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Sony has responded to the activity of hackers who have recently broken through the system's security measures, promising: "We will fix the issues through network updates."
The hacking group fail0verflow had reverse engineered the system's keys which authorizes legitimate PS3 code, George "GeoHot" Hotz published the PS3's root key (making it open to homebrew development and likely piracy), and the PSP and Blu-ray root keys have also been found within the PS3.
In a statement, Sony said: "We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it. 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."
Despite Sony's assurances, fail0verflow member pytey told the BBC that the only way for Sony to fix it would be to come out with a new system entirely. "The complete console is compromised – there is no way back."
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Sorry, but what do they mean by the PS3 getting hacked? What does "the complete console is compromised" mean? Hacked as in people can now use cheats online in games like Black Ops (ie. infinite health, ammo, etc), or something else? Sorry im a noob when it comes to hacking.
Ya. Tell me something I don't know Sony. I was playing COD4 the yesterday and the room was hacked with infinite ammo and super sprint for everybody. It was terrible.
That's kind of scary that the guy said this is a fatal flaw that can't be fixed...I guess we'll wait and see.
Well, my most thing that I have to worry about is my system yellow lighting on me. But on the other hand, a hacker could remotely disable my PS3, and Sony could release a messed up update that could screw lots of people's system.
This is great, hackers rock. I post a blog about this on the PS Forum and they ban my account for 1 week, well and they say we are free... hummph. Well im hapy because of this, because Sony is not doing nothing to fix the damage PS3 they broke with the lastest 2 updates they did, 3.50 and 3.55. So i hope it get worst (thats if they dont fix it, if they fix it, then no :D jeje)
Well though it is annoying, hachers are part of the reason that companies have started implementing so many annoying safeties in their games. Such as Ubisoft with their "must be online to play" thing
Well, that and because they dont like people buying new games, but thats a whole other issue.
This is why hackers should get a life and a job so they can buy games just like everyone else.
hackers need to do something productive for once. go hack someone's bank account and transfer the funds to me!
just wondering. what exactly does hacking you ps3 allow you to do
I'm sick of having my games hacked, so I hope Sony can do something.
this is why the PSP is failing, if we let this continue, PS3 shall fall with it, STOP CRACKING! (<---this is the proper term) STOP PIRACY!