Sony Release Firmware Update 3.42 for PS3, Jailbreak Broken

ps3 update breaks jailbreak

It isn’t all that long since ‘hackers’ and certian parts of the PlayStation 3 community were rejoicing at the ability of devices such as PSFreedom, PSGroove, PSJailbreak to allow homebrew games from an external hard drive. Well, Sony have stepped in to dampen the spirits of those hoping for a PS3 that could eventually play their ‘back ups’ or pirated copies of games by releasing a firmware update for the PlayStation 3 that stops such devices in their tracks.

Exophase has confirmed that “all variants of the USB-hub emulating exploit (PSFreedom, PSGroove, PSJailbreak) are no longer functional”.

Sony themselves aren’t saying much except to confirm on their official blog that firmware update 3.42 “includes additional security features”.  Time will tell if this update will really be enough to stop piracy on the PS3, hackers don’t give up that easily.

via techradar

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