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Rumor: Sony Recruiting PS3 Hackers to Combat Console Piracy

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181w ago - A few weeks back we reported that Sony was hiring IP investigators as part of forming a PS3 anti-piracy program, and today Dutch site PSX-Sense (linked above) reports that they may also be recruiting PlayStation 3 hackers as well.

According to rumor, Sarah McRae [Register or Login to view links] Koushik Dutta regarding a Software Engineer position that is opening at SCEA.

To quote, roughly translated: Something we wouldn't expect from Sony; they are recruiting hackers for a job at SCEA. A hacker named Koush got an e-mail, which is 100% real, from Sarah McRae which works onsite at the Talent Acquisition department.

He had been asked for a job at the R&D Departmen at Sony, we're sure Koushik isn't the only hacker which has been contacted by Sony. As a proof Koush posted a screenshot of the e-mail.
 

Official FckPSN v0.6 with PS3 Console ID Hiding is Released

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181w ago - Today the official FckPSN v0.6 is released which now hides your PS3 console ID.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Please do not use the unofficial one that some bad guys released broken some days ago. That version does not send console ID on PSN servers when you connect, so you are quite anonymous! Please do not download that version that is not official and it does not work.

FckPSN is a simple SSL proxy, used to spoof your PSN version and re-enable PSN access for your console.

Prerequisites

  • CA27.cer, dev_blind.pkg, fckPsn-v0.6.exe
  • OpenPS3FTP v1.3 or later

ChangeLog:

v0.6: Use an empty consoleid. Warning: be sure to get my 0.6 version

Installation:

1. Install dev_blind.pkg and OpenPS3FTP on your PS3 (using FTP, external USB or what else)
2. Launch dev_blind and make it mount the flash
3. Open OpenPS3FTP
4. Connect via FTP to PS3 (using username root and password openbox)
5. Go to /dev_blind/data/cert
6. Rename CA27.cer to CA27.cer.bak
7. Put my CA27.cer as /dev_blind/data/cert/CA27.cer
8. Set the PS3’s PRIMARY and...
 

CVOS v3.1 BETA Arrives, Recover Your Bricked PS3 Console

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181w ago - Today nesi_tor at DemonHades Forum (linked above) has released CVOS v3.1 BETA homebrew application, which allows users to recover bricked PS3 consoles.

Download: CVOS v3.1 BETA for PS3

To quote, roughly translated: Features

  • Check and analyze the dump correcting the flaws that have this and thus repairing the internal firmware of our PS3.
  • It can extract the various files that make up the core of our PS3 (read lv2_kernel.self, eurusfw.bin, etc...).
  • Lets look at both full NAND Dumps as desenciptados CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg packages provided to analyze your files.
  • Finds and extracts the User Profile (EID, bootloaders, etc) the dump interlaced with the flow rebuilder.

What you need:

  • Full Dump and PS3 NAND memory unit, Version 3.55


 

PSIDPatch 1.5 Arrives, Now Changes PS3 Console ID Sent to PSN

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183w ago - Today stoker25 has updated his previous work to PSIDPatch version 1.5, which now supports changing the PS3 Console ID sent to PSN among the updates followed by more revisions below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] with changelog HERE / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] by willmav5000 / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by arj1231 / [Register or Login to view links]
 

PS3 Price Drop, New Hack-Proof PlayStation 3 Console Incoming

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183w ago - Update: Today [Register or Login to view links] has spotted the new PS3 model CECH-3001A/B via the [Register or Login to view links] site further confirming the previous report.

The new PlayStation 3 slim model will cut power consumption from 230W to 200W and weigh in at 2.6kg down from 3.0kg, however, it will not include PS2 compatibility.

According to [Register or Login to view links] Sony is preparing a sizeable PS3 price drop soon which will coincide with Nintendo's 3DS console release in March (although [Register or Login to view links] states Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter predicts June) followed by a new hack-proof PlayStation 3 console in development.

To quote: "My source, who also told me the NGP's price will be £250 in the UK, stated Sony has been preparing a price...
 
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