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One More Reason To Love the Xbox

My son is an Xbox devotee. If I ask him to do his homework, or (god forbid) wash the dishes, it is always "after this game." And somehow that single game goes on for hours.

I often regret buying that Xbox, but I would regret far more having bought him a PlayStation (oh yeah, I bought him a PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2).

This good news is he doesn't use the older PlayStation models anymore, and there was no reason to subscribe to the Playstation Network.

This network, with millions of users, was hacked big time. Here is what the hackers got: user names, passwords, addresses, places of birth and, perhaps, credit card numbers. This could lead to massive credit fraud and identity theft. The fraud should show up fast. Identities could be stolen for years to come.

One question I have: Why did Sony want so much information?

The network has been down for a week and there is no clear sign of when it will return.

How could such a breach happen? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/27/2011 at 1:18 PM


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