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Sony Starts Banning Jail Broken PS3; Firmware 3.60 Coming Soon

Written on January 17, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Sony's finding out if you've been naughty or nice as they begin banning jail broken accounts and consoles from the PSN.

A recorded customer inquiry over at the Sony Playstation Australia uploaded in Youtube revealed that Sony will be banning jail broken accounts and PlayStation 3 consoles permanently unless they restore the system. Sony will also be releasing Firmware 3.60 to further fend off hackers from infiltrating the console.

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Sony Files Temporary Restraining Order Against PlayStation 3 Jailbreakers Geohot and fail0verflow

Written on January 12, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Jailbreakers are finally cracking the PlayStation 3 wide open. But looks like Sony's not going down without a fight.

Sony has had enough of jailbreakers (again) for the PlayStation 3, and now they’re exerting all their efforts in filing a temporary restraining order against the hackers to stop the piracy of the said console. In an earlier report, sources say that George “Geohot” Hotz, hacking group fail0verflow (Hector Cantero, Sven Peter, “Bushing,” and “Segher”, along with other regular people attempting to hack the PS3 will be sued for their actions against the gaming giant. Should the legal action push through, the hackers will be facing violations ranging from the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and several more copyright infringements. However, recent reports state that Sony is only filing a temporary restraining order that will remove the jailbreak out of the internet and probably a confiscation of computers and any related media.

Sony has been pretty impressive in protecting the PlayStation 3 against piracy. However, recent legal actions seem to be a sign that the company is slowly losing to the jailbreakers.

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Jail Breaking News: FaceTime on iPhone 3Gs

Written on November 10, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Good News! Jail breakers finally discovered how to use FaceTime on iPhone 3GS. Itching to try it on your own? Jump to the video now.

Jail breaking the iPhone is one of the easiest ways to discover new things. Now, there is another discovery made through jailbreak, FaceTime on 3GS. Your old iPhones can now be capable of the FaceTime feature. Since there is no front facing camera on 3GS, the effect on chat and face recognition is a little bit underrated but nevertheless, FaceTime is still possible.

How to do it? Watch the video after the skip and learn the process.

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Now Available: iOS PDF Flaw Patch

Written on August 12, 2010 by Adam Eve

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After jailbreaking an iOS device was announced as legal, Apple created a patch for the flaw. User of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad can now work on their devices without breaking their warranty.

Apple has released the security updates for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad today. The update address the flaw in PDF handling and I/O that have been recently exploited to create a web-based jailbreak for Apple’s portable devices. iOS 4.0.2 for iPod touch and iPhone and 3.2.2 for iPad is now available via iTunes.

The web-based jailbreak is dependent on two vulnerabilities in order to work. An open source from FreeType Library is used by iOS’s PDF rendering engine, that can result in and overflow of stack buffer whenever it handles a CFF data. The flaw can be exploited to execute an arbitrary code with the help of an especially designed PDF. Once the overflow occurs, and integer counterpart flaw in IOSurface could be misused to elevate privileges from the user to the root. With heightened freedom, a code from jailbreakme.com removes the security features that prevent other apps in running on any iOS-based devices.

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