New 3.56 firmware has secret security feature...

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  1. DarkMario616
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    For those who are curious about the new PS3 security, it seems Sony has implemented something in 3.56 I mentioned here a few weeks ago that is the same as Microsoft uses to detect and ban 360's.

    Mathieulh just posted about it on IRC.

    Essentially Sony can now remotely execute code on the PS3 as soon as you connect. This can do whatever Sony wants it to do such as verifying system files or searching for homebrew. Sony can change the code and add new detection methods without any firmware updates and as the code executes remotely there is no reliable way to forge the replies.

    Whilst it is possible to patch or remove this code from the firmware this will likely mean the end of playing CFW online (as PSN can just check before login that this is active) or at the very least mean it will be even easier for Sony to detect and ban users.

    Judging from the fact that people can still connect using the proxy method it seems Sony hasn't activated any of this yet but the functions are there in the new firmware.


    Just reposting this here.

    This is great lol, just installed CFW and find out about this...
     


  2. xDarkAngelx

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    holy sh-
    My sister updated two days ago while I was asleep. I got pissed as I just found out this morning, and now...
    DAMMIT
     
  3. shakirmoledina

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    well atleast they wont brick the ps3s. What could they do other than ban u from PSN? could one make a dummy ps3 file list so tht sony is fooled everytime it checks with the ps3?
     
  4. DarkMario616
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    DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well of course they won't brick you.

    Can you 'completely' uninstall CFW so there is no trace of it or I'm stuck with it for now lol?
     
  5. pcmanrules

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    Damn, just got round to jail-breaking my PS3 to say "My PS3 does NES and SNES!" I'll just update as online and trophy safety are more important to me.
     
  6. GNkyrios

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    thats why i only connect my ps3 to transfer games via FTP and nothing else.
     
  7. 8BitWalugi

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    Dammit. Time to to back to OFW. They'll ban my PSN Account right? Not my console.
     
  8. antwill

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    More than likely console, to stop you from making another account.
     
  9. ComplicatioN

    ComplicatioN Broken Barriers

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    So what now, Do we format our drives? :wtf:
     
  10. ViRGE

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    I really don't think anyone expected PSN access to work indefinitely. They're going to block it at some point - not that it will hinder single-player gaming.
     
  11. Magsor

    Magsor I am watching you

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    Youll always have to choose between PSN and CFW. Thats the only end sony can do something to really punish CFW users.
    If you are/get on 3.56 do not worry the CFW is already made. It just takes time to test it/make it better we do not want to repeat history.
     
  12. DarkMario616
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    So how do we go back to OFW?

    I want to go back to 3.55 OFW for now. NOT 3.56.
     
  13. Pado

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    Simply put OFW3.55 in a /PS3/UPDATE folder on an USB drive, plug it in your PS3, enter recovery mode and install it.
     
  14. DarkMario616
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    That's it? Easy lol.

    Do we have to format to rid of CFW-traceness or what [​IMG]?

    Before reverting back to OFW I want to try Demon's Souls lol.
     
  15. Snailface

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    I'd reformat the entire HDD to be safe, you never know.
     
  16. DarkMario616
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    Alright so I decided to just revert back, and using recovery mode, I am back on OFW 3.55...no bricks [​IMG].

    I'll format later just to be safe.
     
  17. Fireballo

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    I'm sticking with CFW from here on. I really like cfw and homebrew so I'll sacrifice PSN. Maybe I'll get a second PSP used if I find one cheap and use that just for psn. Think about it, with all the money you can save with cfw you can easily afford a second psp.
     
  18. DarkMario616
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    Well my PSP has CFW but with PS3 it's different for me. I depend on PSN on the PS3...PSP...not so much.
     
  19. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

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    So this is the kind of cheap-shot BS Sony wants to pull now?

    F*ck those (racially charged expletive)s.

    Sony has only itself to blame for why I will never buy their products again.

    Now if I could just get some CFW that would allow me to play my backup PS1 and PS2 games on my 60gigger, I could finally retire my aged, chipped PS2.
     
  20. Originality

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    I'm sure Sony won't miss you in any way, shape or form.