One more trendy company that didn't have a security program gets compromised. It's almost as if ignoring the problem doesn't make it go away. Pentest, code review, remediate, and test some more. Or, you know, lose brand value...that's the other option.
Suggesting that because the university has fostered a large number of financially successful commercial ventures, that it could be toxic to the education of innovators is completely lame. In fact, it is so lame that I wonder if the topic was entirely made up for lack of content. Technological innovation can do 3 things that matter: 1. Advance society, making us all better in some way. 2. Foster financial stability for large numbers of people. 3. Raise questions about either number one or number two. Without financially successful technological innovation, we'd be Cuba in the 50's. Really happy, not that prosperous, and ready for a big change that would fuck us all.
all these assholes could just stop storing everything in cleartext, and the problem would just go away without needing to involve bureaucrats.
This breach is due to the transition from the capable staff at SOE to the new security retards at SNEI. In fact, Shannon Lietz and her entire group should be fired. It has nothing to do with the industries inability to adapt. If that were true, then massive platforms at companies like and google would fail regularly, but they don't. The server architectures and application deployments are practically the same. Bottom line - Sony is an exception, and they are an exceptional fuck up.
So..... they didn't have any internal firewalls prior to this relatively small acquisition?
has college graduation been the equivalent of "training" ? I don't know a single doctor who, even after acquiring their MD would suggest that they are "trained" in a given specialty.
and this place sucks a seriously huge bag of dicks. Wait, they only monitor facebook right?
Seems kinda short sighted to only limit him to talking about PS3 when Sony is so far down the road on the development of a new platform (ie 4)
This will never happen, if only for the reason that the Australians are afraid that we'll start comparing them to the Chinese.
Infoworld story doesn't load on my iPhone. Guess it's a flash site. Classic.
Funny... our government and military installations have arguably the longest history of being extremely bad at information security. We also have the nasty habit of leaking information. Screenshots to follow within 12 months guaranteed.
ohzero writes "Suppose that someone had the first pre-release copy of Napster that could be forensically proven to be such, it was never released to anyone else... and that person could prove that it came straight from Shawn Fanning..Do you suppose that's a collectable piece of technology? Also, do you supppose Roxio would support or sue someone who chose to sell it. We are coming up on the 10th aniversary of the file creation date...."
Today I made a journal entry. You are currently reading it. Bring out the gimp!