Originally Posted by Ibage
Sony didn't encrypt personal information. That is more than enough to fault them. Nothing on the internet is 100% and it never will be. What they should have done though is at the very least, encrypt all their customers personal information.
I am not going to disagree with this statement however, this is also the first report of it not being encrypted I've read about.
Don't mistake me, I am not trying to defend sony for the sake of defending sony.
Yes, I love my playstation 3 but, as someone who studies comp sci and in a few years will make a living programming..
The amount of misrepresentation about what actually
happened is disgusting. I want to know what happened how and why because, its someone elses mistake I would like to learn from.
Sadly by this point.. everyone has made up their minds they were absolutely sure it was "years out of date servers".. even if it was, I would like to know what constraints sony were working with within their corporation because, as stated already, upgrading company servers is incredibly difficult compared to a single end user device.
Should the information be/have been encrypted? Yes.
Was it? I don't know.
However, outside of that.. I hate how everyone and their grandmother is throwing hatred at sony in many cases without a single clue what they are talking about.
I have no desire to defend sony because, they don't pay me, they don't give me money and I have no reason to support them or defend them.
By contrast, I also refuse to not be critical of the entire situation. I want to know what really happened, how it happened, and to some degree why it happened.
Its my understand even though credit card information was obtained.. there are very, very few cases of it actually being used.
This makes me wonder if some people are just careless with their information and throwing the blame onto sony.. again, not defending sony but, I do try and explore every avenue.
Sadly.. more people are just on the band wagon to be angry at some evil giant corporation that is a scape goat for all of todays problems.
I wish more people were showing real interest in this subject instead of looking for their weekly fix of trolling.. Hell if more people showed real
interest in this and in learning the ins and outs of security just maybe... maybe a future incident might possibly be avoided.