Andrew Huang wrote a book a few years back called Hacking The Xbox. He's an expert on the subject. He's such an expert, in fact, that federal prosecutors are trying to stop him testifying in a mod chip court case.
There's a reason Sony wants so badly to block jailbreak device's access: now that the code for the things is out there, people were using everything from mobile phones to calculators to get at their PlayStation 3s.
Well, that didn't take long. Sony has just pushed out a firmware update for the PlayStation 3, with users reporting that it "breaks" devices like the PSJailbreak.
Despite the fact that a 2005 Supreme Court ruling determined that video game console modchips were legal under Australian law, the nation's Federal Court has ruled that the new PS3 Jailbreak modchips are to be outlawed down under.
Sony Computer Entertainment America has filed suit in California against an online retailer, accusing them of a raft of charges including copyright violation.
The code powering the PS3's first modchip is now officially out there, meaning anyone with an internet connection and a USB microcontroller can get under their PS3's skin.
A hearing due to take place today to determine the ultimate fate of the new PS3 modchip in Australia has been postponed, Kotaku has learned.
The Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus asks that Canada, Russia, China, Mexico, and Spain please cut down on the software piracy. Thanks!
Wednesday, a UK judge threw out 26 charges against the self-styled "No. 1 name in console modifications," leaving MrModChips, as Neil Higgs is known, to freely do his business (from his parents' home.) More broadly, some are hailing the decision as effectively
legalizing legalising console modifications in Great…