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Old 05-09-11, 06:19 PM   #109
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Man this whole thing is ****ed up.
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Old 05-10-11, 05:54 PM   #110
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Surprise, surprise, Sony's servers were up to date. On top of that, the idiot "Security Expert" who testified otherwise had no direct knowledge of anything he reported to Congress, he was just regurgitating rumors like a common internet follower:

http://bitmob.com/articles/detective...ers-up-to-date

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As it turns out, it is fairly simple to use Google's webcache to show what version of Apache the PSN servers were using back in March. According to a page request archived by Google on March 23, 2011, at that time Sony was running version 2.2.17 of the software. You can see from Apache's website that 2.2.17 is the latest stable version of the webserver available even today. This is a direct repudiation of the claims being made that Sony's webservers were out of date by as much as five years.

Poster deathindustrial also goes on to point out the folly in using "security expert" Dr. Eugene Spafford's testimony before Congress as a source for the claims that the servers were outdated and that Sony knew about it. In the written statement which accompanied his testimony, Spafford clearly states:

I have no information about what protections they had in place, although some news reports indicate that Sony was running software that was badly out of date and had been warned about that risk.

So he had no first-hand knowledge of the state of Sony's servers or Sony's knowledge about possible exploits, and he was literally repeating claims that he read in the media, which might have stemmed from IRC chat logs that were being passed around back in February. He didn't even do the very basic detective work it would've taken to completely repudiates the claims.

It's sad to say, but many are so eager to see Sony's eye blackened that they are willing to believe any rumor that puts the PlayStation in a negative light. We are in a backwards world where everything Sony says is assumed to be a lie or conspiracy, and anonymous IRC chat logs of dubious origins have miraculously become the most trusted news source in the industry. Here we have a concrete example of why it's important to actually verify your source before repeating something as fact.
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Old 05-10-11, 08:39 PM   #111
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Well, indeed but it's tabloids here don't backup their stories and end up spreading malicious lies and people get hurt, which is rather like Sony and their customers and partners.

I do hope they catch the people that did this and they should spend a long time in jail for it.
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Old 05-11-11, 09:13 AM   #112
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Well, indeed but it's tabloids here don't backup their stories and end up spreading malicious lies and people get hurt, which is rather like Sony and their customers and partners.

I do hope they catch the people that did this and they should spend a long time in jail for it.
Funny thing is that members who claim to be part of Anonymous are attacking Anonymous stating that it was some members of the group who did the attack.
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Old 05-13-11, 10:45 AM   #113
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This is an unbelievable outage. So it's going to be up 5/31 now?
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Old 05-13-11, 11:18 AM   #114
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Nobody knows but it looks like earliest may i would expect it to come back up if they even manage..
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Well one thing that I will say about it that's a good thing is that they aren't rushing to get the servers back up only to have SHTF again. Hopefully when they come back online they will be much better secured.

On the down side there are new games being released that people can't play online, so it's obviously hurting sales. I do also like the joystiq article that ninja prime linked. if I read that correctly anyone who bought DRMed games cannot play them in offline mode. Hopefully that might be enough for some people to wake up and realize it's not the best idea in the world.

I could have already RRoD an xbox and had it RMA'ed and back by now.
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Old 05-14-11, 07:33 PM   #116
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service is being restored at this moment for the people that care.
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service is being restored at this moment for the people that care.
No once cares. They all went out to go buy an Xbox.
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service is being restored at this moment for the people that care.
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So far it's just up on the east coast and California and just for multiplayer:

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/...on-begins-now/


Here's what they are giving PC players due to the outage:

http://www.soe.com/welcomeback/?refe...P3_WelcomeBack
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Lol what a lame welcome back package..
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