PSN’s Password Reset Vulnerability, Unveiled
Sony's password reset system for the restored PlayStation Network, which recently returned to full functionality, has been revealed to have further vulnerabilities of its own.
After last month’s security breach at Sony’s PlayStation Network, the whole system is now in full function again. However, further password reset vulnerabilities has been revealed. That said, Sony was forced to shut down some websites to fix the problem — which could enable hackers to change a user password and gain access to their account. The vulnerability is based on the password reset system, which needs the PSN account’s email address and the user’s date of birth.
Sony said in its official statement:
“Unfortunately this means that those who are still trying to change their password via Playstation.com or Qriocity.com will be unable to do so for the time being.”
“In the meantime you will still be able to sign into PSN via your PlayStation 3 and PSP devices to connect to game services and view Trophy/Friends information.”
In addition to this, users are advised to the change their passwords linked with their email accounts for their safety.View Article Source »