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Sony updates PSP firmware to fight off hackers, again

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jun 2007 14:48 User comments (21)

Sony updates PSP firmware to fight off hackers, again Taking its turn in the everlasting war against hackers, Sony has updated the firmware of the PSP to version 3.51 after 3.50 was recently discovered to be hacked.
Hackers found a way to exploit firmware version 3.50 using the game Lumines. According to PSPupdates.com and our own users here, if you have a legitimate copy of Lumines then the exploit is very easy. Unzip a few files onto your Memory Stick in a certain directory and then hold Start at a certain point during the first loading screen of the game and that is all.

The newest version, 3.51 does not include any other changes helpful to the PSP, so the update was made specifically to block hackers from downgrading using 3.50.

In an funny turn, sales of Lumines increased drastically after the exploit was announced just as sales of GTA: Liberty City Stories did when the PSP exploit for the game was discovered.

The ball is back in your court PSP hackers.

Source:
GI.biz

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21 user comments

129.6.2007 15:06
WierdName
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LOL, yet another update to block hackers. I give it 3 days before theres another hack.

EDIT- P.S. YA, FIRST POST! Also, where did you guys get that PSP pic?

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229.6.2007 16:27
gogochar
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I swear they should ban the usage of a number before the word "post" from the internet.

329.6.2007 16:30
WierdName
Inactive

Originally posted by gogochar:
I swear they should ban the usage of a number before the word "post" from the internet.
What? Its a right of passage. It means your is the post that will be commented on first, either supportive or ridicule.

429.6.2007 17:00
gogochar
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First of all, work on "you" grammar. Second of all, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciG-Xs7mBwU

529.6.2007 17:45

fifth

629.6.2007 17:47
gogochar
Inactive

Originally posted by 916bullet:
fifth
And this is why I never post on here again. I can't stand people with an IQ of 20. And as soon as I hit the posting button, it hit me that you just signed up for another account to try to prove some juvenile point. Frowns abound.
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729.6.2007 18:01

guys, get back on topic, thanks.

829.6.2007 18:08
WierdName
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Yes, back on topic. This is just another feeble attempt on Sony's part to restrict our use of OUR console that WE paid for.

929.6.2007 18:09

tooo funny... a never ending battle with sony.

I am sure this will be hacked in a couple of days like all the other updates.

1029.6.2007 20:32
jinggoy
Inactive

Jeez, flame baits.

1129.6.2007 21:24
Ascrapper
Inactive

i agree with jimmy...it wont be long before they have another update for psp

1230.6.2007 0:44

theres not even any point trying to hack this is there? if all it is is sony trying to block hackers.
they didnt adda nything else to this update

1330.6.2007 2:49

Like everyone else say here its all a matter of time. The smart thing that Sony did was the fact that you can't downgrade after you upgrade. But in saying that there will be a glitch somewhere and it will be found soon enough.

1430.6.2007 7:35

has it ever occurred to any of the hackers that they should keep their found exploit secret so then sony will release exploitable firmware after exploitable firmware and then when the psp is discontiued the homebrew comunity has a known exploit so then all psp's can play homebrew in the end

1530.6.2007 8:27
BIGnewb
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well after much expirementing i got my friends 3.51 firmware hacked.i dont know if its legal to tell you what i did so i'll keep it to myself for now.will relese a tutorial.

1630.6.2007 9:25
porkroll
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So much negativity on this thread. Can't we all just sing a song.

1730.6.2007 10:45
WierdName
Inactive

Originally posted by porkroll:
So much negativity on this thread. Can't we all just sing a song.
Lets all sing "Sony's mom is a [bleep] in D minor"
*clears throat*
Weeeeeeeeeeeell, Sony's mom is a [bleep]
Shes a big fat [bleep]
Shes the biggest [bleep] in the whole wide world
If there ever was a [bleep]
So big of a [bleep]
Shes a big fat [bleep] to all the boys and girls

Monday shes a [bleep]
Tuesday shes a [bleep]
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday shes a [bleep]
Saturday shes a [bleep]
And Sunday just to mix it up shes a great big fat enormous [bleep]

EVERYBODY
Sony's mom....

EDIT- Ya, I probably butchered the song. I can't remember the words.
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1830.6.2007 11:29
vinny13
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Quote:
Originally posted by porkroll:
So much negativity on this thread. Can't we all just sing a song.
Lets all sing "Sony's mom is a [bleep] in D minor"
*clears throat*
Weeeeeeeeeeeell, Sony's mom is a [bleep]
Shes a big fat [bleep]
Shes the biggest [bleep] in the whole wide world
If there ever was a [bleep]
So big of a [bleep]
Shes a big fat [bleep] to all the boys and girls

Monday shes a [bleep]
Tuesday shes a [bleep]
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday shes a [bleep]
Saturday shes a [bleep]
And Sunday just to mix it up shes a great big fat enormous [bleep]

EVERYBODY
Sony's mom....

EDIT- Ya, I probably butchered the song. I can't remember the words.
One of the greatest South Park songs of all time lmao! You should add in the African part(no offence to anyone)!

Firmwares will always be exploited right? There's always a new threat to security and so on, so they are never perfect... Yay hackers :)
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1930.6.2007 12:53

what do you mean hackers. dont tell me that sombody has linked to the file and when sombody downloads it of the web they can hack into there computers and stuff.

i dont mind hosting the file as i have the file and i havnt been hacked

2030.6.2007 14:17

Let's get this straight...

PSP hacking doesn't involve hacking into anybody's PCs or taking over the world like that! The only concern at the $ony headquarters is that people might actually want to use the PSP for other purposes apart from playing software that is approved by them alone.

Yes I know about the copyright issues and and all that, but really, there are some excellent homebrew apps out there for the PSP and it makes an exciting change to see an up-and-coming programmer design an app or a game that's perhaps a little simpler than the million dollar games that the big producers churn out.

$ony will no doubt argue that the PSP was designed specifically for their games and that they originally sold the consoles at a loss to hopefully reap the rewards of the games sales afterwards. However, as already pointed out, these consoles once purchased, actually belong to the user (Even with all the intellectual property stuff) and not the manufacturer. Such an anti-competitive move will surely cause more resentment amongst users and is almost certain to encourage the aforementioned hackers to raise their game somewhat.

211.7.2007 3:58

you mean for like there own programmes and changing the whole thing!
i know alot about it

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