Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sony owns up to security problems...

Sony admits utter PSN failure
So Sony has gotten around to admitting that they've been hacked, and that the account info of PSN users might be at risk. Naturally, this is a huge issue. Personally, I've already changed my passwords, and gotten a new credit card ordered, just in case. It's highly unlikely that my information will be used, especially considering I'm only one out of 75 million accounts, but better safe than sorry.

The thing is, while it is a shame that Sony's security has been breached, all the hate seems directed at them. Why is none of it being placed where it belongs, on the hackers themselves?

If your bank gets robbed, is it the bank's fault? Or that of the robbers?
There's a reason the robbers get charged and the bank does not.

Sony's not at fault in this case. Yes, they could use better security, but you never know how effective your security is until it's tested. The criminals here are the hackers who have violated not only Sony's servers, but your personal information. People cry out for lawsuits against Sony... where are those calling for the lynching of the hackers who have decided that you don't deserve to keep your information private?

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