Logan Westbrook said:
David Emm:"The weakest link is always the individual,"
While Sony has only said that the hackers might have obtained gamer's credit card details, it has confirmed [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109568-Sony-Admits-Private-PSN-Info-Has-Been-Stolen-All-Of-It] that a lot of personal information has been compromised, and this could potentially put a lot of other accounts at risk as well.
Anybody else INSTANTLY see a complete disparity with what expert Mr Emm says and what the actuality of the situation is? We're seeing an increase in attacks aimed specifically at hubs of personal information, not individual users, completely circumventing ANY sort of personal security measures you throw up against clients of these centrally-organised services.
Fucking HUGE lol - 'all we need is more security for people logging in' - yeah, because that would have made ANY difference here XD
Can I get some kind of USB thumb scanner?
That would be a great idea... if it wasn't for the issue I mentioned above
Even if you start using the full suite of biometric verification - DNA, eye scan, fingerprint, voice authentication - NONE of that helps if the idiots you're logging in to have their system wide open.
In fact, the more biometric protection you have the MORE vulnerable you get, because in the event that an event like this happens again, and "all your personal information gets compromised" then some hacker somewhere will have their hands on your biometric info. It's like a personal password THAT YOU CAN'T CHANGE, locked into digital format that, once decrypted, would make identity theft even more comprehensive.
Just imagine the scenario where, having had all your biometric ID stolen because, oh I don't know, some idiot company trusted consoles tagged as 'Dev units' completely, the only way you can prove you are who you say you are is to turn up in person because any other method of biometric identification can be spoofed as 'they' have all of your digitised info.
Honestly, it scares me when the government starts talking about passports with embedded biometric info, or the same with ID cards, because I don't trust the government to look after that sort of info - heck, they have a track record of leaving data drives and computers filled with census info ("confidential for 100 years!") and social security stuff literally lying on trains. To then embody arguably even more important information into portable formats that are remote access systems
is just retarded - that would allow someone with a reader in their bag to simply walk through an airport and lift the identities of everyone there, with a little bit of decryption work.
Bah, I honestly don't think I'm being too paranoid there, but I think I've kinda wandered off topic at some point in this rant...