PlayStation Network Compromised Again; Stark Reminder You Need Strong and Varied Passwords

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on October 12th, 2011

Last week the PlayStation network was breached again–over 93,000 US and European accounts were accessed illegally. It’s yet another reminder that we should all be using strong and varied passwords. Read on for a refresher.

Earlier this year we showed you how to recover when your email password is compromised–the tips in the guide apply any time you want to shore up your password security. You might also consider using a personal password algorithm. Finally, check out the Ask the Readers post on password tracking to see how your fellow readers keep their passwords unique and organized to see how your fellow readers keep their passwords unique and organized.

Sony Halts 93,000 Online Accounts After Unauthorized Access [via Tech Crunch]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/12/11
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