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PS3 Re-Secured?

by Matthew Kato on Mar 10, 2011 at 03:26 AM

Yesterday Sony announced that its new 3.60 firmware patch introduced cloud saving for PlayStation Plus subscribers, but that might not be the only thing notable about the update. According to hacker KaKaRoToKS, Sony might have re-secured its console.

Sony's troubles started when its root key was published online, which opened up the system for homebrewers and exploitation. Now KaKaRoToKS (Youness Alaoui) says that the new patch solves the system's security problem simply by not using the original root key. Of course, he also acknowledges that this new key will only work until someone cracks that one too.

Sony is currently exploring a range of legal options to pursue the original hackers and other offenders, including subpoenas, restraining orders, and other means.