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A security hole open at the PS2 store.

   The Playstation 2 pre-ordering store experienced technical problems for the second time yesterday. Sony officials announced that there was no security available for 22 minutes that possibly allowed 44 users to get some personal information about 266 customers who shopped at the PS2 site. Fortunately, only information including names, addresses and order amounts were open to the public. The more important data like credit card and phone numbers were kept safe from view of the wrong eyes.

   What exactly happened is the following. The site generated order numbers so that customers can check on their Playstation 2 orders, but none of the numbers needed any password. That allowed anyone to guess digits similar to their order numbers and that would open up someone else's order information. This is a very dumb mistake on Sony's end but that's what happens when you rush things.


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