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Rumor: Sony to Remotely Disable JailBroken PS3s, PSN Bans?


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192w ago - Today JoyStiq (linked above) speculates that based on both a [Register or Login to view links] by Mr_Brit and a [Register or Login to view links] report Sony may be planning to remotely disable JailBroken PS3 consoles essentially banning them from PSN.

To quote: "Even if you've never signed up for a PSN account, your console will communicate with Sony servers every time it boots up.

That initial load process is used to upload error logs, download updates to the "What's New" module, and a list of recently-run applications, including any unauthorized backup manager software.

Sony has yet to ban any consoles for taking advantage of the jailbreak, but the terms and conditions of the PlayStation Network make it clear that Sony has the authority to carry them out.

Thanks to the system's constant self-reporting feature, "the company even has the means to irrevocably disable your console should it so wish," rendering affected PS3 consoles unusable, online and off. But will Sony ever use such a drastic measure? And if so, how will the hacker scene retaliate?"

From NeoGAF, to quote: "On boot the system contacts the server and uploads the play list etc. this list alone is enough to get anyone that goes online banned as it shows the bootmanger etc. has been running. Here is the list and what they do, I port sniffed this a while ago before I went online with a retail unit >.> because I am not stupid hehe.


Almost all connections cannot just be port blocked, the port will continue to increment until it connects, you have to block the entire domains. Also a big point is that ALL computers on your network need to have these blocked not just the PS3's MAC because if you are running a proxy for example to get patches, the computer you proxy to will just allow the connections right out to the open unless all local IPs are blocked from these sites as well.

Surprising absolutely noone it looks like Sony are detecting homebrew applications meaning that everyone who went on PSN with a jailbroken console can expect to be banned eventually. This is definitely not the only way that Sony can detect jailbroken systems so we'll never truly ever know if it's going to be safe to go online. That ban may come tommorow or it may come in 6 months time but it will almost certainly eventually come."




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TWITDADDY's Avatar
#67 - TWITDADDY - 191w ago
Utter Nonsense. they aren't disabling anything, PSN is Sony's property and they don't have to guarantee access they can kill it whenever they like for whatever reason they like.
if you would read they say disable CONSOLE not PSN...

here2rock's Avatar
#66 - here2rock - 191w ago
Why everyone is worried? It has not happended as yet!

oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#65 - oVERSoLDiER - 191w ago
How do they send you messages if they are banned?
My mate write me an eMail. Not via PSN, that would be weird.

mackembulldog's Avatar
#64 - mackembulldog - 191w ago
Faulty FATS are still going for around 50 to 100 quid each even with Yellow and red lights (but then again I assume there are a number of people on here more than sufficient in fixing that problem)

daveshooter's Avatar
#63 - daveshooter - 191w ago
Impressive Dave, the sale of FAT PS3's with faulty blu-rays will go through the roof!!
Hope not, I'm looking at making mayself a nice powerpc using 4 PS3's.

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