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New PS3 firmware hacked within hours

That didn't last long, did it?

Hackers have already moved to crack open new PS3 firmware that's not even been out for a day.

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Sony released a new firmware update (version 3.56) last night that it said "adds a security patch" to the console - the firm's first move to shut out hackers since the PS3 protection software was completely circumvented earlier this month.

However, within hours of the new update's release, Wii hacker Youness Alaoui, also known as KaKaRoToKs, announced on Twitter that he'd successfully unpacked the firmware and published its signing keys, opening the door for new custom firmware to be created that would mimic the latest update and allow hacked PS3s to regain access to PSN.

On the plus side for Sony, it today won a court case against the man largely responsible for the PS3's security breach, George 'Geohot' Hotz, who was hit with a temporary restraining order preventing him from partaking in any PS3 hacking activities.

[ SOURCE: Edge Online ]

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