More Reviews
REVIEWS Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Faf Review
I dunno what a "Fifnir" knight is, but damn is he scary-lookin'. And his game... it's pretty damn good too.

Godzilla (PS4) Review
Godzilla fans enjoyed the recent film, but will they feel the same way about the new video game?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Preview
Fans were mad about Beyond Earth. Rising Tide should fix that.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Lost Dimension
Release date: Out Now

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND
Release date: Out Now

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Release date: 09/01/15

NHL 16
Release date: 09/01/15


LATEST FEATURES BAMF BABES #12: Talia al Ghul [Batman Arkham City]
"Thousands of warriors have fallen in pursuit of the Demon. Would-be successors have proven to be nothing more than children battling the enormity of creation."

Call the Fight: Dying Light Flourishes During Dead Island 2’s Woes
These two games were set up to compete, only for one to suffer an embarrassing defeat.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437 Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that.  It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece.  I strongly recommend anyone...

GAMING NEWS

PSN Security Breach Was Due to Outdated Software

Posted on Tuesday, May 17 @ 13:02:18 Eastern by


Hackers did this. Make no mistake about it. However, a new report claims Sony is just as much at fault for the 24-day PSN downtime, and the 100 million compromised accounts.

German magazine, Computer Bild,  says the recent PSN security breach was a result of Sony using "obsolete software". The mag claims that it has in its possession scan logs given to them by "hacktivist" group Anonymous, the group responsible for the first round of attacks on Sony and the PlayStation Network.

The logs supposedly reveal that Sony was using Open SSH 4.4, an outdated version (the newest version is 5.7), that is said to have security holes that hackers have been well aware of for years. Additionally, Sony was using an outdated version of Apache, version 2.2.10, which is "vulnerable" to various threats.

The report goes on to put the blame on other security measures taken by Sony:

Sony's other programs and services also do not reflect the current standards of security technology

For the criminals who later stole the personal information of over 100 million users, the dated protection mechanisms of the Sony servers therefore did not present an insurmountable obstacle.

It appears that the corporate behemoth did not consider its server security to be that important – or that it had simply been asleep at the wheel. A cardinal error, because thanks to server scans and information in forums, the attackers were well-informed about Sony's security leaks. The users of the online services are now paying the price for this negligence.

Even if this information isn't accurate, it's clear that Sony's security measures weren't up to snuff, costing them billions of dollars. After the dust has settled on this entire fiasco, Sony needs to make sure that their security is impenetrable, as another event of this magnitude could spell the end for the corporation.

[Via]
Tags:   PSN
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution