Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sony and Insecurity Part III

I don't know if you can cast your mind back all the way to, well, my last blog post on May 3rd, 2011 when I reported on Sny's latest (at the time) pair of massive security blunders.  In that I referred to a number of previous security issues that Sony had succumbed to (including one they actively perpetrated on their customers) and wondered if having over 100 million of their customers' accounts hacked would make them take security seriously.

Well, unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case.  According to PC World, Sony's just taken their PSN login page down for maintenance to fix a recently discovered issue where anyone who has access to the information that they leaked (like a burst balloon) with their 100 million + account hack recently could easily reset the password of any legitimate PSN account holder.  That in itself isn't good, but coming on the heels of one of the biggest technology-related security breaches we've seen, this is not just poor form, but more likely Sony clearly showing how much they actually care about their customers' data.

I'm quite disgusted that Sony cares so little for their customers that they haven't bothered putting more effort in now - especially now - to show that they are taking these issues seriously.  If you also feel strongly about how Sony's treating your confidential information, I suggest contacting their CEO - the email I found for Howard Stringer is:


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