Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd May 2011 22:27 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Nikkei.com on Monday reported that an online Sony gaming network has once again fallen victim to a cyberattack. This time, the attack may have exposed the credit card numbers of thousands of Sony customers from around the world. According to the report, over 12,700 customer credit card numbers were stolen during a breach of Sony’s online gaming network, Sony Online Entertainment. According to Nikkei.com, Sony discovered the possible attack on Sunday."
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Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Good thing a 4 digit PIN is so hard to break...

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Good thing a 4 digit PIN is so hard to break...


And then you have my PIN code. Great. Without my bank card, you can't get anywhere with just the code.

So, you'd have to steal or find my bank card, then use a brute force tool combined with some method of verifying each and every possible combination using my card, and then, when you hit the proper code, go to an ATM and get all my money. Online banking would be useless since the bank could easily check where the money was transferred to and find you that way.

Since it's common sense to call your bank straight away in case of theft or loss of your card, you have a very small window of opportunity.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yeah, my bad, I was thinking of the Chip & PIN stuff.

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