You said the word practically so likely you are just putting your own spin on the fact that they said their telling you to change your pass and you just assumed it's unencripted and there is nothing in it about them admiting they were unprotected and the worse PR is every article saying it's the worst breach of personal info in history when there were bigger ones which have already been linked in this thread and you already saw
The personal data table was entirely unencrypted, and thats where your password was stored. It is all there. Read the Q&A and you will see this. The passwords were unencrypted, and stolen. Thats why they are forcing everyone to reset their password. At this point the potential for liability would be too high if they didn't.
Assumption is assumption stop basing things on assumptions
And stop talking about things you obviously do not understand.
If the passwords were encrypted (meaning they were in a different database), Sony would have said as much in the Q&A.
On top of that, creating a database specifically for passwords is an unwieldy and overly complicated solution to a problem that doesn't exist if you just encrypt that table.
You can store encrypted code on the same database as unencrypted text... you say I'm the one that doesn't understand what hes talking about lol
Now it's apparent you can't read. Sony admitted that ONE database was encrypted while the OTHER was NOT. That means there are two databases. One encrypted, one not. Either the passwords were in the CC database (encrypted) or the user database (unencrypted).
If I didn't know that you could store encrypted and unencrypted data in the same database, why did I type this:
"On top of that, creating a database specifically for passwords is an unwieldy and overly complicated solution to a problem that doesn't exist if you just encrypt that table."
You know what a table is, right?