This definitely isn’t going to be nice reading for Sony, but it looks like someone has managed to hack the latest PS3 firmware (3.56), despite Sony claiming that they had tightened up security in light of the recent ‘attacks’ by infamous hacker Geohot and Co.
That person is Mathieu Hervais, or Mathieulh as he is better known in the hacking community. However, there is some good news for Sony though, as it appears he has no intention of ever releasing his exploit to the public, which may be a disappointment depending on which boat you reside in.
Here is what he stated in a recent update on his Twitter page, as reported from RedmondPie:
”I hesitated a lot before tweeting about it, but a bug allows exploiting metldr, the bootloader and 3.56+. I don’t intent to ever unveil it.”
It seems that no matter how hard Sony try to fix up their PS3 console, someone will always find a way to exploit it, especially since the Metldr key is out in the open for everyone to see. It was rumored that Sony were planning to release an ‘unhackable’ PS3 console soon, but once this comes to their attention, they may have to speed things up before someone provides the download to this exploit on 3.56.
Let us know your thoughts on this, PS3 users.
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