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Sony Facing New Security Issues, Passwords Are Hackable

And just when you thought things were getting better for Sony. It looks like the company is now facing new issues that are once again, related to security and hackers. Eurogamer is telling us that there is an exploit in the PSN password reset system and so they have had to restrict their online services. You are currently unable to sign into your PSN account through Playstation.com or the Playstation forums.
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And just when you thought things were getting better for Sony. It looks like the company is now facing new issues that are once again, related to security and hackers. Eurogamer is telling us that there is an exploit in the PSN password reset system and so they have had to restrict their online services. You are currently unable to sign into your PSN account through Playstation.com or the Playstation forums. The exploit allows for hackers to easily change your password, thus putting your personal information at risk.

“Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via Playstation.com or Qriocity.com will be unable to do so for the time being,” said Sony. “This is due to essential maintenance and at present it is unclear how long this will take. In the meantime you will still be able to sign into PSN via your PlayStation 3 and PSP devices to connect to game services and view Trophy/Friends information.”

“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,” recommends the site. 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.”

Frankly, I’m surprised this whole fiasco is still going on. And I’m even more surprised that it wasn’t fixed a lot earlier. If I was a Playstation user I’d be mighty pissed and even Sony’s compensation would not make up for what has gone on. Frankly, if I was on the PS3, I would have probably switched to 360 a while ago, which I know many people actually did.

Are you a PS3 user? If so, are you sticking with Sony or have you switched sides?


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