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[2]: Foot in mouth
by darseex on Wed 27th Apr 2011 04:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Foot in mouth"
darseex
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2010-12-06

I can't speak for Thom, but there is a distinction to be made between credit cards and debit cards.

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RE[3]: Foot in mouth
by WereCatf on Wed 27th Apr 2011 04:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Foot in mouth"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I can't speak for Thom, but there is a distinction to be made between credit cards and debit cards.


Yah mon, tru dat. I'm really effing sick atm so it's hard to think straight. Still, I retain my opinion that having a credit card doesn't automatically mean one is going to spend money they don't have, and that is was an ass comment from Thom.

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RE[4]: Foot in mouth
by smitty on Wed 27th Apr 2011 04:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Foot in mouth"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

"I can't speak for Thom, but there is a distinction to be made between credit cards and debit cards.


Yah mon, tru dat. I'm really effing sick atm so it's hard to think straight. Still, I retain my opinion that having a credit card doesn't automatically mean one is going to spend money they don't have, and that is was an ass comment from Thom.
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Reading Thom's comment again, I think what he's actually saying is that the "average" person is too stupid to responsibly use a credit card. And I'd agree with that. They're just so convenient for people who are able to handle them, that I don't really want them to just die out completely.

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RE[3]: Foot in mouth
by daedliusswartz on Wed 27th Apr 2011 08:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Foot in mouth"
daedliusswartz Member since:
2007-05-28

The statement is stupid anyways. How far do you take it? Don't get a car loan? Don't get a mortgage? Don't ask someone to spot you for lunch?

At some point we all use and rely on credit in one form or another.

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RE[3]: Foot in mouth
by mrstep on Wed 27th Apr 2011 13:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Foot in mouth"
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2009-07-18

I never carry a balance on my credit card, but won't use debit as it typically has side effects like NOT advocating for you in case of fraudulent charges, higher liability, and removing the money from my account immediately - in which case, since I'm going to pay it off anyway, I'd rather let the card company carry the charge until then. If debit cards lowered the cost of the purchase or something, I'd be more interested.

While the credit card industry is effectively legalized loan-sharking, if you use it wisely it's not always a bad thing - beats dealing with money orders, checks to clear, or giving out your bank routing number, etc., particularly in this day of online commerce. Of course, there are plenty of people who don't use it wisely. :/

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