Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th May 2011 21:07 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Games There's fail, there's epic fail, and then there's Sony. You may've thought it wasn't possible, but Sony has just outdone itself on the fail scale, forcing us to add yet another notch. During the congressional testimony this morning, Dr Gene Spafford of Purdue University revealed just how badly Sony managed its Playstation Network servers. It's... Bad.
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by Gullible Jones on Thu 5th May 2011 22:53 UTC
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Just something to keep in mind: a lot of Linux distros ship "outdated" software with backported patches, so software being "obsolete" doesn't necessarily mean it lacks the latest security fixes.

Also, "firewall" could mean an actual firewall, or could mean a NIPS.

I do assume Spafford knows what he's talking about, but the details are not there; and while this is very much in line with the kind of poor security I've personally seen in corporate environments, I think I'll withhold judgment until I see something more... complete.

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