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Sony PS3 Firmware 3.56: Hack Discovered, but Download Unavailable

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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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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