Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sony Knew Software Was Outdated Three Months Ago

Logo of the PlayStation NetworkIn congressional testimony this morning, Dr. Gene Spafford of Purdue University said that Sony was using seriously outdated software on its servers and knew about it approximately three months before, the company was informed by security experts monitoring open Internet forums that its version of Apache Web Server was out of date.

This version was unpatched and had no firewall protection of any kind.

Read the congessional testimony here (PDF)

22 commentaires:

hyyypz said...

Fail !

Gheko said...

Geezus Sony, this just keeps getting better and better...

Lundra said...

FAIL AT SONY.

AJay17 said...

That figures. Fail.

MrMrGoose said...

hopefully they will learn from their mistakes and actually do a better job this time......

Daniel said...

they where screaming for hacking, i run a server my self, and every day i have a new hacking attemp.

OldRock said...

and now SOE drops 24mil accounts worth of info

BigSkull said...

f-f-f-fail ...

kxxthanxx said...

total farce!

Dark Scheme said...

Wow, great job Sony...

Blogging Skater said...

no wonder!

Penguin Tamer said...

Oh good lord, I want to know what the reasons behind the decision to say "naah, that's good enough" when they learned their servers were outdated.

Ponderer said...

Haha Sony was so lazy and cheap.

Sety said...

serves them right...

Gambling Degenerate said...

wow sony is shadddddy

Nom de Plume said...

Argh, I've been defending them all this time... I guess they screwed up!

L-shift said...

Damn. I want my PSN back.

Rults said...

awww even more info about their failure to protect the customers info... Oh and I finally got my email from them saying that "some personal details" were taken from their servers .... took em long enough to send those emails out ;D

Crazyeight said...

ps3 blows

Chloroform said...

oh gosh, Sony will never learn.

fit4life said...

well that's what happens when you cut corners.

Sean said...

Ofc they did. What does Sony ever do thats not in their favor of profits.

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