Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th May 2011 14:50 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Privacy, Security, Encryption Sony just restarted its Playstation Network, after the massive security fail dismissed as a 'hiccup' by Sony CEO Howard Stringer. Well, the PSN has barely been up two days, and a massive security oversight has already been discovered. Yes, Sony just got Sony'd. Again. Unbelievable.
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I must be missing something
by WorknMan on Thu 19th May 2011 07:41 UTC
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If I understand the situation correctly, Sony brings back the password recovery service that only requires an email address and DOB, and it took 2 days for somebody to realize this was a bad thing? In the two days that hundreds of thousands of new passwords were requested, nobody, either inside OR OUTSIDE of Sony, stopped to question that the only two pieces of information required were just handed over to hackers a few weeks ago?

So, somebody please help me out... what piece of this puzzle am I missing? And if what I just described is exactly what happened, why is Sony portrayed as idiots, if nobody else caught on to it either until today?

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