Sony may be able to brick compromised PS3’s after all

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This is good news for anyone who cares about the health of the gaming industry in general. It seems that even though Sony has lost the master keys to it’s PS3 it may still be able to catch people running custom software (pirated copies of titles) on their machines.

The only problem is that Sony themselves may not know exactly how yet…

This weird situation has come about thanks to some people hacking their consoles and then installing the custom firmware that Sony released last November. After which the console turns itself into a very formidable doorstop.

It only seems to affect the 60Gb models but you can be sure that Sony’s engineers are now desperately scrambling to find out what it is in that code which allows them to detect the hack.

Source: Destructoid

Last Updated: January 18, 2011

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