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Sony on Recent PS3 Hacks, PSN Security Updates Incoming


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203w ago - Today Sony has finally spoken out against the recent PS3 Hacks stating they plan to fix the security breaches through a series of PlayStation Network updates including fraudulently unlocked PS3 Trophies.

To quote from ComputerAndVideoGames.com (linked above): "Earlier this week, hackers completely tore apart the console's few remaining lines of defence against running unauthorised code, and subsequently released the first custom PS3 firmware.

Sony has remained quiet on the issue until now, having just told our friends at [Register or Login to view links]: "We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it. We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details."

Hacking groups don't believe this will be possible though, telling the BBC: The complete console is compromised - there is no way back. The only way to fix this is to issue new hardware. Sony will have to accept this."

Sony went on to tell [Register or Login to view links] the following, to quote: "We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it," an SCEE spokesperson told CVG. "We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details."




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Ebani's Avatar
#25 - Ebani - 203w ago
Could you stop being so paranoidly unrealistic? No they won't release a new console for new games (making obsolete millions of consoles bc of their mistake? that would be an even worst mistake), no they won't make it updateable online "only", at most we won't be able to access psn (in which case there'd be no point in "banning" consoles) but engraved this on your mind.

ps3 security is null, doesn't matter what "new" tricks the magic show will present when you own the teather and decide if they'll make it to the stage.

THCIV's Avatar
#24 - THCIV - 203w ago
"Doesnt matter at all what Sony does now... When/if they send an update.. To decrypt the new file(s), the ps3 needs to hold the key, which means "we" are able to see it too = back to former state very quickly... They lost it.."

if they apply the update through psn, scan for jailbreak, and install at least part without resetting the ps3 how can we decrypt what we don't have?

think teathered update to 3.60+

Mantagtj's Avatar
#23 - Mantagtj - 203w ago
"We will fix the issues through network updates" = we are running round like headless chickens with our thumbs up our butts'' -

Anyone know anything about Crypto?

ChipMIK's Avatar
#22 - ChipMIK - 203w ago
Doesnt matter at all what Sony does now... When/if they send an update..To decrypt the new file(s), the ps3 needs to hold the key, which means "we" are able to see it too = back to former state very quickly... They lost it...

THCIV's Avatar
#21 - THCIV - 203w ago
sony can just do internet updates for this reason: its 2011 and the major reason for updates is psn so to say "they can't do it because of the offline consoles" is stupid.

once a console is hacked think 3.41 it isn't hard to reverse anything including the hashing on the nand. however if sony applies the update through psn with a "psn store downloader proxy thing" blocker and changes the way the nand is hashed how could we reverse it? we can't unpack dumped nand, we can't unpack a pup we don't have, we can't jailbreak what has no exploit.

what about the fact we have the key? our code is as good as sony's, but not signed by sony. that means instead of a revoke list we will get an approved list. don't think sony doesn't have a list of what they've signed. also don't think they can't tell a ps3 bdrom from a signed bd-r.

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