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PS3 Jailbreak: Sony could detect PSJailbreak and Ban Users

If you are a PS3 owner, you are probably aware that the console is now open to homebrew applications and has the ability to play games off a hard drive, due to the recent release of a USB device called PSJailbreak.

While many PS3 owners are naturally delighted with the thought of playing free games, there are obvious risks, as it has just been reported that Sony can detect who is using the new USB drive, and effectively ban users from the Playstation Network.

Sony has yet to issue an official statement on the recent PS3 hacking, probably since they are hard at work on a new firmware update which will combat the problem and prevent the USB device from working.

More details on this can be seen over at PS3Hax. Do you think users should be banned for using this new device or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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iken
iken

No offense intended but some people really piss me off. it appears that only good for nothing pirates are learning from them. The purpose of "jailbreaking" (I hate that term… the ps3 isnt an iDevice) is for homebrew and the return of things like OtherOS. The reason I like backup managers is because they save your laser, make it easy for lazy people to not have to change the disc and make it easy to take your games places

escuridad7
escuridad7

they should give three warning if the third one they detected again people should get ban for life including the account that would be fair I think but People who has the money would buy two PS3 one for jail brake and the other for official and legal updates and latest stuff so we are so Sony is stuck now because one PS3 is Ban but the other is not people could still get away with two PS3 because they don't care if one gets Ban because they have the other unBanned even some Hackers know there way to get… Read more »

Kevin
Kevin

Why do you guys say you're getting ripped off? you knew what you were buying at the store and have no right whats so ever to complain about getting "ripped off" and they can very well ban you for trying to hack it. It's in the contract that you accepted between you and Sony that you would not hack, mod, cheat or whatever. Can't afford to pay for games? Get a job… dont have a well paid job? then stop freaking playing videogames and get your asses back in college so you can make the money to afford them, seriously… Read more »

dark gamer
dark gamer

how about the rights of the game developer no money no salary no salary no developing no developing no game… do you want a prof EA NBA LIVE is didnt sell well so no money and they didn't release NBA LIVE 2011. more money on 2k11 the most sales and money to get a new game to develop

iiViruz
iiViruz

Okay, guys here's the deal: With a usb with 6mb free space on it, you MODIFY your PS3 to run homebrew games, handy if you want to go to a game design school, like me. Anyway, some people have made certain applications to run PSN Games and back-ups. Law says that you are allowed to alter/modify items you have paid for. So, I've paid $400 for a PS3, $600+ for games, I think I'm allowed to do whatever to my games! Anyway, if you want to see what you got on game development area, go ahead, if you're a person… Read more »

Izanagi
Izanagi

the way i see it this is a double edge sword. i support sony and want to see them do well but at the same time, we spend 60 dollars on games only to get about 30 dollars out of it while the other half of the game is handed to you in DLC that they could have fit on the disk. the console gaming industry has had this coming for a while now.

fred
fred

Sony and Microsoft just care about the money not our rights

muse-rocks
muse-rocks

i dont agree with hacking a PlayStation, because the games aren't that expensive anyway. saying that, sony should definitely give a warning before any banning for the users all little bit more oblivious to the consequences and give them time to redeem themselves

Christian
Christian

Actually, if sony ban u forever ure could make a case agiants them. Because YOU bought a software for over 100$ and they cant take them away from you

Cory
Cory

makes mw2 more fun! dont ban it!!

Jared
Jared

I don't think this is ment to be used for Piracy, Again it is good to have a backup of your game I have been using backups since PS1 and I still buy games so it doesn't mean that Sony will not still make money. It just means we have a safe alternative to store our media in the meantime. If you download all your games and store them on a 1TB HD and your HD crashes and you don't have the disks you will be up shit creek. if you have the disks then you will not have to… Read more »

uchiha123
uchiha123

haha pretty old news, but I don't see the big deal about getting accounts banned, I mean, you STILL get to PLAY the game, and even more if is those single player mind blowing games such as god of war 3. AND even if your account is banned you can still play online, as there is still XlinkKai to have you up and running on the online scene. I for one support the PSjailbreak for the sole reason that Sony asks TOO much for games. It was bad enough when they were $49.99, but $59.99? and whats even worst most… Read more »

nikoz
nikoz

its like this, i understand why sony intent to ban jailbreak, its because they should be worried when lots of BD was not selling well in the market, and the game developers are not making money throughout their game releases on PS3, they would stop making it for PS3 and will better go for other platforms that performs better in terms of money. from that point, nobody is going to spend to get a PS3 console while looking at the crap and old game lineups. i think its fair enough for us to get a BD copy of exclusive high… Read more »

ps3gamer
ps3gamer

You purchase a home 20 years ago, now you decide to add an addition to your home, maybe a new room, then told by the bank, realtor, you can't do that, it's my home, not your's, even if you purchased the house 20 years ago, it will never be your's, it's still mine. My thing is, if you purchase something IT'S YOUR'S, and if i take a sledge hammer and bust it up, will sony complaint,NO!!, if i make it better to where i get more use out of it, like perserving my games, by backing them up, it's my… Read more »

michael
michael

we are suppier for jailbreak for sony ps3 ,our price is very good

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Mike
Mike

meh, they just decided to restrict usb devices, almost all together.

progenocide
progenocide

i cant wait to get mine already got my bestbuy unlimited game rental subsription and im gonna rip every game i can LOL!! yes i said go ahead and hate you f***ng hatorade drinking hypocrite douches!

Haterz!!!

FREE THE PS3!!!!! sony 100 / hackers 1(very important 1)

Vice Tekk
Vice Tekk

Call me what you want, but i am supporting the ps jailbreak. It's no surprise that systems have been hacked. Everything today is hackable. Hell i wanted an Iphone ,but i don't want to deal with At&t's crappy service. So i unlocked and jail broke mines. At&t still got their money and i got my phone. I paid for my system, and then Sony still wants to screw me out of $150.00 to fix my system after their craptastic firmware crashes my system?! screw that., Regardless it being a game your backing up. If you've downloaded games,music, or movies, then… Read more »

bjk
bjk

backups run 2x faster than disc? SWEET. That means less lockups and bugs when play a game like Fallout 3. Hmmm, I will be lookin into this further

LatinChango
LatinChango

ok i see avery one saying thing about this PSJailbreak but let me talk you samething wat i dont like from buyin a game you buy you dont need it more you try o go to game stop maybe you spend $60 in one game they give you 20 ok next you finish the game what is next eat the game or store in your room gething to be old well in my opinion if you have the chance to make easy your life with out spending money and be happy yes doing i am from difrent country and i… Read more »

Fredrik
Fredrik

@richard , you are aware that it isn't illegal, right? what made you think buying an USB stick from a legal netshop and pluging it into your own self bought Ps3 is illegal? You can do whatever the hell you want with your own stuff, if you bought it, it's yours, get it? Now if Sony don't want people with this particular 3rd party expansion on PSN, that's Sonys buisness, but it isn't illegal until you start copying games you don't own. Unfortunently there's no way for Sony to filter those who use the PSJailbreak for copying games from those… Read more »

TEDSON
TEDSON

lol at all the squeaky clean shithouses condemming this. First sony rip you off with extortiante prices for the console, then you are ripped off by outrageous prices for games. My job is a very low paid one, and I cannot afford this technology with its cost for games, guess what I can now. If they can rip me off then I can rip them off and sleep soundly. I'll accept any consequences of ripping them off, and they should do the same, which is whats happening right now. Screw you sony, and watch out Murdoch, your sky box is… Read more »

richard
richard

zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

its illegal ban the userrsssss

Scott
Scott

there should absolutly in no way be a full blanket ban on all users of PSJailbreak or anything else that provides the same functionality. as i recall, you are legally allowed to have one working backup of your optical media. I'm not sure if that law is still in effect any longer, as i was a schoolboy when i learned as such. the main thing that gets me here, is that for some people running off a backup is the ONLY logical solution to not having to pay £40-£50 every time a disc gets scratched. take my situation as an… Read more »

david
david

end of the day it will result in people renting games and ripping them. piracy. stop defending it and making excuses that you will use it for poor homebrew apps.

Steve
Steve

So it's ok if you have your back door locked but someone manages to open it and rob your house? I always thought just because something is there does not mean you have the right to take it. If you can't afford to buy a game get a job

lolo
lolo

Okay Tussin, lay off the cough syrup while you download your 25 songs off iTunes with your giftcard.

Saksham
Saksham

In this economy, no way they should ban people. U have to understand not lot of ppl have 60 bucks 2 spend on a game anymore.

Ricco Baagøe Hansen

Why should it be ban. if there could be made som homebrew, and in that there would be a emulator soo i can play PS2 games..

@DarkStar851

I love how you post two blatent remarks about "this crap" and no substantial reason to back it up. It's not technically a "hack" device, it allows users to play backed up games (while illegal, this doesn't really hinder the online experience.) I'm all for it to be honest. The PSP has been cracked wide open for years now with the release and maintenance of "Custom Firmware" and a powerful Homebrew / Reverse-Engineering development community, and it's about time the PS3 go the same way. I can see myself buying one of these simply to back up games, I've lost… Read more »

Tustin1
Tustin1

Ban this crap and everyone using it…

Tustin1
Tustin1

Ban away – hack devices are crap

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