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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: The Japanese Government...
By EricMartello on 5/19/2011 5:31:58 AM , Rating: 0
Let's compare the frequency of tsunamis and massive quakes hitting the NYC area VS japan. Japan is a geologically unstable area. Building nuclear power plant there is a bad idea; and it's an even worse idea to not continually upgrade an aging power plant rather than settling with "good enough".

RE: The Japanese Government...
By Hieyeck on 5/19/2011 8:30:52 AM , Rating: 5
Conversely, the US government supported the construction and re-construction of a major city whose foundation is mostly soggy marshland, just miles from the Gulf of Mexico that is BELOW sea level.

Hum. Maybe governments everywhere can be pretty bloody stupid.

RE: The Japanese Government...
By Dr of crap on 5/19/2011 8:44:46 AM , Rating: 2
And that's priceless!!!

And don't forget they opening fo the flood gastes and the flooding of thousands of homes to save thousand others!!

Who insures these homes, or are they non-insurable?

Of course the first problem is who would live/build there? And that goes for in/on a flood plain as well!

RE: The Japanese Government...
By EricMartello on 5/20/2011 6:38:16 AM , Rating: 2
A flood is nowhere near as bad as nuclear contamination caused by a power plant meltdown. The radiation will make the surrounding area toxic and unusable for many, many years. Floods may cause a lot of damage but we can rebuild it...tho in the case of New Orleans, who is dumber - the goverment for building a city below sea level, right next to the gulf or the people for living there. I'd say the latter are just as guilty if not moreso.

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