Welcome Back PSN

You all maybe aware by now anyway, but for those who aren’t…the Playstation Network is back online!

You will have to download a new update if your PS3 has been off for a couple of days, and you’ll be required to change your password upon signing in for the first time.

While people are starting to sign into the PSN for the first time in months Japan will have to wait a little longer, as their government is waiting on a few answers from Sony before they’ll allow them to switch the PSN on over there. They want to make sure that Sony have in fact made the network a safer place for their citizens data.

I wonder if the UK and US governments should have done a similar thing. As great as it is that people can now play Portal 2 co-op and start killing folk again on Black Ops, should our government have sought answers to make sure it’s safe to go back online?

Sony won’t want a repeat of the hacking that occurred some 26 days ago, so you’d hope the measures they’ve implemented will prevent such a thing happening again. If it did happen again Sony would truly be up a creek without a paddle. This outcome alone should prove to be enough assurance that Sony have done what they can to secure the network against any future threats.

Sadly though, give hackers enough time, and they’ll crack it eventually.

Speaking of hacks, in a totally unrelated case, publisher Square Enix have been a recent victim of hacking. In a statement from Square Enix, they had this to say:

“Square Enix can confirm a group of hackers gained access to parts of our Eidosmontreal.com website as well as two of our product sites.
“We immediately took the sites offline to assess how this had happened and what had been accessed, then took further measures to increase the security of these and all of our websites, before allowing the sites to go live again.”

It is believed that a large number of email addresses were copied, including those who had registered for updates for the upcoming game Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as well as a number of CVs that had been sent in for a vacancy at Eidos.

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