"you know, watching this conversation makes me think about whether it was a good idea after all to buy a couple of games from psn using a visa card...their general attitude towards security just seems...ugh"Another user says,
"sony really should update that stuff to something more current"Among some of the concerns mentioned in the informal chat log are: allegations of Sony collecting information about personal files stored on any attachable storage devices (such as a USB drive), credit card billing (including the card security code), address information sent over the network unencrypted in-the-clear, the ability to easily modify the download URL to circumvent payment of downloadable games, Sony monitoring all messaging activity on PlayStation Network, insecurity of user email addresses obtainable for spamming, and out-of-date server software. Some in the chat session know enough about the PlayStation Network to know that it is composed of 45 environments that all operate independently.
UPDATE: Steve Gibson (@SGgrc) tweeted, "SONY PSN BREACH RUMORS: Early reports of massive/widespread username & password login attempts using Sony's lost user database." Folks, if you used the same username and password from your PSN account anywhere else, now is the time to change your passwords!