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PS3 re-secured with Firmware 3.60?

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A leading PlayStation 3 hacker says that today's firmware 3.60 update re-secures the system from hackers and by extension, should lock out piracy.

 

Youness Alaoui (hacker alias: KaKaRoToKS) knows what he's talking about. He developed PSFreedom - an open source Jailbreak alternative, and devised the PL3 payload for the USB dongles that attacked the PS3's security system on firmware 3.41 and lower.

 

According to his swift analysis of the new system update posted on his Twitter feed, Sony has come up with an ingenious method of side-stepping its existing security protocols:

 

"For now, it looks to me (at first glance) that the PS3 has been re-secured, but it doesn't mean it can't be broken again from scratch," he says, qualifying his findings by adding that he didn't spend more than a couple of minutes looking at the new update.

 

The PS3's existing security system is based on a "chain of trust" - different layers of the console are protected by individual levels of encryption, one opening up access to the next. This chain of trust was annihilated when Geohot revealed the "mtldr" key, the root decryption cipher that can unlock all of the others.

 

According to Alaoui's quick analysis, Sony simply doesn't use mtldr any more, opting for a new security system that could possibly require a completely new exploit to be uncovered - something hackers would be unlikely to take on bearing in mind the legal blitzkrieg Sony has unleashed in recent weeks.

"The epic fail was epic," Alaoui says. "It doesn't mean they can't come [up] with an epic save."

 

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-new-firmware-resecures-ps3

 

Note to mods: Please merge with existing 3.60 threads if this doesn't deserve a new topic.

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Lolwut ?

 

Already there's a new CFW which allows you to go online with 3.55 :P

 

PS: Not that I've it. Gaming has been dead for months :|

 

alekh you seem to keeping abreast with the CFW scene :naughty:

 

So much knowledge :devil:

 

 

 

:pulpfiction::P

 

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what about people who are pirating and don't upgrade to 3.60?and what about the claims about the hacking that Sony can't' fix it ever since the public key was out?

Edited by montylee

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well here is the word from the horse's mouth itself .... Leading PS3 hacker KakARoToKS himself has confirmed the improvements and upgrades by Sony as enough for securing the ps3

 

http://gamer.blorge.com/2011/03/10/ps3-hacker-reveals-sonys-three-step-epic-save-fix/

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well here is the word from the horse's mouth itself .... Leading PS3 hacker KakARoToKS himself has confirmed the improvements and upgrades by Sony as enough for securing the ps3

 

http://gamer.blorge.com/2011/03/10/ps3-hacker-reveals-sonys-three-step-epic-save-fix/

There is alrdy spoof to play online on CFW

A exploit for 3.56 is alrdy found .

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So assuming that 3.60 secures the PS3, if future games require 3.60 to play, can the hackers get around that?

The same thing happened with Dragon age 2 .

It works only with 3.56 and above

And 3.56 cant yet be JB .

But hackers created a crack so it can be played on 3.55

The same thing might happen with 3.60 , still cant say coz meltdr keys r now useless with 3.60

Edited by Zeehunter

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hope is a good thing :good:

 

I hope they add some functionality to the next version release other than just another security fix :doh: btw from this update onwards we can set the time for the controllers.. wtf ? for that sony wanted me to download 45 mb :spank::rant:

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