A recent lawsuit filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. against several security researchers for allegedly jailbreaking the company's PS3 hardware is evoking howls of protest from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

In a blog post this week, the digital rights advocacy group called Sony's lawsuit (download PDF) a dangerous move designed expressly to scare security researchers away from looking at flaws in its products.

"The real point, it appears, is to send a message to security researchers around the world: publish the details of our security flaws and we'll come after you with both barrels blazing," the EFF wrote.

Friday, January 21, 2011
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