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Para aquellos que estan esperando que el tema de Playstation Network se arregle pronto, abajo se reproduce el e-mail que me llego a mi cuenta de correo el martes 26 de abril de 2011.

Add PlayStation_Network@playstation-email.com to your address book

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PlayStation(R)Network

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Valued PlayStation(R)Network/Qriocity Customer:

We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:

1) Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;

2) Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full  and complete investigation into what happened; and

3) Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our  network infrastructure by rebuilding our system to provide you  with greater protection of your personal information. We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as practicable.

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.

For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them as well.

To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements and to monitor your credit reports. We are providing the following information for those who wish to consider it:

– U.S. residents are entitled under U.S. law to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. To order your free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll-free (877) 322-8228.

– We have also provided names and contact information for the three major U.S. credit bureaus below. At no charge, U.S. residents can have these credit bureaus place a "fraud alert" on your file that alerts creditors to take additional steps to verify your identity prior to granting credit in your name. This service can make it more difficult for someone to get credit in your name. Note, however, that because it tells creditors to follow certain procedures to protect you, it also may delay your ability to obtain credit while the agency verifies your identity. As soon as one credit bureau confirms your fraud alert, the others are notified to place fraud alerts on your file. Should you wish to place a fraud alert, or should you have any questions regarding your credit report, please contact any one of the agencies listed below:

Experian: 888-397-3742; www.experian.com; P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013

Equifax: 800-525-6285; www.equifax.com; P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241

TransUnion: 800-680-7289; www.transunion.com; Fraud Victim Assistance Division,

P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790

– You may wish to visit the website of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.gov/idtheft or reach the FTC at 1-877-382-4357 or 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580 for further information about how to protect yourself from identity theft. Your state Attorney General may also have advice on preventing identity theft, and you should report instances of known or suspected identity theft to law enforcement, your State Attorney General, and the FTC. For North Carolina residents, the Attorney General can be contacted at 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001; telephone (877) 566-7226; or www.ncdoj.gov. For Maryland residents, the Attorney General can be contacted at 200 St. Paul Place, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone: (888) 743-0023; or www.oag.state.md.us.

We thank you for your patience as we complete our investigation of this incident, and we regret any inconvenience. Our teams are working around the clock on this, and services will be restored as soon as possible. Sony takes information protection very seriously and will continue to work to ensure that additional measures are taken to protect personally identifiable information.

Providing quality and secure entertainment services to our customers is our utmost priority. Please contact us at 1-800-345-7669 should you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment

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LEGAL

"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks and "PS3" and "PlayStation Network" are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (C) 2011 Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC.  Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404

 

Como veran, lo más importante es que si la contraseña que utilizan con PSN es la misma que la de algún otro servicio (por ejemplo correo electronico), lo recomendable es que la cambien ahora mismo.

Ah y no esperen poder matar a noobs hasta la proxima semana cuando se estima que estara arriba y hay que ver si con los cambios que hacen esta estable.  Yo creo que va a ser por lo menos 2 semanas más hasta que sea utilizable de nuevo.

Serie dedicada a Cable Onda

Luego de caer en la “oferta” de 9.99 al mes por 4Mbps de Internet puedo decir que llevo más de un mes sin tener un servicio eficiente.  Normalmente las caidas de velocidad suceden en horas de la tarde y fines de semana justo cuando todo el mundo esta en su casa, conociendo la tecnologia de las cableras esto es de esperarse, pero pasar de 4Mbps a 256k es ridiculo.

Ahora resulta que a las 5am también pasa, este es mi ping actual a Google hoy a las 5am

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Alguien que me explique, poque yo no entiendo. Y ya vinieron a revisar y todo, y por supuesto aún estoy a la espera de una resolución.

Lo bueno de todo esto es que me he vuelto un experton usando speedtest.net, pruebenlo y abran una cuenta para que mantenga un historico de las pruebas y asi puedan probarle a sus ISP que en realidad no estan entregando el servicio que prometieron.

Backtrack 4 pre-release

Me imagino que a esta altura ya todo el mundo tiene sus manos en una copia de BT4 Pre-release…. en lo personal yo lo tengo desde el beta pero el cambio a Ubuntu me confundio un poco, hasta que no tuve alternativa ya que me maquina virtual de BT3 se perdio en un backup… no pregunten.

Entonces me di cuenta que ya habiamos pasado de beta a pre-release y decidi probarlo.  Como me imagino que le ha sucedido a todo el mundo luego de instalar se quedan sorprendidos al encontrar que vmware-tools no instala sin importar que se cumplan con todas las dependencias.  Luego de buscar y buscar encontre el siguiente how-to que resuelve el problema:

mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom3 /mnt/cdrom
cp -rf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-7.8.5-156735.tar.gz /tmp/
cd /tmp/
tar zxpf VMwareTools-7.8.5-156735.tar.gz
wget http://www.offensive-security.com/tools/vmware-tools-patch-backtrack4-7.8.5-2_6_29.tar
tar zxpf vmware-tools-patch-backtrack4-7.8.5-2_6_29.tar
./vmwaretools.sh

Esta info la obtuve del mismo sitio de Offensive Security (http://alturl.com/kyw9), seguro que podemos funcionar sin vmware-tools, pero se nos pierden muchas caracteristicas de esta herramienta (copy paste entre hosts y guest, window resize, etc).  Además se ve muy feo a la hora de hacer presentaciones.

Espero que esto les sirva para que corran su propia copia de BT4 en vmware sin problemas.

Octubre mes de Cyber Security Awareness

Octubre es el mes de Cyber Security Awareness, o en otras palabras mes de la concientización sobre la seguridad de la información. Durante los últimos 2 años el Internet Storm Center de SANS (ISC) ha cubierto diferentes temas relacionados con este mes.  Este año se examinaran 31 diferentes puertos/servicios/protocolos/aplicaciones y se discutiran algunos de los temas de mayor preocupación con respecto a la seguridad de la información.

Algunos temas de la lista son:

– telnet (port 23)
– SMB over tcp (port 445)
– ssh (port 22)
– Microsoft Terminal Services (port 3389)
– dns (port 53)

Pueden ver el articulo completo en el siguiente URL:  http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=7198