Password Issue Before PSN Back Online

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?

 
  • steven dalton

    wen is this going to be back on now begining to pee me off nopw as you said it was goin to be back on today witch it isnt

    • Dan G.

      it's still early…you can't expect them to get it back on as soon as the clock hits 12

      • James

        tesco said that they will give you £200 for your ps3 and you can get a free blackberry curve phone with it.

  • john

    you cannot change your password untill we are online and guess what most people arent online you idiot

    • Jared

      r u retarded?? they mean change the password for ur facebook, twitter, youtube Etc. if u hav the same password as the PSN acc

    • Jason

      LOL,

      Also, All you “im selling” people, Go do that and missout on THEE best spec console out to date, and you already paid Sony there cash for the system. Yes its Been a while, Yes our inf was stolen, NO none has died, NO its not the end of the world. WHEN it comes back you will all be on it like flys to s…..bee’s to honey, See you at the end of my scope PS3 Fans.

  • UK South London

    im selling my ps3 2day.. iv had enough

    • KB12345

      So it's on to the red light of death?

    • Blues XI

      I'll give you £5 for it….but you pay the postage!

    • Patient Gamer

      Why? The Network will be back in the next couple of days with better security than ever. What are you gonna do, get an X-Box and pay monthly to go online? Seriously? What's the point? Just to make a statement? No one cares… Except me cos I took the time to comment :)

    • SilentMarine

      go for it 99% of ps3 users wont miss you and don't care i garuntee you that

    • http://twitter.com/XionzXiV @XionzXiV

      Ok quit complaining.. If it wasnt for sony looking into this.. maybe a few hundred people might of lost all they'r information to these hackers.. Let Sony do what they have been doing and everything should be fine.. And for those of you like UK South London(guy above me) who say they will change console.. You guys are dumbasses.. Be my guest to change to a shitbox 360. All that will do is scratch your disks and eat up your bandwidth..Ps3 has always been better..thats the reason its always the last console to get hacked in games like Modern Warfare 2. Im preaty sure Sony can afford for one of you guys that are so impatient to leave and it wont affect them at all. Im going to stick with Sony on this one and by the looks of it.. it shouldnt be long before we can all play again.

    • TONY

      dpnt be an idiot. we can live without ps3 online for a little bit. its good to take a little break.

      • Jack

        TRUE

    • Cchavez133

      sell your ps3 its not like they losing out you already paid for it … besides the service for psn is FREE…. you should be happy for that, dude im tired of people saying the same old thing you have NO REASON to be mad other than possible credit card info and such being hacked.

    • PSN still no1

      ppl like you need to seriously grow up get a life and sort yourselves out. sony dont need fools like you on PSN anyways, take a hammer and ur PS3 go outside and smash it up, sony are doing there hardest to sort the problem out, if it takes 3months then so be it. they are making the network safe for us to use. ask them to turn it on so that nxt time the hackers can easily get ur money, u dont need it you bum!! get a life! u lot who cant live without a ps3 for a few weeks dont deserve one! go to ur bum loving friends on xbox, stop talking about it and do it. morons.

    • staxxmcdoogle

      good, glad your selling your ps3.. you probly whine when you are online too.

    • smc

      why would you sell you have already paid for it, like everyone im not happy that it is down but its a free service and to be honest it has given me a chance to get some more trophies and push for those platinums that i have not been bothered to go for because ive been online

  • Tommee

    if it aint online today imma be annoyed, sony said it would be.. said it would be only offline for 2 to 3 days also.. getting fed up of being fed lies now.

    • CoLFC

      Show me where SONY actually said it would be on TODAY ? you are full oh SH!T…

  • Paul

    stop getting your knickers in a twist. i cant even sign in to change my password but they need to close the site till the breach has been sorted out.

  • solice

    etc.also what if we have the same username from the PSN on websites such as ebday,what can we do?.thanks.

  • sexy 11

    i know this is dragging wtf plz when r we in london going back online plz tell uz stop messing us about i might have to do a bin laden on you sony asses

  • The True Chewitt

    apparently PSN is back up in Japan so… it can't be long for the west, my theory is that Sony will wait until the evening in the respective countries and regions so the majority of the PSN community can get on and change their password(s) before the hackers get to all the accounts. For example if they were to be online now then I would struggle to change my password until I get home, and in that time, the hackers may be able to access my account and take the money out of it etc.

    • darryl loughran

      if you google psn japan and click on the japaneese ps3 website right click and translate it their message as posted 10am this morning says re-en-stating psn coming soon – i know that doesn't make sense because of the way its translated but still they haven't been back on so people are just gossiping and if its right that they'r being connected a day before UK & USA still looking at a minimum of 2 days till were up and running so don't hold your breath for it to be on today

    • hustla-uk

      it says on google psn aint on in japan or anywhere yet,better be soon tho

  • sexy 11

    plz when is london going back online sexy is sooo tired of this rubbish

  • Marx

    nose, face, cut lol

  • brian allibone

    just wish sony would give us a date , and put us all out of our misery, even if thats months , rater than weeks, at least we will know, one way or the other , its getting rather frustrating know , done all , story modes , on all games , so really sony are stopping me from playing my ps3, which i spent 250 quid for , unreal really

  • frenchy

    im not giving up on ps3 & going 2 xbox coz its crap

  • Biscuit

    wow just get it fixed.. this is pathetic

  • pam

    i got a new xbox today so bye SONY.

    • Dan G.

      yeah, good luck with that…got rid of my 360 because i'm not willing to PAY TO PLAY ONLINE and the system is trash
      . At least the PS is free.

  • JiP

    @John: Just READ idiot!

  • england

    your just a bellend then arnt you

  • darren scoatland

    absoloute joke from such a massive company, total let down

  • uk male

    at first i dint mind ,BUT NOW ITS STARTING TO PISS ME OF ..i could of been prestige 11 nw on cod .i think .we should get double xp on cod wen where back on.for all this sh!t

    • crazy_jay_21

      we shud any ways pal cuz the gay box 360 got the new second map packs for black ops today

  • jamie fenton

    so much for going back on today yous are full off shite its taking the piss now yous are going to loose all your customers if it doesnt hurry up its a joke i just want to play my ps3 and cant stand playing the games on single player its pants can you not atleast put some things on so we can play against other users while yous sort the rest of the problems …….

    • PSN UK dude

      i no i just want to go online to play games like black ops ect..

  • gothicray

    if ps3 isnit online by friday i will be leaving sony. they are taking the piss at the moment they could have put the service bck up last week but noooo they have to wait. so its online or im going to xbox

    • Loser

      Are you insane? You would rather pay to play online than wait a few days?

    • PSN GAMER

      dont leave sony psn will be back on soon and its good to have a break once in a while not like some peeps on xbox live on it all day and i said some them not all of them

  • marc

    you said it would be fixed today…

    • James

      marc keep your thong on man dear!!!!!!!!!! its only a game or to that you cant play for a while.

  • Lliam Gallagher

    its a joke, how can it get hacked tesco security

    • James

      every little helps

  • gaza

    think yous have it bad, these people have had all sorts of problems with the earthquakes killing thousands and leaving kids without mums and dads. homless to add, so think your selfs lucky and stop bitching.

  • mark

    i know hate to say it but i might go x-box

  • guest

    get a grip selling your ps3 there are more important things to worry about then the ps3 network going down 4 2-3 weeks try taking up a sport or go out and about or play games that dont need the net

    • Guest

      exactly^^ stop getting upset at it:L your all addicts if your getting upset over it. Get a life!

    • James

      if you saw the size of me, you would laugh at me, i can hardly run to the chipy to fatten myself up!!! lol

    • gggl

      shut up, mug.

  • dean

    could do with a date

  • guest

    get a grip selling your ps3 there are more important things to worry about then the ps3 network going down 4 2-3 weeks try taking up a sport or go out and about or play games that dont need the net

  • duane

    when is it back online

  • Dan G.

    Anyone who goes to xbox are idiots. The 360 crashes quite often and you have to pay to play online. At least with the PS, playing online is free. If you are getting so pissed off because the network has been down for OINLY 2 weeks, then you play PS way too much and need a break. People who have a life outside of PS would not get so pissed off.

  • Claire

    Really!!! I love gaming online but come on folks its really not the bee all and end all… Don't you have other things to be getting on with, its only like taking a break for a holiday… Are you really telling me you're that desperate to be online you'd rather move over to XBox, tragic.

    PSN is free, this is the first hiccup and it really doesn't help when people are throwing temper tantrums just because they want what they cannot get right now… Find a hobby while you're waiting or get a life and good luck with XBox because I'm guessing you've all forgotten the 360 outage for 2 weeks a few years back!!

    Shit happens x

  • davidson

    Oh come on sony lets get things moving…. you got so many people wanting to have a blast online… we know it takes time but how flipping much time….. TALK TO THE LOYAL PS3 FANS

  • Guest

    exactly ^^ Just calm down:L learn to be not an addict!

  • Adam

    northern ireland and ireland are up and running!!!!!!! its great. get online and sign in, if you live in these countrys. stupid hackers.

  • James

    i am going to throw my ps3 of the bridge into the river since i cant get online. please get the network up and running SONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    Your getting so upset over ps3 network down?:L Get a life? I have ps3 and im doing otherthings

    • uk male

      maybe we have a life . maybe we also paid £250 for a ps3 to play online . its starting to take ages now and still they give us no clues to when it could be back up..

  • montez

    sony is full if it xbox

  • uk male

    same eya i might sell my ps3 and get exbox 360 . this takes the pisssss .

  • Nick Kent

    yer thats all gd and well but ppl payed enuff for them 250 and all that its a joke why should we have to take up a hobby to some ppl this is a hobby ?

  • bigben

    scince the network is down ive been using my girlfriends vagina for entertainment,its jolly good fun!

  • Nick Kent

    yer your right ppl should go out but to some ppl this is there hobby they might get in from work or something and play cod to chill with bottle of bud at the side if they drink ppl have had enuff we paid a lot of money for the ps3 so i see it from both sides

  • Nick Kent

    yer xbox your paying for a service and dont get theses problems dont get lag on xbox like ps3 xbox is way betta and well wirth more than ps3 ps also crashes gets ring of death its the same

  • charlie

    my name is charlie woods i bought 50 contracts on ultimate team now cant sell them and ive beeen bored as hell

  • crazy_jay_21

    well i got told that we were ment to get it bk today n i tryed wen i woke up n wen i finished work n still nothing so im gessing it will be tomoz now hurry up man im missing my black ops hardcore CTF!

  • benny326

    If only people could read, half of these comments wouldn't be needed….. How can I change my password? I cant log in on my PS3……. Change passwords on other sites you use that use the same password on!!!! I mean come on!!!! And then there's…… I'm gonna buy an XBOX cos I cant play online….. Carry on, go pay to play!!!! BYE BYE!!! I on the other hand have been able to play offline without any worries and when PSN comes back online, maybe all the hackers and cheats will be gone too!!!

  • Adam

    GT 5 offline ftw :)

  • BARRY BEAN

    It shows the strength of sony as a whole, whoever hacked in to it whether it was someone in connection to microsoft/xbox and it was deliberate sabotage to there main rivals which is what i hear. Regardless as to whether this is true sony as a whole should have the facilities and manpower to adress a problem like this and deal with it a lot sooner and in a more professional manner.
    Most people i know with ps3 in xbox are selling there ps3's and going xbox especially because of the rumors that your best selling point of free online is now going to be a charged service. YOUVE DONE IT TO YOURSELVES SONY I SMELL A LIQUIDATION COMING ON

  • hofner

    Ok so sonys giving us 30 free days of ps plus right? and they also said that the ps shop wont be up for a while so.. what use is the ps plus if we can't even go on the store, i mean thats wasting the 30 days free :/

  • edy h

    i am so annoyed because the only thing i do is go online but sony have to make my life boring like it was before without my ps3. now i wish i ask for an xbox 360 instead

  • BOMMER

    OMG people read the ps blog it says by the end of the week so chill till then if its not on by the end of the week do what i will be doing ang getting a shite box bcause i will not be lied to anymore.

  • AARON US/UK

    ON BLACK OPS YOU CAN GET BOTS ON SPLITSCREEN WHY NOT TRY THAT !! HA HA PROBLEM SOLVED FOR YOU BLOBS FAN BOYS !

  • AARON UK/US

    ALSO DONT SELL YOUR PS3 I HEARD PSN IS COMING BACK ON TODAY AT 8PM (UK) NOT SURE ABOUT U.S

    IF YOU GET AN XBOX 360 BY THE TIME YOU GET IT AND YOU SELL YOUR PS3 PSN WILL PROBABLY BE BACK ON AND YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR XBOX LIVE WHEN YOU COULD HAVE IT ALL FOR 3 ON PS-FREE!!

  • Reece

    Some may be getting annoyed, but as someone said earlier it is good to take a break. Now our security on the PSN will be better as Sony says and if you have not read up about the new cross game chat and cross game video chat which Sony might introduce. It goes to prove that the PS3 is alot better than the xbox360.

    Even if you get hacked and money gets taken from your credit card, you can claim it back of the bank. This happened to someone I know.

  • BOOOO

    WELL I AM PISSD OF WITH SONY JUST TELL US WEN IT BACK ON LINE IN THE UK WAT THE POINT HAVIN PS3 IF IT AINT ON LINE CUM ON SONY THOUGHT U WER BETTER THEN THIS

  • england 1

    psn is not online in japan it has been comfirmed by sony reps ,hate tobe the berrer of bad news but looks like well be waitin atleast til friday,grimm stuff

  • husla_uk

    when is psn bk on..its now really doing my head in.it better not take longer now theyve been hacked again.soon i will b moving to the x box if this aint sorted soon.

  • http://Uk bradders

    Totally agree sony rocks!!!! Now bring on the mf tripple cod xp points for loss of earning lol

  • http://Uk bradders

    I even donated money from my wallet for the japan earth quake appeal!!!!

  • ohno!PSNisdownFML!!!

    if you guys can keep your panties on and not twisted so far up your ass you cant go outside and do somthing besides play video games, then go to PSN BLOG and read about how ps3 users are gonna get hooked the f*&k up for waiting for the psn to be back online! free subscription to psn plus for those that dont have it or another 1or 2 months free for those who already have it, mayb free movie and music downloads etc……..mayb even free dlc downloads!!!! so stop bitching and get your dick outta your own mouth and go find a girl that might actually talk to you…fuck sakes

  • FELP33

    SONY ISNT TELLING A DATE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO CLUE WHEN IT WILL BE BACK, THEY JUST DONT WANT TO SAY A WEEK AGAIN BECAUSE MORE CUSTOMERS WILL LEAVE AND GO TO A DIFFERENT CONSOLE, THEY PREFFER TO PISS PEOPLE OFF AND KEEP THEM THINKING PSN IS COMING BACK THAT DAY BUT BS, THE ARE STALLING TO THEIR ADVANTAGE, AND FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT SAY O PS IS THE BEST YOU ARE A DUMBASS, YOU DONT CARE FOR RESPECT AND DONT VALUE HOW COMPANIES TREAT YOU. YOU PROBABLY GET STEPPED ON ALL THE TIME FOR BEING A PANZI. IVE LIKE SONE SINCE I WAS 17 BUT AFTER THE LIES AND DISRISSPECT AND BS PLANS THEY SO GLADDLY ANNOUCED FOR PSN COMING BACK ON IS A WAY TO DRAW KIDS AND PPL TO BUY THEIR PRODUCTS AFTER ONE MONTH EXPIRES ON PLUS. SO STOP BEING A PUSH OVER AND WITHER SELL THE PS3 AND DONT BUY ANYTHING, OR BUY A CONSOLE AND GO PLAY IT.

  • Pat West

    We should all smash our ps3 on cinco de mayo if psn isnt back up!

  • black ops crazy

    come on sony i want to play black ops i need to shoot a dude online right now

  • the GAMERS life

    peeps who or thinking of leaving sony…dont on xbox its strictly pay to play on playstation its no pay and u can still pay (plus psn will be on soon)