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“Never, never, never,” he said. “Passwords should always be hashed. Some kind of encryption should be used.”

Bumgarner, who’s been critical of Sony’s security in the past, said the company needed to take a hard look at how it safeguards its data.

“It’s time for Sony to press the reset button on their cybersecurity program before another incident occurs,” he said.



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