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"Firmware 3.56 - Backdoor" rootkit
"Firmware 3.56 - Backdoor" rootkit –
It seems PS3 owner's are now presented with an ultimatum--hack their PS3 and constantly rely on network workarounds, or forgo CFW and enjoy the full service and support without the worry of being blacklisted. What are your opinions upon the matter (please refrain from calling it illegal), and do you foresee an actual workaround other than a proxy?
just read an interesting post from developer Mathieulh. It seems like Sony has implemented a rootkit into their new firmware 3.56. This is essently a backdoor to scan your Playstation 3 to detect any custom firmware or homebrew applications running on your console, and report it back to Sony.
This hidden code is executed remotely, and apparently, Sony can update the code and add new detection methods without requiring any firmware update on the users side.
He goes on to state that while it may be possible to patch or remove the code with future custom firmware, we will probably lose the ability to connect to the Playstation network, and play online. This is due to the fact that the PSN could easily be setup to detect that the code is running before allowing you to connect.
This rootkit could be Sony's first step in preperation to dropping the ban hammer. Their has been a lot of speculation wether or not Sony could even detect users running CFW, but with this new update, it seems like Sony can, at least as of now.
I don't play online, so its fine with me. And ps3's are fairly cheap now adays. If someone wants one ps3 for hacking and playing single player games than buy another ps3 for online use. Sony does deserve some money, heck I heard they aren't even making any money right now off console or so I've hear on pac-attack on gametrailers. Which is ashame, because if they aren't making money they might decide to leave the console industry. I don't know how they haven't made money but from websites I've read, I've heard their in debt for some reason.
They might be cheap where you live mate but here they are still a rip off, and the idea that sony is short of cash is typical buisness propaganda. They make millions every day.
still cost 450 AUD In AUS. Definitely not cheap in my books.
And i'm very sure Sony will not give up this battle, but there will always be someone willing to hack for glory.
Don't Feed the Trolls.
I have a lot of games backed up to my hard drive. Once I play through all of them and there is still no Stealth CFW + real stealth homebrew apps available, I will try to sync my trophies (hopefully not get banned afterwards) and then go back to the latest official version.
Most people are idiots and still don't know how to hack their consoles anyways even with youtube and instructional videos out there. For some reason everyone where I'm from thinks I'm smart and is the reason I can hack my ps3. It's common sense which most people probably don't even have.
im gonna buy a ps3 to have legit pitty i have to choose which to update or not now if i had 3 it would be easy because im kind of a trophy whore so faced with update or you cant sync bullshit is like shit
I think the problem is, a lot of people do not bother to find things out for themselves and expect everything handed to them on a plate. A couple of weeks ago I knew nothing about PS3 CFW, but I did a few days reading and followed the tutorials to the letter.
Originally Posted by Achilles
Some people just cannot be bothered to help themselves and continually post the same questions over and over again, even though these questions are answered (mostly) in very easy to follow tutorials, on this site and many others.
I don't see remote code execution as a potential problem in most countries... I guess we'll have to see where the gh lawsuit goes though. If they're able to break federal laws with a damn EULA then all hope is lost. I know the OP said please refrain from legality talks, but I can't help it. They're trying to install a virus on my ps3 so they can log what I'm doing with remote code execution, basically enabling a backdoor to access my system whenever they want. So illegal. Totally won't be the first time $ony got away with it. Look what they did to music cd's in the past. They had a program installed after you agreed to the EULA that installs anti-pirating software on your pc, and hid the files in a manner that even virus protection programs couldn't find it. If anyone then installed a virus on your pc with a certain file name format, they could effectively bypass your virus protection. All thanks to $ony. This company is starting to really piss me off.
EDIT: If this doesn't get retracted in the next firmware update, I will never buy anything from $ony for the rest of my life. To have them remotely run code, like a damn trojan, on a ps3 I bought from them, is so wrong I can't put it in words. I mean damn, it's basically a key logger.