Here is what Sony Has to Say to the Hackers

Recent development indicates that the PS3 has been completely compromised on the hardware level and is now vulnerable to homebrews and pirates, but Sony has something else in mind.

“We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it,” Sony told us in a brief statement. “We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details.”

The odd thing is, with the root key available to public, there is no possible easy fix. This master key to the system is tucked away in the deepest part in the system, possible on a read only memory chip. If that’s the case, it will be in an area where no amount of update is going to touch it, to prevent the possibility that someone accidentally change something they are not suppose to. It would be really interesting to see what Sony has cooking up as a solution for piracy. It would take some amazingly brilliant programming just to develop an update that can get around this kind of total system compromise.

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