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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I agree. A seporate appliance or server box between your server and the outside world is preferable. iptables on the local machine is still better than nothing though and head and sholders better than Sony seems to have done. All the mitigation in the world on top of your apache isn't going to be much good if iptables underneath your apache still leaves the system wide open (not to mention the number of services that use a loop back port but have no justification for being accessible from outside localhost).

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