Sony : Hacks Schmacks, We’re Fixing It.

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This week, Sony’s PS3 security got busted wide open thanks to the public release of the console’s root keys, used as a digital signature to let the machine know that the software it’s attempting to run is legit.

Sony are aware of the violation, and have responded with confidence that that can prevent hackers, homebrewers and – of course – pirates from taking advantage of the leak.

“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.”

fail0verflow, the hacking team partly responsible for the leaked keys offer a rather contradictory statement. “The complete console is compromised – there is no way back.” “The only way to fix this is to issue new hardware. Sony will have to accept this.”

Of course, what this means is that the same circular rubbish of official firmware releases leapfrogged by custom firmware releases that plagued the PSP is set to happen on your PS3 as well. Expect a firmware update from Sony soon.

Source : Edge

Last Updated: January 7, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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