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Playstation 3 and the Banning Order

The one console that remained rock steady in the light of people hacking them to play illegal and unsigned software was the playstation 3. A person by the name of Geohot managed to work out the secret security key that all playstation software is signed with. Armed with this information, you could load a game / application onto the PS3 and it thought it was an official piece of software and ran no problems. Ther was in fact three area’s that were of concern here and these were playing pirated games (Sony looses money), Install Homebrew software and finally hacking on-line games somehow. Sony recently not only updated the firmware to 3.56 to combat this but also issued an email to all people it suspected of running the firmware and saying it would ban them if they did not remove it.



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