Well like the last big CFW, this new one has gone mainstream, what i mean by that is sites like Eurogamer and Games Industry, though you would think that these big popular sites would research their stories properly, these guys get paid for their so called writing, i will quote some of the phrases that these idiots have written:
We’ve been here before of course. Over two years ago, the first piracy-enabling firmware and USB dongle combo – PSJailbreak was released, which exploited a weakness in the PS3′s USB protocols, allowing for the system software to be patched in order to run copied software running from hard disk. This was followed up some time later by the release of tools from hacker group fail0verflow, which allowed users to encrypt files for the system in the same way that Sony does, allowing for a new wave of piracy. Geohot’s public release of the “metldr” root key also added to the challenges facing Sony, resulting in a messy legal battle.
Now whilst the part in red is partially right, they focus on the bad and they state that what fail0verflow did was for piracy, they fail to state that what fail0verflow did was bring back OtherOS, they fail to point out tat all fail0verflow cared about was to return OtherOS, they ignorantly focus on piracy, which is wrong.
Despite the effectiveness of firmware 3.60, PS3 has still had to contend with piracy issues, notably the JB2/TrueBlue dongle, but this hack still locked consoles to 3.55 and stopped compromised consoles gaining access to PSN – until recently at least, where the “passphrase” security protocol protecting PSN was leaked, giving hacked consoles full access to the service.
The release of the new custom firmware – and the LV0 decryption keys in particular – poses serious issues. While Sony will almost certainly change the PSN passphrase once again in the upcoming 4.30 update, the reveal of the LV0 key basically means that any system update released by Sony going forward can be decrypted with little or no effort whatsoever. Options Sony has in battling this leak are limited – every PS3 out there needs to be able to decrypt any firmware download package in order for the console to be updated (a 2006 launch PS3 can still update directly to the latest software). The release of the LV0 key allows for that to be achieved on PC, with the CoreOS and XMB files then re-encrypted using the existing 3.55 keys in order to be run on hacked consoles.
The part in red, is a yet ANOTHER bit of ignorance, they basically say that this new hack allows access to PSN and that we never had access to it before then, how unprofessional is that, seriously for someone to be paid to write an article, they should at least research the f*cking item they are talking about properly…
So just how did LV0 come to be released at all? The original hackers who first found the master key – calling themselves “The Three Tuskateers” – apparently sat on its discovery for some time. However, the information leaked and ended up being the means by which a new Chinese hacking outfit – dubbed “BlueDiskCFW” planned to charge for and release new custom firmware updates. To stop these people profiteering from their work, the “Muskateers” released the LV0 key and within 24 hours, a free CFW update was released.
Now the above marked in red is me nit picking, but these motherf*ckers get money to write, when it clearly states “The Three Musketeers” in a pastie, then that is what you f*cking write, the above junk was written by Eurogamer and Games Industry another big professional site took Eurogamer word for word, instead of doing their own damn research, her is the same kind of junk from VG2/47.
Now i rarely make front page rant pieces, but i hate it when people sh*t on the Ps3 scene, if you are a developer or involved some way in the scene, then you can say what the hell you want about it, but if you are some professional idiot that hasn’t a clue what the hell you are talking about, then shut the f*ck up until you actually learn what you are talking about.
Sorry for the rant