Before PSN Back Up, Consider Changing All Logins

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As you will now be well aware the PlayStation Network is down and at the moment Sony is still working to rectify the problem. We previously brought you news that the network was back up in Japan and news about the confusion between hashing and encryption when it comes to passwords.

The news we have for you today comes courtesy of a YouTube video of a formal apology from Sony. It seems the company is recommending that if the login you use for the PSN is the same for other sites you might be registered with such as online bank and email address for example, you should change it once back online.

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One of the reasons for this is because Sony does not know exactly the extent of the breach so in order to be on the safe side and ensure identities and personal details stay private they recommend the change.

If the login name and password is the same is the same as a Hotmail account address for example these details if stolen can be used to access your email.

Are the login details that you use for your PSN account used for any other account you are registered to? If so it might be wise to change the details once online status is renewed. Let us know your thoughts about the situation in the comments below.

  • keith

    hello sony..could yall think about creating a new weapen pack for zombiez.like to haven the m60 on their and the raging bull and all the other guns that are not on zombiez.thancks

    • josh

      i have been told its back on tomoz by lots people true or not ?

    • Kolia

      Sony don't make Black Ops Keith.

    • Alan

      Sony isn't the ones that make them… Treyarch and infinity ward do…

    • Josh

      Your a complete retard. Sony dosnt make the map packs, because Sony dosnt make call of duty

    • James

      Yea dude that's what I heard. and what i heard was that it was coming back tomorrow (may 4th).

    • Ricky Alvatraz

      Dude! If u dnt cut that [beep] out…

  • josh

    ive got told its back on tomoz truth or not ?

  • Scott

    Keith, get a life you homo

    • FredDurst

      I think Keith is:
      Trollin' Trollin' Trollin COME ON!
      Keep Trolin' Trollin' Trollin YEAH!

  • Kiran Sher Macleod

    hello Sony, my father made a psn account a long time ago, but he used a fake email…i didn't know this. also our psn went down, so we can't change it on the current system, will my account be locked? becuase i can't change the password?

    • digimichan

      Please read this blog post from Playstation: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/30/press-r

      All PSN users will be obligated to change their details before accessing the network.

      • Kiran Sher Macleod

        yes i have to, as well as thousands of others, but i have a question that no one seems to care about, so maybe you can help me. my dad made my account ages ago, on my old ps3 system but we had a break down and had to get a new one, also the email he used (i didn't know) happened to be fake, apprently, it doesn't matter anyway becuase he's usless at this stuff, he forgot about it all anyway, so no that i can't log in and change my password on my new ps3, and i can't do verification, how do i get my account online? no i'm not going to forget about it, i want this account back and i will make sure sony do it. so am i going to have to run around to get it back? thanks.

        • Dan

          yeah that does seem to be a problem and not using a real email as well so yeah i'm guessing you will have to question sony about this, unless you can cross accounts onto yr second ps3 but that is rather difficult even with the IVP

  • andy jay

    Soooo. When the heck will psn be back on??

  • andy jay

    Sooooo. When the heck will psn be back up in the u.s.????

  • digimichan

    Uhm… I don't know if anyone read their latest blog post (or maybe previous at this point) that ALL PSN users will be obligated to change their personal details (passwords,etc) BEFORE accessing the network itself. Also with an obligated update.
    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/30/press-r

    • Kiran Sher Macleod

      if i came across as rude, sorry, it's just i know what sony are like they never lifted a finger to help me before, and i found asking nicely never worked, i'm getting sick and tired of this poor, crappy service, no one seems to give me a decent awnser. fine if you don't know then give me an idea, some hope would be nice as i have friends on this account a lot of them, user names that are hard to remember, so it's important i get it back! thank you.

  • Nick

    This is stressful for many of us, we wish Sony just gave us a solid date on when psn would be back.

  • tyler the jew

    what do i do if i dont no how to turn on my playstation in the first place

  • huhumsan

    Does it work right now, if we chance our passwords?

  • alex

    all i want to get is a date for its return

  • rick

    sonyi hope its back soone if not im selling mi ps3 end going back too the xbox360 :( end you guys shouls give us free wallet money four all the time we ben waiting

  • Ur dreams

    Sorry to be the bad news guy. Let's face it PSN is going to be of forever it's stuffed, it's broken and it will be down forever. Even when they put it back up it will be chaos a hackers delight so to speak. Kinda like Bebo when Facebook came, just a whole lot of sick scumbags on there.

  • lil mic

    man i wanna know if it is on right now/? plz tell me im not at my house

  • Joe

    i cant sign in its may 3rd wts going on people

  • Antoine Carter

    when cause I want my BF2 Bad company I been dying to kill someone

  • Damo

    everyday ive seen people say, i heard it will be tomorrow, i heard it will be tomorrow. people, you are hearing wrong. not even Playstation know when there network will be back up. i know, were all stressing over this. ive been doing some preety random shit , just waitin for PSN to come up everyday. its funny, i woke up this morning, my hopes SO high. i was nearly 100 percent sure it would be back up. but no, "Playstation Network is undergoing maintenance" so i shut off my ps3 in disappointment and went back to sleep. but anyways, moral of this story. we gotta wait it out ps3 community, ive seen alot of comments about, "oh yeh im going to buy an xbox, i need online games" well do it? dont just talk about it. it has passed my mind, good trade in deals at my local video game shop. but no, ill stay true to playstation. this update should be the best one yet, and im hoping we never have to worry about these hackers again. cant they just LEAVE PSN ALONE? wait it out guys, PSN will be back up in no time! ever tried playing single player games? theres alot out there, dont need to play online all the time.

  • Damo

    everyday ive seen people say, i heard it will be tomorrow, i heard it will be tomorrow. people, you are hearing wrong. not even Playstation know when there network will be back up. i know, were all stressing over this. ive been doing some preety random shit , just waitin for PSN to come up everyday. its funny, i woke up this morning, my hopes SO high. i was nearly 100 percent sure it would be back up. but no, "Playstation Network is undergoing maintenance" so i shut off my ps3 in disappointment and went back to sleep. but anyways, moral of this story. we gotta wait it out ps3 community, ive seen alot of comments about, "oh yeh im going to buy an xbox, i need online games" well do it? dont just talk about it. it has passed my mind, good trade in deals at my local video game shop. but no, ill stay true to playstation. this update should be the best one yet, and im hoping we never have to worry about these hackers again. cant they just LEAVE PSN ALONE? wait it out guys, PSN will be back up in no time! ever tried playing single player games? theres alot out there, dont need to play online all the time.

  • JSN

    good job Damo. coudn't have said it any better…

  • stacey crawford

    XBOX IS STARTING TO LOO REAL GOOD!

  • matthew

    WE ALL ASK QUESTIONS! WHEN WILL PSN BE UP? HOW MUCH LONGER? WILL OUR INFO BE TAKEN? WHAT HAPPENDS IF WE DONT CHANGE IT? trhose are all question's im asking and more!!!!

  • Xbox user

    You should play these new maps in Call of Duty on Xbox live SOOOO SWEEET!!. XBox All Day boys!!

    • getalife

      who cares about new maps in a month wen ur sicko them ill be getn em wohoo ur xbox wont even last that long Rrod, there prob shit anyways like first strike, an too everyone out there get a fucking life whinging bout psn down fuckin grab a surfboard, football sumthing, dnt worry i miss it too but itll be back sonys loosing too much money they be gng round the clock it all about the money, lads n if ur accounts are touched then sue the fuckers so fuck xbox n fuck bill gates he probably fucken hacked the psn n yeah fuck sony for not giving us more info in whats happenen we pay ur wages remember n if sonys readin this give me the security job!

    • dalad

      who cares about new maps in a month wen ur sicko them ill be getn em wohoo ur xbox wont even last that long Rrod, there prob ****like first strike anyways, how much does ur xbox cost per month? on top of internet rental no thanx an if sonys readin put australia back online first like now hurry up n can i have security job ill cut there fingers off

  • smoove

    two weeks and still not back up
    sony you are a disgrace

  • MAJOR______

    Get rid of Cinevia! Users will appreciate an act of good faith at this point. Were all (mostly) sticking by you!
    An entertainment system should support it's users, not it's content!

  • Osama

    Cool story cuhz

    tl;dr

  • MAJOR______

    Question: I bought the PS3 (premium price) for it's online network as well as it's superior technology, how can you assure us that our effort, patience and hard earned money are appreciated?

    Question: will my account info change? I've got a number of accounts w ps3, all of which are Registered to non-existent emails and addresses. Though the info was false (because I never trust ol databases unless I have to) Im very attached to my individual profiles.
    Will the reset force me to try to remember all emails and passwords used to access these accounts?
    Thanks SCE, I look forward to hearing from you.

  • ishka

    like i said get a nice ax pick it up over ur ps3 and slice and gather ur friends and pile them up in pile burn and video it up for youtube make the dissapointment clear, EU all the way.

  • Sady

    So I forgot my password for my agount and I don't remember it because I have a brain problem so what do I do?

    • Dan

      get them 2 send it to your email or answer security question- otherwise yr screwed! anyway if u saved yr password on ps3 for everytime u login it will still be there wen u login again

  • toronto cod

    GUYS IF YOU SEARCH GOOGLE FOR PSN JAPAN IT WILL GIVE YOU AN OPTION TO TRANSLATE THAT PAGE I RECCOMEND YOU DO THIS SO YOU KNOW FOR YOURSELF I HAVE DONE IT AND WHAT THEY SAY IS PSN WILL BE BACK ON SOON NO DATE JUST SOON AND IT ALSO SAYS IT WILL START AT DIFFERENT TIMES IN DIFFERENT REGION SO WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT JAPAN WILL BE BACK ON SOONER THEN NORTH AMERICA IS TRUE IVE BEEN DESPERATLY WAITING FOR ALMOST 2 WEEKS JUST LIKE THE REST OF YOU AND THIS SUCKS LOL WHAT I FIND FUNNY IS PEOPLE SAYING THAT THERE GOING TO SWITCH TO XBOX LOL JUST TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW THAT ARE THINKING ABOUT SWITCHING SYSTEMS IS XBOX HAS ALSO BEEN DONE FOR 2 WEEKS IN THE PAST AND YOU ALSO HAVE TO PAY SO IF YOU WANNA WASTE A FEW HUNDRED BUCKS BECAUSE YOU CANT WAIT ANOTHER DAY OR TWO OR EVEN THREE THEN YOUR JUST NUTS AND YOUR GOING TO PULL YOUR HAIR OUT WHEN XBOX GOS DOWN AND IT WILL SOONER OR LATER WOW THIS WAS LONG .

    • Ricky ALvatraz

      I feel bad for the people that are gonna switch to an xbox. LOL the red ring of death will be waitin on ya.

  • Damo

    i have played new blops maps, next door mate has an xbox. i was at his house playin with him for quite abit. they are good if you play cod alot, i dont like how there so dark tho. lighten up Treyarch.

    • toronto cod

      i would like to buy the new maps but after all thats happend not sure if its a smart thing to do i hope sony gives us an option to download them for free as part of there free content that there going to give us for the system being down for these past days and our trouble.

  • choda

    mine is up now.

    • Dan

      liar its not up anywhere

  • rick

    does this mean before you longin you just change your password? that what it says on the PSN blog it does not say you have to change your usename ?

    • Dan

      nope just password not username and maybe tho they havnt said wise to change security questions

  • Leroy

    This is getting to be a joke now, sony are liers! i like the way on the 26th sony said psn servers would be back online within a week, and they they are say its gonna be this week some time but the 7th day was yesterday and guess what still no psn! would rather have no date at all then be let down again.

    Sony’s updates are not offen enough! fed up with being left in the dark by this two bob micky mouse company.

    Long live MICROSOFT………

  • shoaib

    fix it or i kill you

  • obama

    1 week and im selling mine for a PC

  • Dan

    Bring PSN back online come on u used to be cool

  • Sean

    Why are they going to rush it back online if its not ready, I would want them to be 100 % ready. So this dosent happen again.

  • Graham C

    think people need to understand and stop being so fkin ungrateful its people like you lot complaining that will make psn like crappy xbox live paying to pay online plus paying for your net connection its a joke psn is free and sony pay a lot of money im sure for the servers and do not charge us be fkin thankful it will be back when its back

  • Dan

    sorry but this oh we dont pay for online is ridiculous that is the PS3 USP or atleast one of its, how many ppl would play xbox if both cost the same a month, xbox charges while PS3 doesnt, if PSN start to charge for internet i see many ppl switchin 2 xbox

  • majja jonezz

    wow.. nice company yu guys got there sony… supposed to be some huge like technoligy company and a really good console. well you guys are retards and cant even give us poeple who have relied on yu for the las 5 yrs or more to hook up the online gamin which yuve been dope an done for free an i thank you for that but what is this shit yu guys are seriously that retarded an it takes yu this long to get this shit fixed…like seriously.. what the fuck. give us a fuckin date. its not that hard. like yu guys are supposed to be professionals an ur gettin laughed at by a 22 yr old kid who jailbroke ur system an put a hack online so ppl didnt have to pay for your over priced games an do there oown shit to there own console that they bought with there own money not urs. so figure ur shit out sony an stop being so useless.

  • mani…ENG

    Oi OSAMA AINT U SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD U MUPPET