Sony’s PS3 Firmware 3.56 Released (And Subsequently Hacked)

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Today’s news is all about the PSP2, or NGP as Sony’s calling it for the time being. Like Miklós, I was hoping the PSP2 wouldn’t be compelling enough for me to want one. My hopes have been dashed, and I’m already stashing pennies away for some portable Uncharted.

Let’s hope that its got tighter security than its big brother the PS3 though, because that sucker’s vulnerable.

Not long ago, Sony released firmware 3.56 for the PS3. As expected, it’s a minor update that contains nought but security fixes, particularly ones that disable the homebrew unleashed when the PS3’s root keys were publicised. Word is the update contains some new keys.

Hackers, apparently, have already discovered those keys and have hacked 3.56, making the system vulnerable all over again. You know what this means, right? It means Sony’ will be rolling out another update soon. i hope you all enjoy the tumult of regular firmware updates as much as I do!, Yay!

I’m really, really glad Sony implemented incremental updates, because if I had to download 150Mb+ updates all the time I’d be pissed.

Source : PS blog, Examiner

Last Updated: January 27, 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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