PS3 Hackers Warn: PSJailbreak Could Get You Banned

Your PS3 could get banned for all the "legitimate" things that could be done.

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PS3 Hackers Warn: PSJailbreak Could Get You Banned
Planning on using one of those PS3 Jailbreak tools to... ahem... 'make backups of your own games'? You should probably do so under cover of online darkness, as word from the hacking community is that Sony is able to ban consoles using the device.

According to a page on PS3Hax, the software ID of the Backup Manager installed on the USB dongle could be logged and recorded by Sony when logged onto the PlayStation Network. The Backup Manager has an ID of LAUN-12345, making it quite easy for Sony to detect a user doing something rather suspect with their console.

"As people start getting their PSjb in the next few week, we highly advise that you do not log into PSN while using the backup manager, which means no playing online," reads the page on the hacking website. You could, of course, realise that this is all just a waste of hurdle-jumping and actually get up to switch your game discs instead.

How many seconds do you give it before Sony locks this up with a firmware update? Place your bets in the comments box below.


Daz 23 Aug 2010 15:48
how many seconds in a week? I'd be surprised if at least on of the people buying one doesn't work for Sony so they can figure out how what makes it tick.
EclipseSSD 24 Aug 2010 13:54
Ban them. If people pay for a PS3, then they should be prepared to pay for the games. Hackers don't get my sympathy, let them get banned, they'd deserve it.
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shizzlemyquizlle 25 Aug 2010 19:47
EclipseSSD What a sucker, You think where we are today is because........Hackers make the world a wonderful place. Go back to your Matrix Ja....
Bungle 25 Aug 2010 21:17
the thing is this can be used by me to copy your games (if you were my friend and permited this) and vice versis thus meaning we didnt have to buy the same games to get twice the use. If you only play single player OFF LINE well worth getting one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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