Sony has cleverly implemented new coding into firmware 3.56 that can allow them to remotely detect a system that is running homebrew or a custom firmware, which can to lead to bans.
Nice move by Sony. The update must have implemented some kind of security program that detects custom firmware.
Sony just probably looking at how many ppl mess with the systems and repeated offenders probably get banned in the future lol.
Yo this is great news props to Sony.
So far Sony banned cheaters in BO, and those who played pirated copy using old jailbreak method. CFW is untouchable I think, yet. But I'd love it to be true.
Sony responds....the hackers answer http://psgroove.com/content...
this could potentially screw up attempts at CFW. If they can force the PS3 to run downloaded code, how is CFW going to deal with this? If they block it then Sony knows it's not legitimate firmware. If they run it then the code could be doing anything, including forcing an upgrade of the firmware.
Precisely, all Sony has to do is implement a system (when connected to PSN) that does a hash check of the CFW. The key to the hash can be stored on Sony's servers. If the has doesn't match, then no access. If it does match, then all is well.
It has to be more sophisticated than just a simple hash of the fw code, otherwise you can make the CFW just return the expected response without actually running the code. And since it's downloaded each time you connect they can change the code daily, weekly or whatever so that eventually they will nail each pirate that connects to PSN.
The CFW wouldn't know what to return if the hash key is stored on Sony's servers. All they could do is opt NOT to respond...and that would still cause an error.
If it's the same code running the same hash function over the firmware every time then you can just get a non-hacked ps3 and figure out the correct response. It needs to change often, and that way sooner or later everyone that goes online will get caught.
The only thing that would need to change often would be the key. It could even be a key that changes each time you connect based on a whole mess of algorithms. The bottom line is that if the CFW doesn't attempt to hand over its hash, then it won't connect.
*Grabs Popcorn* This is going to be good.
Oh yeah. I can't wait to see the waves of hackers smitten down with Sony's might. I've got nothing to worry about because I'm ALL LEGIT. FTW!
how does this affect me.... it doesnt now do i play slyu 3d dot or pop trillogy
"Grabs Toast" Black Ops cheaters got banned today. I LOL at some of the comment they made in the forums.
My friend is so happy he didnt upgrade his firmware.
Whats his PSN ID :). I'll "add" him.
even who doesn't upgrade will be detected even if they manage to go online...
But But my friend took my PS3 and logged in his account and put a hack on my ps3 without me knowing, then played online and ruined several games for over a week. I was doing my homework and reading books in another room and he never bragged or told me about this at all! Why should I get banned for something I ddidnt do! I spent so much money on a PS3 this is against the law. I cant believe i wasted my money im buying an Xbox where the same thing will happen if i try to hack it. /sarcasm Haha watch, i gurentee you see this excuse at least 10 times when ban waves start. Just change a word here and there.
LOL true. I seen these types of comments on the black ops forums. They are all very sad now and I'm loving it. Hahahaha!
Sony is handling this problem well but the hackers will have a come back all in due time
I just bought my ps3 used from Gamestop, why am I not allowed to play Black Ops online?.... ...wonder how many of them used this one. LOL. The comments are full of comedy relief.
Doesnt second hand retailers check this stuff? I mean i sold a ps2 to GAME with a defect dvd drive but that was years ago.
Yeah.... we get really lazy on anything Ps2 based.... Current Gen systems we are pretty strict on
"My dog did it. I swear!"
I don't think i'll ever have it in me to jailbreak my ps3 I san BAN the low lives who bring their hacked ps3s online.
I just dont get it. Why would anyone with a hacked PS3 try to go online? Why risk bricking the console?
You cant brick the console like that.
There was a rumor recently that Sony might be able to disable your PS3. Dont know if its actually possible. Nevertheless, it is possible to ban your PS3 permanently from PSN right? So sooner or later, you will not be able to access PSN if you choose the hack. Being a pirate, it must suck pretty hard, if you care for online. Waiting for hackers to crack new FMW, then Sony updates it... then hackers crack it again... from the rational standpoint I dont understand why bother to try online (I mean serious online gaming, not stupid infantile cheating allowed by hacking)
People are stupid, that's why! CFW sounds pretty much like a downgrade if you ask me... You get a bunch of crappy programs and free games but you cut out 1/3 of the PS3s features by not going online.
Sony should also put the newest firmware update in all new ps3s ppl purchase so that they cant downgrade to custom firmware if a user tried downgrading sony could sense it and ultimate ban their system.
yes,finally the hackers are getting what is coming to them and this is just the start, next move permanent ban ps3 from psn:-D
Get ready for a flood of systems to hit Ebay and Craigslist. Would suck to be the one who buys it legit and you were not told of the banned console.
Never thought of that, good shout. I wouldn't trust buying consoles second hand anyway, I always buy new - just for the warranty and condition of the unit. Most of the people I see who buy consoles pre-owned see them break or have some kind of major fault within a few days, but I can hardly speak for everyone.
Ebay has a serious buyers protection. If you decide to pull a crazy stunt like that, paypal will not hesitate to refund you the money and that person will get his paypal & ebay account permanently locked unless it was advertised that the console is already banned.
I CALL BULLSHIT! The artical says "it is being said that Sony’s latest firmware has a new feature implemented within that will allow Sony to remotely run code on PS3 consoles as they connect to PSN." Key words there, "it is being said". OK, Ill have a go. The update gives the PS3 the ability to come do flips when you arent looking. What I just said must be true, because "it's being said" They would have had to update the terms and conditions of PSN for them to be able to do that, they cant just scan your system when they like or even download code onto your PS3 as you connect to PSN. There have been no changes to the terms and conditions, so I call bull. Only a matter of time before they hack 3.56 anyway. The PS3 is going to turn out like the iPhone now that the keys are leaked.
they have hacked 3.56 already but it hasn't stopped Sony from finding and banning cheaters my friend got his ps3 permanently banned yesterday.
They haven't hacked 3.56, they have decrypted it but not hacked it. I havent heard of anyone being console banned for hacking their PS3. The black ops stories are only on black ops and are about something totally different.
Why do people think this is like the IPhone, wasn't that what cost Geo in the law suit? Sorry but it isn't the same and people need to deal with it.
most jailbreakers have yet to even update, therefore it doesn't affect the hacker population by much
its weird that we are rooting for the hackers to loose that are trying to give us free stuff lol but i am totally on sonys side. i hope they catch them all
I'd be on the hackers side, but it seems all they want to do is ruin online games, i cannot stand for that.
Good now we can get all of those fucking cheaters off of PSN. Only legit players from here on out. Hackers at this point are pretty much screwed right now. The fact that Sony can now track every single PS3 through their IP Addresses and monitor what software people are using there's no way hackers can hide anymore. Unless hackers can somehow magically hide their IP Addresses they can't run their software or pirate at all. These hackers have no ground anymore on PS3. Looks like all of these idiots will finally be going away. By the way if people want to pirate so much. Why not just do it on PC where nobody cares? Just saying it would make much more sense.
I get the feeling that the hackers will be able to patch out the checks.At least i hope so
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