there is still a way out for sony. well, partially.
they could make silent updates mandatory, entirely drop update pup's. also, strip debug menus off firmware and thoroughly verify entire /dev/flash when logging into psn.
that would cause major inconvenience for people who don't play online games, though.
for offline gameplay, i think all hope is lost to secure it. they just cannot force people to log into psn to play their games even in single player modes.
i suppose there will be new line of ps3 models that will be secured, starting very soon. and those that will be sent to repairs will be 'upgraded' or replaced with new ones.
it's pretty natural, as it was with ps2 and fmcb. but the userbase of ps3 is a bit too large to resolve this problem quickly.
well they are busy with two things.Usually they'd bluster and threaten. That they're shutting up suggests there's some shit going down inside Sony.
1. how to deal with the problem and not make game developers run away.
2. find the people responsible
this is a major hit to sony's ps3 revenue. worst case scenario is that there might not be a ps4 at all.