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recent Sony hack unveils they havent learned from PSN hack, stores passwords in plaintext

This is a discussion on recent Sony hack unveils they havent learned from PSN hack, stores passwords in plaintext within the General PS4 Discussion forum, part of the Everything PlayStation; https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...psn-hack.shtml The great Sony hack of 2014: what's it all about? Is it a subversive plot by North Koreans operating ...

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    recent Sony hack unveils they havent learned from PSN hack, stores passwords in plaintext

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    The great Sony hack of 2014: what's it all about? Is it a subversive plot by North Koreans operating out of China in revenge for a film starring two guys from Freaks and Geeks? Or maybe it's simply fodder for stupid politicians to remind us that all the world's ills could be cured if only internet service providers took on the challenge of fixing all the things in all the places? No, my dear friends, no. The Sony hack of 2014 is a beautiful Christmas gift (your religious holiday may vary) of a wake-up call to anyone silly enough to think that Sony would bother to learn the lessons very recent history has tried to teach it.

    To prove this, one need only review the latest file dump in the leak, which features the wonderful naivete of whatever bright minds are in charge of Sony's internal password conventions and storage policies.
    In a small file titled "Bonus.rar," hackers included a folder named "Password." It's exactly what it sounds like: 140 files containing thousands upon thousands of private passwords, virtually all of them stored in plaintext documents without protection of any kind. Some seem personal in nature ("karrie's Passwords.xls") while others are wider in scope ("YouTube login passwords.xls"). Many are tied to financial accounts like American Express, while others provide access to corporate voicemail accounts or internal servers, and come conveniently paired with full names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails.




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    we don't need a second thread for you to post about the Sony hack, you can simply update new information into the main post of your original thread

    Sony Pictures hacked, every single company computer unusable and Blackmailed

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