security stories

In the future, if you're trapped underneath rubble awaiting help, the first thing you see may not be a rescue dog or a heroic fireman, it may very well turn out to be a sinister-looking, giant worm squirming through the cracks to save your life. But wait, it's not as bad as it seems.
Your conventional ATM really isn't that concerned with who you are. It just wants a card and a PIN number, and if those two things line up it won't ask questions. Let the humans sort it out, right? Well, no longer — Russia, land of bomb-proof toilets, is looking to put out a smarter, somewhat scary auto-teller that really does grill you for answers.
When the PlayStation Network was taken offline last month, Sony said it would not restore the service until proper security measures were in place. Everything looked solid as PSN returned last weekend, until now. A new exploit has forced Sony to take down a few of its websites, leaving some PSN users unable to change their old passwords.