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Medal of Honor combats PSJailbreak

Newer PS3 games reportedly not susceptible to the hack in its current form

Sony has reportedly nullified the threat of PSJailbreak in its current form by locking new PS3 game code to the console's 3.42 firmware.

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While recent releases like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Enslaved are still vulnerable to the USB-based hack, Digital Foundry suggests new PS3 games - beginning with this week's Medal of Honor - are not.

The site reports that the recent PS3 firmware release 'appears to include an all-new decryption key not present in earlier versions'.

It adds: 'Medal of Honor and all titles going forward are encrypted with the new key, meaning that the Jailbreak in its current form has been effectively nullified: the existing firmware it's based on simply can't read the code.'

It's good news for Sony ahead of major holiday season releases like Gran Turismo 5 and Call of Duty: Black Ops, although we wouldn't bet against the hackers fighting back in the near future. They're nothing if not persistent.

[ SOURCE: Digital Foundry ]

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