146w ago - Yesterday Sony addressed PS3 circumvention devices, piracy and PSN bans and today PS3 hackers SKFU among others via ArsTechnica have reported on potential security risks for PlayStation Network users.
To quote: While I read about the big ban tsunami and interesting papers like PSN.PDF (Mirror). I gone through a funny theory, I won't publish any details tho:
1) The bans are based on the users' account and console ID's.
2) We can modify all traffic sent and received by the PlayStation 3
What if some skiddies start to modify their sent traffic to appear as another user and use backups?
The PSN servers would recognize the TOS violation and check the online user database for known connections based on the ID's. The user and his consoles who really owns the ID's would be banned.
Even a simple Windows application which goes through ALL ID's may be possible. 24 hours and any console worldwide would be...
147w ago - Update: As expected, countless users in our PS3 Forums have confirmed receiving e-mail notices from Sony followed by their PlayStation 3 consoles being banned.
According to Mathieulh if you get error 0x8002A227 Sony banned your PS3 from the PSN.
Today Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has posted the following statement from Sony Computer Entertainment on PS3 circumvention devices, piracy and PSN bans:
Notice: Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software.
Use of such devices or software violates the terms of the "System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System" and the "Terms of Services and User Agreement" for the PlayStation Network/Qriocity and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.
Violation of the System Software Licence Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System invalidates...
147w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN updates today, to quote:
So what's on the menu this week? New offers hit, with both Alien Breed titles reduced in preparation for the launch of the third outing, Sky Fighter, a selection of Split/Second unlocks and a few choice PSone titles - plus let's not forget the second round of minis from our February Mega minis Sale.
Dragon's Lair bursts onto the scene, heading up our new PSN releases this week, and in polar contrast, Acceleration of Suguri brings the fast paced robot destruction.
TNT Racers arrives for both PS3 and PSP, but the PS3 version is a FirstPlay exclusive this week. The rest of you can grab it from the 23rd.
New PSP games arrive (Final Fantasy!), we've got more of those Flag themes you guys love so much and there are new minis, including the iOS hit, Zenonia.
Of course we've also got the single player KillZone 3 demo for you, which comes in both regular and 3D flavour for you early adopters. Not long to wait for the full game! If you're a fan of the genre, it'll blow your hat off. Replace hat with whatever word you feel most comfortable with.
And worthy of note, but not listed here in the content update (although it'll be back...
HD version and Normal version merged into one - there are now HD shaders that do the same as the previous HD version.
* HD shaders (which upscale the resolution to 512x448) instead of hacked HD version. '4xSoft-HD' is currently the best out of the HD shaders - more to come.
* The HD version in version 4.4.5 ran in interlaced mode - with the HD shaders, you can run in either progressive or interlaced mode.
Fixed PAL50/PAL60 automatic activation in 576i/p mode.
Fixed Rise Of The Robots interlacing issues - other games which use interlaced mode also corrected.
Fixed Multiplayer controls - only player 1 worked.
147w ago - As a follow-up to the initial release, today tpryor has released what he calls PS3MFW Builder Portable which now includes two new PS3 plugins to extract and change the bootsound on the PlayStation 3 console.
Shortly after, DanyL shared his own PS3MFW Portable version that works in Windows 7 64bit and is detailed below.
To quote: yes, i made this nice app portable myself. no need to install anything, no activetcl nor the app itself or the keys. it is all integrated and it runs from any directory.
i did it cause i had problems with the temp folders and i have a SSD, which doesn't like heavy temporary writings. i've already talked about it with kakaroto and he said i should open a new thread, so no problem from his side. he also gave me 2 new plugins to extract and change the coldboot_multi.ac3 and the coldboot_stereo.ac3, the bootsound from the ps3.
edit: thank you very much kakaroto, you're one of the best...