What your PS3 is sending to Sony servers

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I suppose this whole forum knows what has happened to the PS3. It getting openly hacked and such. Now whichever side you are on (if you follow the lawsuits at all) Sony or Geohot you should really should read this for not only does it show really scary shit but it also concerns you as a PS3 user and the information you put in when you sign up for PSN or even use the console.

http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/02/summary-of-sonys-legal-action-since-ps3-hacks-and-your-rights/#axzz1EV1AJmcK

Here is the article... It will do some explaining about the lawsuit and so on. But near the end of or atleast from the middle of it. It tells some really bad stuff about Sony and the information the PS3 is sending them every time you turn it on with an Internet connection.

 

If you really don't feel like reading I'll summerize if people read this topic.

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So Sony knows where I live and how much time I've spent on my toilet? That's not scary at all, considering it's completely useless info to them unless I do something that breaks the user agreedment contract. And Sony has the right to screw Geohotz and fail0verflow over, since what they basically did was release the root key to everyone to develop unauthorized software on the PS3. It's like Geohotz was completely oblivious to the fact that people wouldn't develop things like USB loaders to run pirated games on the system, which they did. Oh sure, he just wanted to do "research" on the system, but really, if you want to do research that can potentially stirr up a hornet's nest on millions of people, keep it to yourself.

I'm not picking sides, since 90% of the time I'm not on the legal business of things, but it's obvious to see who's the culprit behind Sony being so buttangsty. In the end, the root of the problem is him. Geohotz is the one that started all of this, he should take responsibility.

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Let's make an example... You have your credit card info in that system... And let's say a genuine hacker thinks "I'm running low on cash"...

And he just pops a couple of buttons and is in Sony servers. There own shit ain't even protected

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It's more probable for a snake to be able to smoke a cigar on a rainy day than a hacker getting on Sony's servers, you know.  There's a reason people don't spontaneously get 9999MSpoints or 10000 dollars on steam.

I'd be more scared of Sony stealing my shit than an actual hacker. And I'm not all that scared.