Posts Tagged ‘Sony’

Archival Disc with 300 GB Capacity to Launch in 2015

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

It will be interesting to see how much these archival disks costs … and how long they will last.

Current optical disc formats are less than ideal for archiving or backup purposes due to space constraints. It is often not possible to back up your root partition to a single disc, and while it is possible to span the archive on multiple discs, it not only is inconvenient but also increases the chance of data failure. Internal or external hard drives on the other hand offer Terabytes of space, which usually is enough to back up whatever you want to archive.


Hacking Group LulzSec’s Activity Over the Weekend

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

I always wonder who benefits from large scale hacking attempts like this. Certainly not the hackers … unless they just happened to be working for a company that sells security solutions …

LulzSec is certainly going to make a name for themselves at the rate they are going. The hacker group claims responsibility for the recent major attacks against Sony and PBS’s websites as we have written about, compromising well over an incredible number of user’s security information and exposing the poor security of both companies.


PSN Security Hole Sparks Hacking Concerns

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

This sort of thing actually makes me happy that I’m so old that I don’t care about gaming anymore …

Sony forced to take down website set up to help users regain access to network after exposure of flaw in password system

When Sony said that its PlayStation Network (PSN) had been hacked in April, potentially releasing the personal details of 77 million people – such as their email address, physical address and date of birth – people understood that restoring the service might be difficult, and that to ensure security they might be asked to change their password.


How Badly Will Recent Hacking Damage Trust in the Cloud?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

I don’t see why people are so surprised about this; “cloud” is just another name for “network,” so it should come as no surprise when networks are vulnerable to hackers.

It’s not been a good few weeks for technology companies with all manner of high-profile hackings being reported, not just on technology websites such as gHacks, but worldwide on the early evening news bulletins. There’s no sign things are going to calm down any time soon either with Sony still in the news for tentatively bringing their services back online.

Although the gaming giant has been the largest target of a hacking attack with 100 million people’s details stolen, a great many more people have had personal data pilfered from other websites too.


Sony PSN Hack – What You Need to Know Right Now

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

If you’re a Sony PSN user, you should probably check this out …

Maybe you have heard that Sony has taken their Playstation Network (PSN) offline on April 20. It first was not clear why it was taken down, with many suspecting a DDOS attack to be the reason. Back then, Sony let everyone know that the services were taken offline because of external intrusion. No one knew the scope of the intrusion at that time, nor if data was downloaded by the intruders.


Have Tech-Company Intellectual Property Policies Gone Too Far?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I had no idea that one could sue a hacker; the tricky part is probably finding the hacker in order to sue them.

Sony have announced that they’re suing the hackers who uncovered the security codes for the PlayStation 3, that the console uses to determine that software is genuine.  This means that anybody who has access to this code can use it in non-approved (and even pirated), software to get that to run happily on the console.


PS3 Hack – What It Means

Friday, January 7th, 2011

If you’re into gaming, then you might want to check this out …

A group of coders claims the PS3 has been hacked, opening the doors to software piracy. We look into the implications


Sony warns of laptop overheating risk

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I guess it could be worse; at least the laptops aren’t exploding …

Bug in more than 500,000 Sony Vaio laptops can cause them to overheat – but problem can be fixed by software update

About 535,000 Sony Vaio laptops have a software bug that could cause them to overheat, the company said today. But it denied reports that the machines would have to be recalled, saying that they can be fixed with a software update that is available on its website.