Printed from http://www.electronista.com

PS3 may have received possible permanent jailbreak

updated 06:10 pm EST, Wed December 29, 2010

PS3 gets near permanent firmware jailbreak

PlayStation 3 firmware unlocks like PS Jailbreak may have a permanent way to circumvent Sony's patching attempts. Hacking team Fail 0verflow used the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin on Wednesday to show a technique that could not only crack the PS3's loaders but allow for self-signatures to give apps permission to run. They would not only allow hacks that run without needing a USB stick but to quickly update signatures on unofficial code when a Sony patch tries to render the signings invalid.

The update could immediately render Sony's 3.55 firmware susceptible and might make it difficult for the company to sustain a lockdown for more than a matter of hours.

Sony hasn't commented on the new discovery. Jailbreaking didn't occur on the platform until the company removed Linux support from the PS3 with its 3.21 upgrade. The company has routinely claimed that it pulled support due to security reasons, but it's widely believed the primary incentive was to curb piracy. Many earlier piracy attempts used Linux to access the PS3 firmware and app code without the restrictions that would normally be in place. [via PSGroove]







By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News