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Sony Fixes Latest PSN Vulnerability To Keep Original Hackers Out

Sony has plugged a hole which would have allowed anyone in possession of details of the 100 million hacked accounts which crippled its PSN service in the first place to gain access to the newly-patched servers.

In what was probably the biggest schoolboy error ever made by a corporation, Sony's fantastic new security measures allowed people to log into the service to reset stolen passwords using personal details included in the stolen data.

Sony blustered some nonsense about a "URL exploit" but it was pain to see the company had dropped yet another massive clanger in a litany of cock-ups which have kept the Playstation Network off-line for the best part of a month.

Users are being asked to reset their passwords directly through the PS3 console until the borked Internet service, which they say has been fixed, is up and running.