Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Jun 2011 22:26 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Privacy, Security, Encryption "The hacker group LulzSec on Thursday posted information it took from Sony Entertainment and Sony BMG on its site, called the LulzBoat. The information includes about a million usernames and passwords of customers in the U.S., Netherlands and Belgium and is available for download and posted on the group's site. A release posted on LulzSec's page said the group has more, but can't copy all of the information it stole. The group also said none of the information it took from Sony was encrypted."
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wow
by re_re on Fri 3rd Jun 2011 23:50 UTC
re_re
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2005-07-06

I encrypt and firewall my own home network ...... It's unbelievable that a company the size of Sony was to lazy to do this.

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RE: wow
by bert64 on Sat 4th Jun 2011 15:33 in reply to "wow"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Your home network doesn't need to provide services to the internet, and even without a firewall it shouldn't be providing anything people could attack.

Sony actually do need to provide services, so based on that these services would be permitted through by their firewall anyway. If someone finds a vulnerability in the services they offer, then thats a route in and gets you behind the firewall.

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