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http://www.jailbreakscene.com/2011/0...s-rootkit.html

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According to developer Mathieulh, the official PS3 firmware v3.56 is said to contain a rootkit which allow Sony to perform remote code execution upon connection to the PlayStation network. What this means is that Sony can scan for specific files on your PS3 console—such as custom firmwares and hombrew applications—and send a report back to the company. Whether this is legal or not is yet to be determined but be careful what you put on your PS3.
Oh no....
Run for cover
post #2 of 146
Haha. This will be interesting. When the homebrew stuff came out everyone said there is no way for Sony to stop it, nothing can be done. It'll be interesting to see what comes of this.
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Privacy invasion much. However as the firmwares is the legal property of Sony, they could likely get away with this.
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Oh no, they will see my porn...
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Aw come on Sony. I didnt kill that hoe, she slipped
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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.
PS3, now with built in privacy guffaw.
    
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Really Sony? Eff you!
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Eh. I guess one could argue invasion of privacy, but go ahead Sony. I don't care if you were to check my console, I have not nothing to hide lol.
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Originally Posted by HeWhoDared View Post
Eh. I guess one could argue invasion of privacy, but go ahead Sony. I don't care if you were to check my console, I have not nothing to hide lol.
Not this again.

I played with the idea of getting a PS3, playing some exclusives and getting to tinker with it. The less I can tinker with it, the less I care about investigating a PS3 in addition to my PC.
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Meh, watch me play GT5 all day, I care not!
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