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AT&T On Data Throttling: Blame Yourselves

ItsPaPPy AT&T Take Your Profits & Upgrade Your Equi (406 comments)

2,000,000 million smart phones x $100 monthly payment = $200,000,000
$200,000,000 x 24 month contract = $4,800,000,000

I know AT&T has sold more than 2 million smart phones, so the overall number is a lot larger.

AT&T is saying it is the user's fault for buying a smart phone and is throttling customer's download speed.

AT&T how about you take some of the billions you make in profit and put it towards upgrading your archaic infrastructure?

Facts pulled from ATT.com 2011 4th Quarter Earnings Data
-For the quarter ended December 31, 2011, AT&T's consolidated revenues totaled $32.5 billion
-9.4 million smartphone sales
-Best-ever quarter for Android and Apple smartphones, including 7.6 million iPhone activations
-571,000 branded computing device (tablets, aircards, etc.) sales

more than 2 years ago

World Wide Web Turns 20 Today

ItsPaPPy AOL (169 comments)

Well someone has to post about it. For me it was AOL 2.5 on my 14.4 modem on windows 3.1. Screaming fast!

more than 3 years ago

Sony Breach Gets Worse: 24.6 Million Compromised Accounts At SOE

ItsPaPPy Phishing? already? (242 comments)

Subject:Important Customer Notification

Customer Service Notification
May 2, 2011
Dear Valued Sony Online Entertainment Customer:
Our ongoing investigation of illegal intrusions into Sony Online Entertainment systems has discovered that hackers may have obtained personal customer information from SOE systems. We are today advising you that the personal information you provided us in connection with your SOE account may have been stolen in a cyber-attack. Stolen information includes, to the extent you provided it to us, the following: name, address (city, state, zip, country), email address, gender, birthdate, phone number, login name and hashed password. Customers outside the United States should be advised that we further discovered evidence that information from an outdated database from 2007 containing approximately 12,700 non-US customer credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) and about 10,700 direct debit records listing bank account numbers of certain customers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Spain may have also been obtained and we will be notifying each of those customers promptly.
There is no evidence that our main credit card database was compromised. It is in a completely separate and secured environment.
We had previously believed that SOE customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company, but on May 1st we concluded that SOE account information may have been stolen and we are notifying you as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the attack and as a result, we have:
1. Temporarily turned off all SOE game 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 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.
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 SOEâ's services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your Station or SOE game account 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 web site of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.gov/idtheft or reach the FTC at (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 are committed to helping our customers protect their personal data and we will provide a complimentary offering to assist users in enrolling in identity theft protection services and/or similar programs. The implementation will be at a local level and further details will be made available shortly in regions in which such programs are commonly utilized.
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 (866) 436-6698 should you have any additional questions. Sincerely,
Sony Online Entertainment LLC


SOE Privacy Policy | SOE Terms of Service

Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC
8928 Terman Court - San Diego, CA 92121

All the links shorntened to are to: http://soe.innovyx.net/r?
Gmail flagged as spam as it was sent from innovyx.net

more than 3 years ago

AT&T Admits Network Can't Handle iPhone, iPad Traffic

ItsPaPPy Verizon and the EU (298 comments)

Verizon and the EU rejoice!

more than 3 years ago

SlashTweaks Let YOU Micro-Edit Slashdot

ItsPaPPy Ads (257 comments)

Everyone that clicked on any of those drop downs just gave money via ad clicks. Congrats on finding a new ad revenue slashdot!

more than 3 years ago

Book Review: Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

ItsPaPPy Mitnick (114 comments)

If Kevin Mitnick didn't write this book, then I am not reading it.

more than 3 years ago

100 P2P Users Upload 75% of Content

ItsPaPPy Re:Patently Absurd--Run the numbers (269 comments)

You didn't calculate for the total fakes out there. I remember seeing something saying 1/3, but I can't find it anywhere

about 4 years ago

Dept. of Homeland Security To Test Iris Scanners

ItsPaPPy Pink Eye (221 comments)

I just hope that the first person that gets scanned, doesnt have pink eye! Then all of DHS will be out for 3 weeks.

more than 4 years ago

The Pirate Bay Sinks And Swims

ItsPaPPy German Fail (347 comments)

Havent they caught on by now, if you shut them down they will just find someone else?

more than 4 years ago

Suggestions For a Coax-To-Ethernet Solution?

ItsPaPPy Re:Use the Coax as a wirepull for the cat5 (608 comments)

Damn you beat me to it. As i was going to say the same thing. Attach your CAT5/6 to the end and pull like hell.

more than 4 years ago

DARPA Aims for Synthetic Life With a Kill Switch

ItsPaPPy Kill Switch (295 comments)

Let's hope they dont detect the killswitch and rewire themselves to remove it...

more than 4 years ago

Australian Police Database Lacked Root Password

ItsPaPPy Lacked??? (214 comments)

Wow that's bad. Anyone notice the misspelling?

more than 5 years ago

Fake News Scam Sites Advertising On Real News Sites

ItsPaPPy Fake News on real sites such as CNN (128 comments)

Lots of sites have cross site scripting vulnerabilities, and news sites are one of them. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other local new sites, have the ability to inject HTML into the pages. So the domain still reads the sites original URL, but contains altered text. Dont believe me? http://xssed.com/ is a database oh sites that currently have such security hole. Take a look at common sites you use, and maybe demand these sites fix them.

more than 5 years ago

Secret US List of Civil Nuclear Sites Released

ItsPaPPy No nuke's protest (167 comments)

Great now I am going to get stuck in traffic everywhere, because of dumb "No nukes" protestors!

more than 5 years ago

The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

ItsPaPPy Society is dumb (876 comments)

These are the same people that say things such as: NIC Cards (network interface card card) ATM Machine (automated teller machine machine) and my favorite PIN Number (personal identification number number). Calling the whole computer a CPU/hard drive/box thingy/tower will always continue on, so we will just have to deal with it.

more than 5 years ago



Crack US Cyber Command Secret Code in New Logo

ItsPaPPy ItsPaPPy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ItsPaPPy (1182035) writes "The US Cyber Command has released their new shield/logo and has embedded a secret code. Some think it is launch codes, or some say the hash decodes to read, "All your base are belong to us!". But see if you can decode it yourself."
Link to Original Source

Stolen Code on Source Forge

ItsPaPPy ItsPaPPy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ItsPaPPy writes "I am coder/staff on a site that was broken into, cyber-wars.com, a while back. Our source code was stolen and has now appeared on sourceforge.net We have contacted the person and our legal team has contacted SF. They have said there is nothing they can do, without having a police report their hands our tied. So I put it to the community, 1. how can this person try to put this code out their as his own, 2. how can a great community like SF, who was created for coders to make a name for themselves and their products, allow for this to go on any longer?

All the hard work we have put into the site, no anyone can just download our file and make a site just like ours. Everything is packaged including our images that we paid good money to have designed.

So I ask the community what is some one to do against a big ignorant site like SF?"


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