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PS3 3.56 already cracked, not yet ready for bootleg firmware

updated 09:05 pm EST, Sat January 29, 2011

PS3 3.56 firmware cracks but with tough new limits

Sony's 3.56 update for the PS3 has already been jailbroken on a basic level. In an update, Youness Alaoui said he had successfully unpacked the new firmware, making it possible to modify the code and get at its signing keys. Sony attempted to take down a public posting of the code with a DMCA request but has since been thwarted with a follow-up posting; the company is unlikely to fully stop access.

An actual jailbreak update isn't expected soon. Unlike 3.55 and earlier, where the main key was static and largely unprotected, the new key has been given random number encryption that prevents a predictable hack. It's unclear if this will genuinely stop hacks since teams like fail0verflow developed what they claimed was an unstoppable crack that would let hobbyists deconstruct any firmware within hours or days.

Sony has been trying to use legal pressure to silence the hacks, including a DMCA lawsuit and restraining order, but the gestures haven't prevented the techniques from spreading. The company has further faced an official response as it might be violating marketing laws. Its decision to remove alternate OS support while claiming an upgrade has been attacked by Norway's government for being dishonest. [via Edge]



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  1. facebook_Walid

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    PS3 Hack inevitable

    A PS3 hack has become inevitable. With the number of people working on a hack to run ISO's, it will eventually happen. Its only a matter of time.

    From what i think, Sony also realizes this. They are just trying to buy more time with the DMCA's and the court cases. They are trying to reel maximum profits before the PS3 is also cracked the h*** out of, just like the Xbox360.

    Regards,
    Sphinx
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  1. facebook_Walid

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    PS3 Hack inevitable

    A PS3 hack has become inevitable. With the number of people working on a hack to run ISO's, it will eventually happen. Its only a matter of time.

    From what i think, Sony also realizes this. They are just trying to buy more time with the DMCA's and the court cases. They are trying to reel maximum profits before the PS3 is also cracked the h*** out of, just like the Xbox360.

    Regards,
    Sphinx
    Techlooser.com

  1. mullum

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    this site blocks the use of the word h3ll ? fcuking h3ll ! how fcuking stupid is that ?

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