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Several weeks after the Sony PlayStation Network was brought to its knees by a massive security breach, the company has decided to clean house with an executive reshuffling.
Among the changes: Akira Sato, chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment, and Ken Kutaragi, honorary chairman, will retire, effective almost immediately. Kutaragi is leaving his position now, but will continue to serve as an advisor. Sato is leaving at the end of August.
You know Sony had problems before the whole Play Station issues. They were at one time the elite electronics company. But today their image is certainly tarnished. In more ways then just the security breach.
Right, like some others are actually calling in as well:
At this point we could pretend to have protections on our individul consoles that make it harder to sniff out our packets and compomise our entire home networks. It would be nice to know that some random user cant just send anything to my kids thru the message system; after having the maximum # blocked already. Mine has been asked for nude photos!!!
We can keep pretending that these companies are getting away with it cause they can or we can wake up and NOT LET IT HAPPEN. I love the free market but just like politics in America, we have been duped into thinking we dont have the final say.
Sony NEEDS to focus on real security for the end user now. Its great they beefed up their own servers (I guess its great, it would have been awesome to not have out of date servers to begin with), but now its time to enforce some console securities. Most people ARE NOT using their PS3 for reason of piracy. Its slow, complicated, and well, just not worth the effort ..other than twitter bragging rights(gimiie a break). However, there is a group[ out there that has defined how to sniff out connecting PS3's and then utilize the PS3 to compromise the ENTIRE HOME NETWORK attached to it.
So, along with the stories main focus ...are we, the consumers, just going to continue to allow these things; giving the excuse 'what can I do about it', or are we going to start phoning these coporatews, and not their fulfillment lines but researching the actual coporate HQ # (SCEA 650-655-8000, Consumer Svcs Dir. 650-655-5920).
Im tired of all the folk that come and blog about something but thats where they stop. Bloggin aint gonna do it. Its a start but we HAVE TO take this to the actual companies themselves ...not the third party fulfillment they hire to claim deniability.