 

I have definitely been considering an Alienware, however due to past experiences with their outsourced tech support, and my own current experiences working in the tech industry with outsourced help desks, I am very hesitant to purchase any dell product.

Jada Maroo
Posted - 2011.04.28 16:59:00 - [15]
 

I didn't want that credit card anyway! Laughing


 

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