PS3 Firmware Attacks Security Issues

Hackers of the world prepare for battle...

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PS3 Firmware Attacks Security Issues
Prepare for war. Sony has announced that it is releasing a software update for the PlayStation 3, but its only function is to add a security patch - fuelling comments that the company may be taking action against jailbreak software.

"A new PS3 system software update, v3.56, will be released soon," reads the rather short update on the US PlayStation Blog. "This is a minor update that adds a security patch."

It was recently revealed that the encryption methods of PlayStation 3 titles could be easily cloned by homebrew developers, with the suggestion that Sony couldn't do much to combat unauthorised software short of a complete hardware revision. But reports earlier this month seemed to highlight Sony's unprecedented control of the situation.

Of course, it could be a ruse and include cross-game chat. We'll be sure to install the update when it arrives and let you all know.

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