Maintaining PlayStation Network Security: Not 100% Secure

By Posted 18 May 2011, 10:54

Sony will have a hard time maintaining PlayStation Network security, as they are not certain if it is still 100% secure – mind you is anything? The downtime of PSN has hit the company hard, not only with profits but also as a brand. Sony is a very proud company, and has taken this very bad, as they pride themselves on giving their customers an ultimate service.

Sony managed to restore most of the service over the weekend, but we have already had reports that such an attack could happen again. One would assume that Sony would have put things in place to make certain that such a thing would never happen again, but Sony Corp. CEO Howard Stringer said that he is unable to guarantee the security of PSN.

We have to give him the benefit of the doubt here, no matter what any company tries to do, hackers will always find a way in. try telling that to the 100 million affected users. According to WSJ, Stringer has warned that this is just the start, and things could get a whole lot worse.

These hackers are very clever, and for whatever reason they seem to find a way into some of the most secure systems in the world. We are no longer in the movies; we are living in a world where hackers could one day find themselves inside a system far more important than the PlayStation Network.

Do you think this is all scare mongering, or do hacker pose a serious threat?

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  • ashfoxx

    I'm just surprised these hackers haven't been found yet. I never was very good at hiding my ip address when I used to hack my friends in high school. Sony's security now is just as good as one would expect from anyone, if not better considering the attack. Of course hackers can still break it, but it won't be quite the stroll it was a month ago.

    Luckily, most hackers break in and have the morality to leave sensitive customer info alone, but there will always be the hackers that are just too socially inept to get a real job, and live the life of thievery to feed their worthless gullets instead of putting all that computer knowledge to good use.

  • Janac3

    It all depends on the what the hacker is trying to acomplish…. I guess. These guys (in my opinion) can get into anything they want if they try hard enough. In a way it's all strategic. They choose their targets. In this case it was the psn. I don't know why they did it but if they wanted "public" support, well I think they lost it by hitting gamers.

  • justsomeWalker

    i hop it dosnt happen to a bank. i have over 500000$ in one that would b a stomp on the balls.not really mad at sony just at hackers in general.y dont they use that for good like in a gove job.seriously.grow a pair

  • Anonymous

    Sony has learned nothing. Absolutely nothing. All the recent hack attacks globally have all used either a url exploit, or the SQL injection method (around a dozen now & counting). The very same used to get into PSN severs. They obviously do not learn from their mistakes. This is bad news for Sony customers. Any claims that they are “more secure than ever” should be taken with a grain of salt. They have not proven they are secure in ANY fashion yet, and only time will tell.

    As for the hackers, they are a mixed bag. They are good, in that they keep the network security guys on their toes, but bad for everyone when they steal peoples info, or inconvenience us all. I sympathize with the idea of consumer freedoms, but these events have tried my patience as both a consumer and a gamer.

  • Anonymous

    Sony has learned nothing. Absolutely nothing. All the recent hack attacks globally have all used either a url exploit, or the SQL injection method (around a dozen now & counting). The very same used to get into PSN severs. They obviously do not learn from their mistakes. This is bad news for Sony customers. Any claims that they are “more secure than ever” should be taken with a grain of salt. They have not proven they are secure in ANY fashion yet, and only time will tell.

    As for the hackers, they are a mixed bag. They are good, in that they keep the network security guys on their toes, but bad for everyone when they steal peoples info, or inconvenience us all. I sympathize with the idea of consumer freedoms, but these events have tried my patience as both a consumer and a gamer.

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