Sony Fail again!
Following Sony's move to block PS3 hackers from the console's online functions, a new jailbreak has been released which reportedly allows users to unban themselves on PSN.
Reports of the platform holder banning jailbreak users began appearing on Thursday, after Sony released a warning to anyone taking advantage of hacks.
Hackers were sent a message directly from Sony. It read:
"A circumvention device and/or unauthorized or pirated software currently resides on your PlayStation(R)3 system. Immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from your PlayStation(R)3 system. Failure to do so will result in termination of your access to the PlayStation(R)Network and access to Qriocity(TM) services through your PlayStation(R)3 system."
However, Destructoid reports that an all-new jailbreak not only claims to allow user to unban themselves, but also to ban (and presumably unban) other PS3s - so long as the perpetrator is in possession of their console ID.
It all sounds dodgy as sin, obviously. But Geohot's not rapping. Which can only be a Good Thing.
funny as hell as well, this all started because sony said there ps3 was unhackable lamo 😀
Yeah people seem to gravitate to a challenge like that. I don't mind people doing this as long as it doesn't spill into the online portion where people are openly cheating ruining the online gaming atmosphere. All this attention Sony was getting is also tied to the fact that they removed the Linux OS from the systems in a firmware patch back last year which angered a lot of people (me included). A lot of people bought the PS3 for the ability to dual boot and use it as a PC as well. Sony could have given the option to everyone to either keep it or get a PSN store credit to have it removed.
I think Sony would like the fact that it can be hacked because they might sell more consoles now. I now that's a big reason why Xbox360s sell nicely because you can download games off P2P sites. I mainly bout the PS3 for the Blu-Ray (which is now a 3D blu-ray), Sony could turn this into a positive if they wanted to and open it up to homebrew and release SDK and let people make content for the system and it will be amazing how many people would get one.
This game of one-upmanship between Sony and the PS3 modders is getting seriously heated. Responding to the news that Sony was permabanning modded consoles with other op systems like lynx ect, a new hack claims to worm into the PSN and allow people to unban themselves.
The hack can also be used to ban another console, although they'd need access to that console's ID, which would have to be obtained from a refurb warehouse/secondhand seller or willingly given up by an idiot.
The mod scene is justifying its actions by calling Sony bullies and criticizing its strong-arm tactics. Sony, of course, is sticking by its EULA and claiming to protect its interests.
Whichever side you find righteous, there is no denying that this war is going to get even more bitter -- and likely more idiotic -- before it's all said and done.
so.... lets recap SONY FAIL again, give it up sony just make it open sorce , then most of the hacking will stop.. 🙄
You would think Sony would do it. Because all companies love $$$ and they would sell a lot of consoles if they open it up a little. Blu-Ray is still too costly to be ripping games and movies and burning them so I don't think it wouldn't be to bad of an issue (not like the Xbox360 where piracy is huge).
I hope Sony really does learn from this and that when they are putting together PS4 plans that they make the console serve multi-purposes so people can use it for everything. I find I game more on my PS3 than my PC and I need the PC for my web surfing and web stuff. They solve that issue for me and I no longer need an expensive PC.
It doesn't make sense to me that a company would deliberately handicap their console. The more features it has, the more expandability it has, the more useful it would be to the paying public. Even the old Amiga CD32 console was a fully functional A1200 once a SX module, an A4000 keyboard and mouse was plugged into it. Sure none of this was standard but the option was always there. Sony should aim to do something similar with the PS4.
Me thought it was because some cheap as linux freaks want this cheap dump in the market for games hardware use for there cheap linux uses.
Because of more hacker effort and claims, sony scraped other OS.
So Linux user where pissed of and put intesive hacking go for it.
well i bought my PS3 for playin games and as BRplayer and game also online.
those Linux hacker pirate cheater scum are out there to ruin my game experience.
It's might be a war that Sony can't easaly win or at all.
Don't understand why people dissing Sony. it's all that hacing cracing scum that are party pooper.
PSN is offline for 2 day's now.
One of the main reasons I decided to buy the PS3 besides the Blu-Ray was for the linux OS that you could install and dual-boot from. Then last year Sony in their wisdom decides to pull it out with a firmware patch. This should be against the law what they did because they are removing functionality that I paid for and was using. And the consumer didn't have the option to decline because if they didn't update their firmware they would no longer be able to use the PSN.
What Sony should have done is with the release of the slim they should have disabled this feature and only let the users with the PS3 fat models have the linux OS. Eventually the machines would have died off since they were prone to failure. Least this way Sony wouldn't be breaking any agreements with their customers.
PSN has been down for a few days now because of some hackers had found a nice exploit and Sony said they will not bring the PSN back online until it is fixed. When all this grief could be solved by Sony just allowing existing owners the ability to have the Linux OS back on their PS3 again.
I could care less personally, but it was wrong what Sony did. And I have no sympathy in what they are going through now. It was bad business what they did and some people in the community are fighting back. Maybe next time Sony will think through these moves in the future. It is an inconvenience for a lot of online gamers out there but it will be worth it if Sony finally gets the fact that they need to support what they sell and not remove functionality from a system that costs hundreds of dollars.
In the meantime I am enjoying playing Mass Effect 2 on the PS3, don't need a PSN connection to play that and Netflix still working great so not really affected by this. 😉
The bigmistake Sony did is offering other OS at all.
And scraping it, seames only take on linux user who only go for as cheap as posible hardware. If your aim is cheap and open OS, go for open hardware that PC. Not a firm controled console hardware.
But it so cheap. The realy bad side of dumping hardware in the market is it atrack the linux crowed'
Besides it geting clear this hack isn't releated to those linux crackers and hackers.
but the regulare fraud scum.
Going after CC.
With higher risk for hacked PS3 as they are more open.
Annoymous would more go for ddos attacks just cripling PSN.
Well did play a lot CODBO on PS3. Could go for play it on PC online.from level 0.
but bought Ofp:RR for PC.
Or try the deadspace demo for move on PS3.
I think go do that.