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Can you get a mallicious pkg?
Can you get a mallicious pkg? –
So the one thing I'm a little worried about right now, not exactly worried but cautious about, is running package files from "unknown" sources. Is it possible for a package file to be mallicious? For example, someone disguises a package file as an emulator and when run, instead of being an emulator it deletes critical files? I'm not calling anyone out here, I'm just trying to get my head around the possabilities as I'm not as well versed with PS3 hacking as I am with the PSP or Wii. Things all seem a little too different and while things right now to me seem to be relatively safe, you never know untill you learn the hard way.
It's not impossible, but if you get your PKGs from here for example, you're pretty much 100% safe, since the uploader would risk being banned instantly and their name would probably be slung through the mud. Not that that would stop the PKG from harming some people, but it would minimize "casualties".
Its actually already happened. Back in September of last year, an unknown dev released a PSP emulator. When you ran it, it deleted a bunch of files from the ps3 causing it to brick. Moral of the story? Don't run anything by an unknown dev or at least let the experienced users decompile the package first to make sure it's safe.
It's definitely possible.
Maybe you can unpkg the pkg and then disassemble the eboot to see what it executes on start up
OFW 3.56 is a prime example.