Password Issue Before PSN Back Online
We still have no idea when the PlayStation Network will be restored, but the password issue needs to be addressed on other services even before PSN is back online. We have been advised that if we use the same password on other services, such as banks then we had best change these passwords right away. Sony has said that although passwords were encrypted, they used hash tags and not plain text.
The worrying thing about all this is that SOE has also been hacked, which has led to this service being taken down as well. This would mean that hackers could now have password details for both, and if they see that you use the same passwords for both, then you can be certain that they will make it their mission to gain access to other websites that you use.
If you have Facebook, Twitter, or an online bank account, then you had best log in and change your password to something different. We have always been told never to use the same password twice, and for those with a good memory this will not be an issue. However, there are some who struggle to remember the one password.
This is certainly a huge dilemma, one that will not go away. Please, change all your passwords now, and never believe emails when they ask for your password. Sony has already said that they will not ask you any of these details, and we know that banks never do either.
Have you changed all your passwords?