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New PS3 firmware hacked within hours

Hackers have already moved to crack open new PS3 firmware that’s not even been out for a day. Sony released a new firmware update (version 3.56) last night that it said “adds a security patch” to the console – the firm’s first move to shut out hackers since the PS3 protection software was completely circumvented earlier this month. However, within hours of the new update’s release, Wii hacker Youness Alaoui, also known as KaKaRoToKs, announced on Twitter that he’d successfully unpacked the firmware and published its signing keys, opening the door for new custom firmware to be created that would mimic the latest update and allow hacked PS3s to regain access to PSN.

The new update from Sony says “A new PS3 system software update, v3.56, will be released soon. This is a minor update that adds a security patch.”

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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