PS3's latest firmware, 2.10 has blocked hackers from using full GPU access on the PS3.
Wouldn't be surprised if this were true. But I'm sure people will find another way to exploit it, much like PSP homebrew.
As with PSP, Sony hates being hacked. Unfortunately those few hackers are really sort of bringing down the updates. There will be more, increasing the chance of corruption, and that some of the staff working on updating functionality will be transferred to blocking hackers. Sucks for us.
Sony most likely sees this as a security issue and fixed it. They need to control what people can do so they don't end up with millions of viruses like Microsoft has with Windows.
You pretty much proved my point.
Hardly surprising. We can't really blame Sony for protecting their investment. I mean the RSX exploit just brought hackers one step closer to being able to play backups on the PS3. That's the fun of the hacking world. They'll crack the PS3's security, Sony will patch the exploit, hackers will crack it again, etc, etc. It just wouldn't be fun if Sony gave up and let them do whatever they wanted. I give this 3 days max before some hacker figures out a way around whatever Sony did.
This has nothing to do with commercial PS3 games or security. A small change has been made to the way graphics commands are passed to the RSX in the latest firmware that breaks the current hack people are using is what has happened. There is no security hole being plugged.
Could be a coincidence. Just seems odd that roughly 3 weeks after some hackers figure out how to access RSX through Linux Sony decides to change the way graphics commands are handled. On another note, since there are probably some pretty serious nerds reading this thread: Anyone using Linux on their PS3's? How is it? I use Ubuntu on my home PC so I'd love to try it out, but I heard Yellow Dog sucks and everything else is a bit shoddy yet on the PS3.
It works. But i have a SD tv so it is hard to read but if you have a hdtv it is kinda like Vista.
none of Sony's business wtf ? People like to use the full power
nVidia not wanting homebrewers to have access to RSX (for whatever reasons). IBM, Sony, and Toshiba are obviously fine with Cell being accessed and exploited.
Is this similar to how the PSP CPU was underclocked? If so, Sony has more power in reserve on the GPU front?
no, if you have linux installed on your ps3, it can only run using the cell for all processing. people are trying to find a way to use the rsx too, essentially doubling the processing power when using linux because then the cell can dedicate itself to computations while the rsx focuses on the graphical aspect of things. anyways, no one's actually managed to crack the ps3 os yet, and i doubt they will. after all, 1 spu is dedicated for OS integrity, making it that much harder to crack
Very interesting stuff there bro. Thanks for the info!
If I can't hack what they have what is the point??? PS: If you couldn't smell the sarcasm, sniff..
LOL we have the ghost disagree.. Feel free to make a counter point. Oh I forgot, you are a scared [email protected] Run to mommy, I'm sure TheMart will breast feed you and calm you down.
Let the people have access to the damn console. More people will buy it then..
OK not flaming,straight? But you think the 360 is even 1/50th of the open as the PS3? So your logic fails cause they are by FAR the most open with the platform.
In dont want more updates to be released just to block some annoying hackers and contain no extra stuff that we even need.
What are you talking about? Blu ray 1.1 compatability? Full native Divx support? An extra music visualiser? A voice changer? How many more useful upgrades can you ask from a small update? The fact that it also closes a security loophole was not even mentioned.
Atleast Sony is trying, of course it'll end up being futile but tries either way so I give them credit.
This myth that sony should let people hack on the PS3 with impunitty and that will get more people to buy into the console is a complete fallicy. Allowing a real exploit, like they stupidly did with FW 1.5 for the psp, would be a disaster for Sony. Ever wander why the psp has sold so well, but software sales are so slow? Its beacuse its very easy to flash your psp with a hacked firmware that lets it play pirated games. The traffic in pirated psp software on the net is huge, and this translates to very poor software sales, despite large hardware sales. The exploit shut was simply allowing the posibility of RSX access from Linux. Few people actually bother to install linux, as the box is such a useful media centre and has useful apps with its native OS - and as the install base grows to accomadate more casual gamers, almost no one will bother to have it installed, so alienating the odd one or two hackers is not going to phase Sony. Protecting all access to the rsx is of prime importance to ensuring the system is not open to piracy and this will be there biggest concern - it that annoys one or two hackers, sony won't, and shouldn't, care. To date, the PS3 is the only machine that does not have a flourishing piracy scene. Every other system has exploits that allow piracy and commercial games can be downloaded and played, some are easier to achieve than others.. I find it refreshing that a machine has sucessfully fought this, and if it takes having a few restrictions in Linux to keep this protection in place, then I for one, am very happy to accept that.
you where on point with that post!
Ya if it is to prevent hacking on other people computer, that it is better to block it. Cause PS3 is so powerfull.
I thikn there just gonna open the rsx in a way that they can controll it and i think Ironpeter got the hack for the rsx because sony left loop to my knowledge
Hackers got owned.. xD
Good that way no one can f*** with my PS3 sorry better luck next time hackers
It's because its hacked and modded. Thats why I just bought one! The old Xbob is a great MC/FTP/System
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