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Category: Gaming Software

PSN’s Password Reset Vulnerability, Unveiled

Written on May 19, 2011 by Adam Eve

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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 at ’s , the whole system is now in full function again. However, further vulnerabilities has been revealed. That said, 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 is based on the password reset system, which needs the 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 or 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.

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