If you have a PS3, chances are you already downloaded the latest firmware update. This particular update, version 3.42, includes some “additional security features,” as stated by director of hardware marketing John Koller in the official Playstation Blog.

 


The war between hackers rages on.

 

This update was designed to basically eliminate the “PSJailbreak” hacking problem, in which PSN users utilized a USB dongle to install pirated software onto the PS3’s hard drive. As confirmed by Eurogamer, you have to download this update if you wish to stay connected on the Playstation Network. And according to Rich Leadbetter, users who are still using the Jailbreak are “sticking to 3.41 and using a proxy server bypass to remain online."

 

It's good to know Sony's taking action to combat this pirating issue, but this won't stop hackers from cracking the firmware codes in the future. Hopefully Sony won't have to resort to firmware updates every five seconds just to attempt to crack down on hackers everywhere. Still, it's better than doing nothing, I suppose.

 

David Gabriel, NoobFeed

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  • Aw the joys of pirating. Lets see how long until this new firmware is opened up.


    Posted Sep 08, 2010

  • Just let people do with their PS3 as they please. Sony will never be able to make firmware that can't be hacked.


    Posted Sep 09, 2010

  • I put off writing about this for a long time, because I thought it was distasteful to give this sort of piracy any attention, but I will say this:



    I don't think Sony can complain a lot when it comes to the PS3. I think they had a huge solid run with little to no piracy so far, so it's quite amazing they stuck to it so long.


    Posted Sep 10, 2010

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