- Feb 28, 2011
Although you make good points, you can't seriously be blaming the users for this...Xersues said:This really has nothing to do with Playstation or Sony. This has to do with moron people that leave their credit card numbers lying around.
1. DON'T leave your credit card on Amazon, Steam, Sony, Xbox, Wii, or wherever. Make single purchases and REMOVE the card when done. YOUR DATA IS NEVER SAFE! NOWHERE! IF YOU JUST LEAVE YOUR CARD OUT THERE FOR SOME ONE TO TAKE.
2. Monitor your purchases
3. DON'T use security questions. At all. Ever. If you need to, then encrypt your answers some how. If the question asks you what your first animal was. People can find that out in Facebook or whatever nonsense easily. Then encrypt the answer by SHA or MD5 the answer. So if you first pet was a "goldfish" it ends up looking like "3efr5h123mfdasddfs231432dmfd234" when you type it in.
4. Use a set of passwords you can remember. If you can't remember passwords then don't use the internet for your daily usage. Use other means to purchase/bill pay/review your sensitive information
Seriously, ANYTHING can be hacked. Especially if its an internal party that helped compromise the safest 'hackproof' system ever.