118w 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...
122w ago - Today kmeaw has made available a video proof-of-concept of his upcoming HPR, a PS3 homebrew network PKG repository which includes a built-in PKG Installer alongside BM (Backup Manager) Enabler LV2 V5 PKG followed by BM (Backup Manager) Enabler LV2 V6 PKG.
Download: HPR.PKG Homebrew PKG Repository for PS3 / PS3 View of HPR Version 1 / PS3 View of HPR Version 2 / PS3 View of HPR Version 3
Here are some POC details thus far from kmeaw via IRC:
Homebrew PKG Repository (HPR) is currently a WIP but runs on a PS3 with a built-in PKG installer, basically, it is a very simple embedded Web browser that can install PKGs.
It uses HTTP to download PKG files and supports a small subset of HTML, as the builtin PS3 browser is much better than this one in displaying HTML but it cannot install PKGs although a complex markup for package descriptions isn't necessary.
Finally, he has also made available a first version of PS3 View of HPR above for those who wish to give it a try!
126w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a preview video today of The Tester 2 Season Finale, which features Killzone 3 and is also now available in full on PSN!
To quote: Seven weeks ago "The Tester 2" premiered on the PlayStation Network and 12 hardcore gamers embarked on a series of rigorous competitions, all for the chance to win a job working for PlayStation.
Now, we're down to three finalists: Ches-ka, Gaymer, and Scooter battle head-to-head in a Killzone 3 inspired finale which again concludes with amazing gameplay competition.
The first to complete the jetpack-enabled 'Frozen Shores" level in the upcoming Killzone 3 wins the grand prize - a job at PlayStation's San Diego Studios, a $5,000 signing bonus, a limited edition 'The Tester" PlayStation 3 system signed by all the panelists, and a brand new Sony 46" BRAVIA 3D HDTV.
Ches-ka. Gaymer. Scooter. Who will win it all? Do not miss this exciting Season Finale.
The Season Finale is a FREE download available now in the 'Video' section of PlayStation Store, and you can catch up on the season with Episodes 1 through 7 also still available. And, don't forget to also jump...
129w ago - Today Rockin' Android President Enrique Galvez has shared a video confirmation that Qlione Evolve will be morphing onto PSN this coming Tuesday for $6.99.
To quote: Qlione Evolve is more than what you'll see on its liquid surface.
First, the Qlione Evolve bundle includes two games; Qlione and Qlione 2, at an unbeatable price.
Second, the games' shoot-'em-up-like appearance gives way to something more akin to anti-shoot-'em-ups. Let's examine this, shall we?
In a laboratory, you might see whole other worlds under the lens of a microscope. In Qlione Evolve, you'll attempt to subsist in similar, but much more dangerous, ecosystems.
It's a microbe-eat-microbe world in the liquid spaces of Qlione Evolve. As a tiny inhabitant in this microscopic top-view 2D world, your humble attempts to evolve will be in constant jeopardy as you are attacked (even shot at!) by the other denizens.
Luckily, your strange little creature can spawn bombs and traps that push and pull the surrounding liquid environment, making for turbulent physics-based battles. This is the unprecedented...