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PlayStation 3 [PS3] Firmware 3.56 Hacked & Jailbroken Just Hours After Release

According to Engadget Sony’s latest PS3 firmware v3.56 has been hacked in just 24 hours after its release. The firmware 3.56 was specially released to fix the exploit used in the 3.55 jailbreak solution by GeoHot. The latest firmware has been hacked by KakaRoToKS. So wait for the custom firmware for 3.56 and its jailbreak.

The developer has posted on his Twitter account a message which only developers can understand:

pup from ps3utils and puppack/pupunpack from ps3tools in github.com/kakaroto can now pack/unpack 3.56 correctly.

This seemingly futile game between Sony and the hacking community gained momentum throughout the last half of 2010, after the corporation removed the “Other OS” functionality from all PS3 consoles in April. By mid-August, a USB hack had been created to run homebrew applications on the console, but Sony fought back. Since then, several new firmware “security patches” were released, only to be subsequently hacked.

Though this latest firmware update proved to be useless, Sony may have another trick up their sleeve to discourage unauthorized use of the PS3.

Time will tell if Sony has any other brilliant ideas that will address and solve their security woes, but today the hackers have won another small victory against The Man.

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