9/30/2005

Sony Cracks Down On PSP Hacks

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 7:44 am

Sony is engaged in a tug-of-war with hackers who keep cracking its PlayStation Portable software to unlock the device and run their own applications on it.

The company is preparing another update to the PSP firmware to fix a recently disclosed bug that lets hackers downgrade the PSP system software and run their own, so-called homebrew code on the device, a Sony representative said Thursday.

“It is not…what the device was designed for,” said Patrick Seybold, a spokesman for Sony Computer Entertainment America. “We plan to deal with this issue with the next system update.” He declined to say when that update would be ready.

 

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