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 jaynet333 on Fri 6th May 2011 01:28 UTC
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This article is bogus. I looked at the testimony for Spafford via the source link given on the Consumerist article. There is no mention of the lack of a firewall, Apache issues, or specific software patches not being applied; at least not specific to the attack on Sony. There is only this quote from the testimony, which itself is mere speculation, "I have no information about what protections they had in place, although some news reports indicate that Sony was running software that was badly out of date, and had been warned about that risk.". The testimony also does not provide any sources regarding the alleged "news reports". Perhaps he was referring to bogus news reports like the one on The Consumerist?

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