PS3: How long before Sony stomps this new hack?

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  1. Spunkmeyer

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    You prob find they've know about this for a while and are scurrying to disbale it before it hits the streets... good luck!
     
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    was reading about this yesterday, I reckon Sony will fix it in no time
     
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    Yeah, I have to agree. They are going to pull the plug on this fast. I would hate to be one of the people to spend over one hundred dollars for this product and then not have it work!!
     
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    sony have kept the PS3 clean for 3 years, i would say they will be pulling out all the stops to disable jailbreakable and send a message that people will be waisting there money on this hack
     
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    I like the idea of having your games accessible on your HDD, I upgraded to a 320gb when i first got the PS3, mainly for PlayTV option. When you are a pc gamer and used to steam having most of your games on the HDD changing disks on the ps3 is a hassle. (eg im untidy and will leave cases and disks lying about).

    thanks for the info spunkmeyer
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    I'm still lost as to why they just don't make it a standard feature like they did on the 360. Then again, some of the games still work acessing both the Blu-Ray and HDD at the same time. So maybe it's a performance thing.
     
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    The homebrew potential excites me more. Putting xbmc on a PS3 would be a fantastic HTPC.
     
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    Just got an email saying it's available at a certain Aussie store which deals in this kind of stuff, they were actually the ones who discovered it too. Had a look at the site and it sells for $170. Reasonable price I suppose considering how much pirates would save by using it.

    Also reading about it, I'm not sure how much Sony will actually be able to do to stop it. It doesn't modify anything on your PS3, so they might not be able to detect who has used it. They'll be able to do something to stop it from running I'm sure, but it's also easy to upgrade the firmware on it to work around whatever Sony implements.
     
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    So what your saying is it's much like the R4 in a DS.?

    Doesn't affect the internal Firmware just adds a little extra ability.
     
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    actually, no, I was wrong, found some more info on it. Seems you will have to install some software to use it.

     
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    Then this is like root on Android Phones. Gives you more abilities.

    Interesting and scary.
     
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    Apparently Sony have already sent the lawyers after the Aussie seller of the dongle and they are claiming that they can detect people using it and are starting to ban them.

    I bet the next firmware update from Sony will also remove your USB ports ;)
     
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    They took 2 of them already so what's to say they will not take the rest.
     
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    yeah, they don't want us charging our controllers either, because we can use them to actually play the pirated games.
     
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    PS3 Modchips Banned In Australia [Update]

    Interesting development, especially since the company making them is Australian. It's been taken off their website and they're offering refunds for current orders. It only applies to this one specific brand though, and of course half a dozen other versions of it have appeared in the last couple of weeks anyway.
     
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    The only program that the jailbreak installed was a small application that worked as a backup manager. A simple google search reveals a heap of others that have popped up.

    No matter how much people pump into security for systems or software, there'll always be people that'll devote time to crack it. Gotta give it to Sony though, it took them a long time to crack it.
     
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    Just Google and don't update your PS3 and there you go.
     
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    Hidden surprise with the latest firmware;

     
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    I think this is very unfair and very very wrong IMHO. They are closing the borders so to speak and only allowing access with the right paperwork in an attempt to stop the USB hack. It's got nothing to do with the peripherals exploding. Exploding. WTF over. I have not even heard of this until now. Not saying its not true but hey they could have come up with a better excuse or be straight an honest about it.

    First they stopped the backward compatibility aspect of the PS3. (unrelated)
    Then they stopped the installation of another software.
    Now they are tightening up the access capabilities.

    I can't remember signing up to this in the EULA.

    Talk about another Apple in the making.
     

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