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Hackers Bamboozled by PlayStation Portable 3000 Security

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302w ago - Hexus (linked above) is reporting that hackers are 'bamboozled' by the security on the PSP-3000. They discuss whether a hack will be found, and explore the possibility that Sony has won its battle against PSP piracy and homebrew.

To quote: It's still early days in the life of the PSP-3000, which was released approximately 3 weeks ago, but Sony will be happy to hear that hackers have so far failed to exploit the latest hardware revision.

So far hackers have only been able to swap its CPU with that of a PSP Slim, but haven't been able to exploit the hardware in the same way as previous models.

Dark_AleX, one of the most popular PSP sites for the hacking and homebrew community, has been unable to find a work around to hack the hand-held and the community as a whole appear to be stumped as to whether it will even be possible.

If it can't be hacked then Sony will have finally won its long battle against piracy and the homebrew community. Throughout the life cycle of the PSP, Sony has tried to thwart hackers by releasing firmware updates to improve security, but every time it's still managed to be hacked.

PSP hackers have in the past been vocal about the fact that they're not actually interested in hacking the PSP to take advantage of copied games, but believe they...
 

Videos: PlayStation Portable 3000 Hardware Hacking Available!

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303w ago - PinoyPSP3000 has made available two videos via YouTube illustrating some hardware hacking on the new PSP-3000 console.

Based on their watermarks, the videos' source appears to be Royginald from PinoyPSP.

It appears like they are still using the same PSP 2000 CPU engineering, but with a different IPL security. Apparently, almost all homebrews that were compatible with the PSP-2000 now work on this new modified PSP-3000 unit.

Videos below, enjoy!








 
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