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Sony Thinks It Can Stop PS3 Hacks

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Over the past week, the PlayStation 3's copy protection has been blown wide open, the very heart of the console laid bare. Yet Sony believes it can prevent homebrewers (and, let's face it, pirates) from taking advantage.

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"We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it," a Sony representative tells Edge. "We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details."

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That's strange, because everything that's been discussed to this point suggests that because the console's "root key" has been cracked, there is no quick fix. The key is at the very core of the PS3, well past any area that a simple firmware update should be able to address, and conjecture suggests only future hardware revisions (or some very fancy programming) would be able to address the issue.

Sony Responds To PS3 Hacks [Edge]

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PossibleCabbage

Well, what are they going to say? "You guys got us, we're boned... just don't buy a PS3 until we can revise the hardware, okay?"