Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jan 2011 23:50 UTC
Games Sony has responded to the recent cracking of the Playstation3, and the company claism that they can fix the issue - which ought to be impossible considering the scope of the hack. "We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it," Sony said, "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."
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RE[5]: Message from Sony
by Kochise on Sun 9th Jan 2011 09:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Message from Sony"
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

"and now all the pirates are going to use running Linux as their covert reason!"
Nope, piracy is not the main purpose of the hackers that broke the PS3 wide open, with its organs still beating with life. The hackers wanted to... HACK ! Sony removed the hack service provided through OtherOS, they restored back the hack service through... hacking the console. Pirates don't have the knowledge to do that (otherwise the console would have been wide open long before) but instead are pro at bittorrent.

Currently the hackers have withdrawn some vital informations that could lead to widespread piracy on the PS3, mostly because they are not pirates, they just wanted to access a legacy feature of their bought console : OtherOS ! However since reaching this point requested to break several barriers, the last obstacles to piracy are now pretty thins, and of course, pirates will be eager to spend their money in the new USB dongle instead of original games.

The hackers done a pretty good job at trying the revert back the console into its original claims. Buy a car with integrated gps and tv/radio, whatever. Then after 2 years the manufacturer comes to you, open you car with a special key and remove them for "your own safety, your supposed to drive, not listen to music or whatever" Silly behaviors, hackers are not that stupid not to protest.

What would be cool is to 'enable' piracy through the use (recompilation ?) of Linux, so that pirates wouldn't be just covering their ass pretending the hacking exploit is to play with Linux, they would actually HAVE to use it, if not code it to actually play their pirated games. At least they'll get some knowledge, that, perhaps would use the force on the Jedi front...

Kochise

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RE[6]: Message from Sony
by Moredhas on Sun 9th Jan 2011 21:08 in reply to "RE[5]: Message from Sony"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I phrased it poorly. I didn't mean the pirates were behind this - I agree that they barely have the technical skill. I meant that now that there's a legitimate (if TOS breaking) reason to hack your console, then purveyors of tools that just so happen to enable piracy (that is to say, not the ones that actually just happen to enable it, but those with the goal of it - sarcasm is a pain in the ass in text) can claim the main purpose is Linux, and they can't be held responsible for the reprehensible and illegal acts of their entire community.

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