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[TC] Security Expert: Sony Knew Its Software Was Obsolete Months Before PSN

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In congressional testimony this morning, Dr. Gene Spafford of Purdue University said that Sony was using outdated software on its servers — and knew about it months in advance of the recent security breaches that allowed hackers to get private information from over 100 million user accounts.

According to Spafford, security experts monitoring open Internet forums learned months ago that Sony was using outdated versions of the Apache Web server software, which "was unpatched and had no firewall installed." The issue was "reported in an open forum monitored by Sony employees" two to three months prior to the recent security breaches, said Spafford.
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They're using Apache? Well, that's why.
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sony....
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sony is the new king off fail
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True Epic Fail...


I'm shocked their shock isn't much effected by this...
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So that's one Apache web server and one Forum to add to the must-sue list?
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If a small business lost millions of credit card numbers the CEO would be in prison right now but if a huge corporation does it: no one is held accountable... A slap on the wrist and off you go!
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True Epic Fail...


I'm shocked their shock isn't much effected by this...

If you meant stock i'm sure it will.This opens up more potential lawsuits,the fact they new they were vunerable is a real killer for them,companies have a duty to protect data of its customers,they obviously flouted this.If i owned shares in Sony would sell up quick and run.
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Sony, I am disappoint.
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Unbelievable, even more so because Anonymous ANNOUNCED its attack. They knew their security was **** and still did nothing, shees. No firewall? Really now? poke.gif

These are also no regular customers demanding an explanation, this is the US government...
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