Sunday, May 8, 2011
Sony's Shoddy Security: Was It Inevitable That the PSN Would Be Attacked?
Check out this eWeek.com story about testimony on the PSN break-in. It sounds like the technological equivalent of buying a lot of expensive stuff for your house, but moving into a highly visible, poorly built home, with lots of windows, no curtains, and leaving doors unlocked.
When I read about it, I think, "Wow, that would be a crafty plan to catch hackers, like those bait cars the Police set up to catch car thieves." But it's not a crafty plan. It's apathy at best and incompetence at worst. Firewalls are good, m'kay?
I won't waste your time regurgitating the article, just check it out.