36w ago - Following up on the previous update and yesterday's PSN Passphrase leak, today Chinese PlayStation 3 hacker Luckystar has released an unofficial version of FckPSN 0.9c which allows PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) users to access Sony's PlayStation Network once again.
To quote, roughly translated: I believe we all know, tested on CEX and DEX 3.55 is feasible (working but with an 80023110 error). Program still finished before September 11 into PSN, the the camouflage version number 4.21 the camouflage host ID is all zeros.
The networking cheating curse you BAN Oh. BAN directly off the account...
46w ago - Following up on the PS3ITA, PSN / SEN Enabler & Disabler and my previous release of spoofer PKG tools and Spoofer (9.99), I upgraded them to one PKG for each CFW for enable or disable PSN / SEN access (both functions in one).
It also includes a GUI for enabling PSN / SEN so if something is wrong it will restore your PS3 files preventing a RSOD on the PlayStation 3 console.
ALLOW SEN ACCESS - INSTALL ONLY PKG FOR YOUR CFW
Spoofer Tool for PC is updated too, the actual version is 5.5, with a new tool called fix_psn.exe
PS3 Spoofer Tools v5.5 (Only for Cygwin/Linux)
Now you can fix necessary files yourself with fix_psn.exe
The new options in fix_psn.exe are:
files: Fix single files (use extractor.exe or copy your dev_flash files in "Files" folder) *
pkg: Fix your files and build a PKG
pup_files: Extract PUP files, fix and re-build PUP file fixed
50w ago - Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer drizzt84 has released FckPSN v0.7 followed by bugfix v0.7b which adds support for the recent 4.11 spoof that allows PS3 CFW users to access PSN.
58w ago - Recently a Northern California district court sided with Sony (PDF) on their TOS change requiring disputes to be resolved through arbitration, while LulzSec hacker Cody Kretsinger pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer.
To quote from TechDirt.com (linked above): "Some folks were not at all happy about this and sought to file a class action lawsuit against Sony for the change -- but that lawsuit has been (pretty quickly) rejected by the court, suggesting that the main guy suing failed to show evidence of any harm.
In an interesting move, the court found that the fact that you lost access to the network if you didn't agree to the new terms isn't evidence of any harm, but rather a choice."
Also from TheVerge.com on the LulzSec Sony Pictures Entertainment hacking last year,...
62w ago - This weekend PlayStation Vita hacker Hellcat has discovered that when connected, the PS3 entertainment system downloads a list of content IDs from PSN and can actually block the transfer of PSP / Other game titles to Sony's PS Vita handheld console.
To quote: "The PS3 offers the very convenient option of downloading PSP content from the PSN store, store it on the local hard drive to later be transferred to a PSP or a PS Vita.
And here comes the catch: When you connect a PS Vita to the PS3 via Content Manager and use the function to transfer “Applications (PSP/Other) downloaded to the PS3 system” to the PS Vita, while the “Please wait” is shown on the PS Vita and before the PS3 sends the list of available titles, it fetches a list from PSN servers and crosschecks the local content against this list and only offers those titles to be transferred that are not “blocked” by said list.
I don’t know if it is a blacklist or a whitelist, and it’s encrypted, but it is used to hide or block out titles from being transferred to the PS Vita!
So, for example:
You downloaded MotorStorm Arctic Edge in time to your PS3 and also successfully transferred it to the PS Vita and did not delete it from the PS3.