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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Seriously though
by Soulbender on Wed 18th May 2011 15:33 UTC
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

How fscking incompetent can you be and still get employed by Sony? Blindly accepting the sending email address along with some readily available information as an authorization token? Seriously? In 2011???
Have you learned NOTHING at all in the last 10-15 years?
The mind boggles that someone could come up with this braindead scheme in 2011.

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RE: Seriously though
by orestes on Wed 18th May 2011 15:52 in reply to "Seriously though"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Sad thing is, it's not just Sony. A lot of the corporate world puts impact on profit above doing things properly.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

One should always remember that a for-profit corporation is in the business of producing profits and whatever product they happen to make is simply a tool used in the profit manufacturing process.

Microsoft manufacture's profit; they happen to use software in the production process.

Sony manufacture's profit; they happen to use moving pictures and game consoles in the process.

I think it's actualy an obligation within corporate law that when a decision comes down to benefiting the shareholder or benefiting the customer, they must choose to benefit the shareholder at the expense of the customer benfit.

As such, they'll fight tooth and nail over something that directly impacts the current management's short term performance goals but something that directly impacts the customers.. fk them; they're just wallets that have already been harvested.

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