Feeds

Open source PS3 hack code posted

Homebrewers 1, Sony 0

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Want a PlayStation 3 hacking dongle but worried Sony's legal fight with the gadget's suppliers will prevent you from buying one?

Fear not, because a build-your-own kit has appeared on the web.

Called PSGroove, it comprises software that can be downloaded and run on a specific type of USB Flash drive and used in much the same way the PSJailbreak dongle can.

Specifically, it will allow a shop-bought PS3 to operate as a developer console and run unsigned applications and games.

The real bad news for Sony is that the software is being realised under an open source licence for free.

For the moment, though, PSGroove won't play pirate copies of games - it doesn't permit apps to be run from external storage or the console's hard drive, for example - because it's being pitched toward the homebrew community.

It's only being offered in source code form, so users will have to compile the program before they can use it, and it only works with devices that use the AT90USBxxx series of controllers.

However, with the source code published, enterprising hackers may well be able to add the facility to play downloaded games. ®

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day
Microsoft's form 8-K records decision 'not to ship a new form factor'
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.