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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RE[2]: Firewalls
by Neolander on Sat 7th May 2011 06:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Firewalls"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Thanks to everyone who replied !

So if I sum up correctly, there's more to firewall technology and its applications than the "let's close ports like crazy and break everything which might use them" side of it, which is commonly called a firewall on the desktop. (Yup, I really am a networking newbie)

The firewall term may also refer to restricting which machines in a corporate network may connect to a given other machine. Sort of like more advanced routing.

I'd spontaneously wonder how a random forum's server got physically connected to the Great PSN Database with full access to its data in the first place, but I guess for the first part it's easier to do this way and for the second part it's the security failure of epic proportions we're talking about. Unneeded security permissions are the root of all evil.

I didn't understand the part about apache's mod-security.

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