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Sony Turns Off PSN Sign-In Due to Password Reset Security Issues 550°
May 18, 2011 // 11:05 am - Today (linked above) reports news of a security issue with the PlayStation Network 'Password Reset' feature, and as a result Sony has turned off the PSN sign-in to remedy the matter.

Sony has also confirmed that it was indeed not a hack, but a URL exploit that was subsequently fixed.

To quote from Community Team Moderator Yaster via the official PS...

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Sony PlayStation Network Security Update, SOE Now Down 1350°
May 2, 2011 // 4:22 pm - Today Sony's Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has made available another PlayStation Network security update to clarify some common PSN concerns, as follows:

On Tuesday, April 26 we shared that some information that was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. Once again, we'd like to apologize to the many users who were inconvenienced and worried abut this situation.

We want to state this again given the increase in speculation about credit card information being used fraudulently....

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Sony Sued Over PSN Security Issues, PSN Terms Exclude Liability 1350°
April 28, 2011 // 1:55 am - Update #2: has reported that Canadian Natasha Maksimovic has also filed suit (PDF) against Sony via McPhadden Samac Tuovi LLP for the recent PSN security breach.

Update: MSNBC now reports...

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Sony Lawsuit: PS3 Other OS Removal Due to Cost, Not Security 800°
March 25, 2011 // 7:43 pm - Although Sony previously admitted and then apologized for removing PS3 Other OS functionality due to security concerns, today IGN reports that according to the ongoing lawsuit Sony states the PlayStation 3 Other OS removal was due to cost not security.

To quote: An amended class action complaint filed against Sony Computer Entertainment America...

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PS3 Hackers Address Potential PSN Security Issues and Bans 1000°
February 17, 2011 // 3:46 pm - Yesterday Sony addressed PS3 circumvention devices, piracy and PSN bans and today PS3 hackers SKFU among others via ArsTechnica have reported on potential security risks for PlayStation Network users.

To quote: While I read about the big ban tsunami and interesting papers like PSN.PDF...

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Sony on Recent PS3 Hacks, PSN Security Updates Incoming 800°
January 6, 2011 // 10:03 pm - Today Sony has finally spoken out against the recent PS3 Hacks stating they plan to fix the security breaches through a series of PlayStation Network updates including fraudulently unlocked PS3 Trophies.

To quote from (linked above): "Earlier this week, hackers completely tore apart the console's few remaining lines of defence against running unauthorised code, and subsequently...

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PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 Arrives, Adds Security Patch 1150°
December 7, 2010 // 12:33 am - Update: CodeTwink has confirmed that PS3 Firmware update version 3.55 blocked access to lv2 kernel "execute" access, however, if you can patch back in a method to lv1_write_htab_entry, you can re-enable this area.

Today Sony Network Operations Americas VP Eric Lempel has announced that PS3 Firmware update v3.55 has arrived and simply adds a security patch.

Download: PS3...

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Rumor: Sony's Director of Information Security at SOE is a Pirate? 650°
March 3, 2010 // 9:50 pm - SONY is always whining about piracy and how evil pirates are. But are they better themselves? Not really!

While I browsed the web lately, I read a bit about Bryan S. Blank, the Director of Information Security at SONY Online Entertainment.

Getting a bit more interested I found his private homepage (

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