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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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why do people hack systems it just annoys companies and gamers to hear this
Why? just to get free stuff on the PSN?
Sony vs. hacking community
Let the battle begin
What a waste of potential.
Sony refers gamer mod reports to game developers...who in turn refer the reporting user back to sony...thus an eternal run around. How can companies like activision charge full price for a hacked game they don't ban mods and scripts from...and why don't more users report shitheads that run them? I have been in RnD for a tech firm for many years and users often simply download mods with no idea how they work or what they contain. Often they contain more code that steals your identity. Now I don't care what happens to the mod runners...they deserve the pain of identity theft...but what about the innocent gamer who falls into a game room that is supposed to be safe according to sony and activision...they are screwed. This was sent to sony today: If you are so concerned about use terms and protecting your customer base, why do you allow so many illegal mods or modifications or scripts to be run on your network? Why do you refer players reporting such to Activision when their form is a link to yours? This is the run around for your paying customers. How about I submit an independent article to GameInformer magazine, USA Today and a few other media outlets describing the issue in order to shed light on this and help you get it right for a change? I have encountered no less than 40 such player in less than 2 days of gaming. They claim you can't ban them and I believe it and am reporting such. My identity was already affected by your recent failures and I am very disappointed that honest players have no recourse and that you, as a group of PEOPLE have decided to take such a corporate course of action - or non-action really. I can provide a list of many players using mods that include scripts designed to rip user names and passwords thus promoting identity theft. In fact I have been trying to for some months now with no response from you. Now I am reporting all my efforts to the media as you seem to not care about your paying base. Given your recent history this should glean attention. I have all my emails sent to you...63, along with the user names and gamer tags of those involved. You as a group of people do nothing to stop this and by proxy encourage this activity. I j am forwarding to CNN, MSNBC, ABC, along with several respected gamer outlets and publishers in order to protect myself from your backlash - pick on the honest gamer reporting and you will look like the villain. If you actually care...email me and ask for my list of illegal mods being run and I'll forward it and track your response and actions accordingly. If you don't care do what you will with my acct or don't. Suspend my system or my account for confronting you and holding you accountable for your actions and I'll dump my system on ebay along with all my ps3 games. The current state of your network is simply an identity theft risk every time every player logs on as these scripts run within the games and you make no attempt to stop it from what I have tracked through your own communications for over five months now. How will you defend your own statements and customer blow offs? I really am curious. How about this...contact me and I'll cooperate with you in full, provide what me and six of my friends have been tracking for some time...including offender gamer tags and the scripts they run. How do I know what is in the scripts?...I always try to get them to my pc where I can pull them apart while pretending to be interesting in running them myself (I have never run a script though my stats have been a victim and identity have been victimized)- Hewlett Packard RnD for 24 years baby...I know what I am doing and claiming and have evidence to back it. Just address the issue and clean up your cheaters by removing them. It's what you've been promising all along anyway. I also have a long list of folks sharing log on info in order to illegally download content after a single person pays for it...isn't that stealing from you and the game developer and yet it continues? How are you so obtuse then? Get it right or at least admit you intend to do nothing. If people like you worked for me you'd be unemployed. email forwarded to media...balls in your court...I fear not your ban hammer as the media will play with that all day long! You may want to meet my spouse...a journalist for a national media outlet, you'll get her info when I see how you reply. Accountability folks...about time you got some. And for the record I don't hate you...I hate your lack of accountability and true support for such issues. You should feel ashamed.
Sony = fuktards.
Activision = theives.