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"You cannot be serious!!"

Users are greeted with this message when trying to login to PSN through Sony's website
Sony strikes again!

It's getting rather difficult to be surprised by Sony's lack of security credentials when it comes to its PlayStation Network (PSN) service. That's why today's latest revelation can't be too much of a shocker to those that have been following this ongoing saga.

According to Joystiq, Sony has once again taken web access to PSN offline after users found a gaping loophole in the password recovery functionality on the site. "A new hack is currently doing the rounds in dark corners of the internet that allows the attacker the ability to change your password using only your account’s email and date of birth," reports Nyleveia.

Considering that information like birth dates and email addresses were obtained when PSN was initially hacked, it looks as though anyone with access to the "master list" would have the ability to change your account password.

Nyleveia goes on to warn:

I would suggest that you secure your accounts now by creating a completely new email that you will not use ANYWHERE ELSE, and switching your PSN account to use this new email. You risk having your account stolen, when this hack becomes more public, if you do not make sure that your PSN account’s email is one that cannot be affiliated with or otherwise traced to you.

Sony is currently aware of the situation and is taking steps to resolve the issue as soon as possible. For more information on the exploit, check out Nyleveia's FAQ.

Perhaps the Japanese government was wise to take a wait and see approach with regards to allowing PSN service to restart in Japan…



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RE: Xbox 360
By tayb on 5/18/2011 7:45:17 PM , Rating: 3
I guess I'll believe it when I see it but as of right now both of you just sound like fanboys and XBL is up and running while the PSN has been down for over a month. I've never experienced anything like what is happening with Sony right now. Not with Microsoft not with anyone or anything.


RE: Xbox 360
By bug77 on 5/19/2011 5:02:22 AM , Rating: 2
Nobody experienced what is happening with Sony right now. That doesn't automatically mean Sony is the worst of the bunch, it just means it was the first to fall.

And for your comment about fanboyism, it says more about you than it says about me. I own neither a PS nor an XBox.


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