PSN Back Up Wednesday – Web Security Expert Claims
Neil Martin, a database security engineer expert, has told NowGamer that he expects PSN to be back up on Wednesday.
He claims that the service will be back at some point within a week at the latest, even as early as Wednesday considering the time and staff already working on fixing the issues.
"The main thing Sony will be doing now is taking the original server code and they will be rebuilding it using new login keys for their admin side," he said.
Discussing these changes, Martin claims Sony "will probably take the chance to change the developers root key that was recently leaked, which tellls the PSN that a particular piece of software is licensed and allowed to use the PlayStation Network."
"This could mean all previous software will require a patch when it comes back online," Martin continues, "but inconvenience like that will be secondary to the loss of revenue via piracy and loss of security if they don't change it."
Martin then clarifies possible changes to the service, "the only change the consumer may see is to the way we log in to PSN."
"Automated logins may be disabled, which is what a lot of the Distributed Denial of Service attack programs use to strain the servers."
The PSN service is in its seventh day offline, with still no news from Sony regarding when the network will be back on.