129w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has just announced that PS3 System Software Update v3.66 (which uses the PS3 3.65 keys) is mandatory and incoming shortly, which will improve system stability during use of PS3 format software and PSN network services.
131w ago - Sony's VP of Network Entertainment Eric Lempel has announced today that an optional PS3 System Software update version 3.65 is now released.
In addition to containing new keys, the PlayStation 3 Firmware update simply improves the operating stability of some PS3 format software, and changes the XMB item SaveData Utility (Minis) to SaveData Utility (Minis/PSP).
To quote: Earlier tonight we released an optional system software update (v3.65) for PlayStation 3. This new firmware improves the operating stability of some PS3 format software, and changes the XMB item SaveData Utility (minis) to [SaveData Utility(minis/PSP)].
Again, this update is optional, and can be downloaded by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB.
PlayStation Plus subscribers can now backup their save files via Cloud online storage, which allows users to store up to 150MB of save data or 1,000 save files (whichever comes first).
The PS3 Firmware 3.60 update also allows users to select a timer for their PlayStation 3 controllers through the addition of a new menu option to set the amount of time before the PS3 controller powers off due to inactivity.
According to PS3 hacker KaKaRoToKS, Sony removed all the loaders in the PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.60 update as well. Below are some relevant Tweets, as follows:
Wow, in 3.60, Sony removed all the loaders, no more isoldr/lv1ldr/lv2ldr/appldr.. but they added lv0.2! Seems they found a way...
150w ago - Update: It appears Mathieulh is incorrect as GFI Security's Chris Boyd has confirmed Sony wrote the ability for remote updates into its terms and conditions since at least 2006 stating the 3.56 rootkit is not new.
Just under two months since the previous PlayStation 3 system software update has passed, and today Sony has released PS3 Firmware version 3.56.
For those wondering, PS3 JailBreak and Custom Firmware users can still access PSN via the bypass methods but read the IRC log below as a "rootkit" was found in PS3 Firmware 3.56 which reportedly allows Sony to scan for PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware or any unofficial homebrew software.