Hackers crack PlayStation 3 hardware, again
Sony's hacking headaches continued today with claims that a new PlayStation jailbreak USB dongle is about to flood the market.
According to Eurogamer's Digital Foundry blog, the threat of piracy is set to plague Sony again, as there is now a dongle available in Indonesia that allows users to bypass the console's security protocols and run copied games.
Chances are, as with previous instances, those using the device will be barred from accessing the PlayStation network.
The USB key, dubbed JB2, or JailBreak2, is a successor to the original PSJailbreak and is thought to be heading these ways soon. It apparently lets games released before the PS3's 3.60 firmware patch to be played directly from the hard drive, with newer titles limited to running from a Blu-ray disc.
Fantastic news for the Asian gentleman who wanders around Soho with his bag of illegal goodies then. Not such good news for Sony, though. ®
Nope nope nope
I just watched the video and it's legit.
If you want to play
Older games with a 1TB Hard Drive to install the games, and if u want to do some Dev work i guess this is fine. Although one of the PS3 strengths is PSN, if someone wants to use a system with one of its legs cut off. It will still work fine just at a hobbles pace.
Stupid question, but I'm a bit confused.
If you don't connect your console to the internet, and so never download system updates, does this stop you from installing games to your HDD, or does the required update come on the newer game disks? Is this the same with the xbox360?
I always assumed (because it rather annoyingly never actually tells me what the update is doing) that the updates were either non essential GUI tweaks or patches related to online play for games. I never even considered the anti-piracy angle. The reason I ask is that I've just bought a second 360 to put in the spare room to play games which, by virtue of breaking a 'no visible cables in the living room' rule, annoy the hell out of the other half, namely driving games that I use a wheel with. I had (and have) no intention of wiring that room, or console to the network but not being able to install games to the HDD would be most annoying as the 'new' console is a second hand Elite which makes more noise than is acceptable in polite society when running games from the DVD.
You need to still be on 3.55 firmware and can't play online using this hack.
So no, the console hasn't been hacked at all, infact nothing has changed since before, and the fact still remains, the piracy rate on the PS3 is the lowest of all systems, despite having the best games.