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Latest PS3 hack fixable with firmware update according to Sony

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It was assumed that the PS3 had been dealt a devastating blow when the hacking group fail0verflow announced that they had broken the PS3's encryption and infamous hacker George "GeoHot" Hotz subsequently released the root key that allowed unauthorized code to be run on Sony's console. However, Sony claims that they can fix issue and keep their console secure.

Since then Blu-ray and PSP root keys have been discovered and Hotz has gone on to release his own version of the latest PS3 firmware (3.55) that lets homebrew applications be run. It was thought that because the root key for the system has beeen discovered that it would be extremely difficult to fix or would require a hardware update. Sony has now stated that they can stop all that with a s update to the system.

“We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it,” Sony told Edge magazine. “We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details.”

This is likely to be news to the hackers that originally found the exploit. And it probably won't stop them from trying again even if Sony does manage to block it.


  • Tit 3 years ago

    And tit probably won't stop them from trying again even if Sony does manage to block it.

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    Scott Grill 3 years ago

    Hah! Errr....whoops. ;)

  • The Future of Sega 3 years ago

    They better make a NTFS support update, rumble functionality for ALL PS3 games 2006-present, cross game chat, mozilla browser support, os support, party chat, and a better support for streaming music with this homebrew hack.

    It is preposterous that Sony has denied PS3 users with these features. And because of their arrogance hackers are all fired up ready to do damage to their beloved PS3. :-)

    Honor these requests Sony and the hackers will back down. Stop being selfish!

  • Yeah Right 3 years ago

    Sony's statement was about as generic and cookie cutter a responce as anyone could give. Would they really say anything like, "We have no clue at this point if anything can be done" or "Yeah, we're pretty screwed"? Of course they are going to say they can fix it. Only time will tell if they actually can...