Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Apr 2011 22:06 UTC
Games After days and days of the Playstation Network being offline, Sony has announced it has taken the service down indefinitely. The cause is a lot more severe than previously thought: PSN has been systematically attacked, and personal information of all users has been stolen, possibly including credit card data. Sony is asking PSN users to keep close tabs on their credit card account statements. This has turned from a rather amusing slap on the wrist for Sony into a massive and truly epic security fail that could have tremendous consequences for millions and millions of people the world over.
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RE: Good read until the last line
by drcouzelis on Wed 27th Apr 2011 01:46 UTC in reply to "Good read until the last line"
drcouzelis
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2010-01-11

OSNews is Thom's blog, so... whatever. ;)

...but, your comment does make me wonder: Is it possible to use a credit card responsibly and NOT spend money you don't have? (which I would consider irresponsible)

The only case I can think of is for an emergency, when you don't have the money at the moment but (hopefully) will in the near future. I wouldn't consider the Playstation Network to be an emergency, and don't see a reason a person would need to use a credit card on it. (as opposed to a debit card)

Even in the case of an emergency, one could argue that it would have been more responsible to have a savings for such an emergency...

Just some thoughts from someone who tries to use his money responsibly. ;)

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