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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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wow i hate hackers sooooo much but i love how they say "the complete console is compromised - there is no way back" they have balllls. simple suggestion BAN all the hackers and psn sharers =]
I'm glad Sony is taking immediate action to secure the system from these hacking assholes.
***. This is why we can't have anything nice. Thanks hackers.
I don't see the big deal, the hacking of consoles is not something your typical gamer can or is willing to put the time into to do, and on top of that, your not going to stop them....as soon as one door is closed, they create a new one and start the party all over. I personally don't see how its worth the time for Sony.
Well, took them long enough. Took them, what, 4 years? Show's how good Sony is at protecting it. I have to say, nice job Sony. Curious what your gonna do now.
Let the fun begin.
Sony should send out an update that burns up a system that is hacked or that the owner tries to hack, totally destroying it and forcing the law-breaking dirt bags to purchase a new system if they want a PS3. If these hackers are so smart and want something like they want it why not just make their own friggin system and leave the official platforms to those of us that don't break the law. And I'm really tired of hearing the sad saying that hackers make our systems better. Bologna! If we didn't have hackers and thieves the systems could probably offer a hell of a lot more to users; companies wouldn't have to worry about criminals.
Wow, this is why I hate hackers. And can anyone tell me what Linux is?
I hate hackers...they ruin everything for everyone. Just pay for the content like everyone else, you bunch of jack-asses!!!!!