Hackers leave PS3 security in tatters

PlayStation 3's internal security scheme is a shambles, with all of its major anti-piracy features failing abysmally. The system is so vulnerable that hackers now have the exact same privileges as Sony in deciding what code can run on the console.

So says the self-styled "Fail0verflow" team, hackers with a successful track record in opening up closed devices such as the Nintendo Wii for running homebrew code and – of course – perennial favourite, Linux. Yes, despite the removal of OtherOS, Linux is coming back to PS3.

"There is absolutely no doubt in our mind that the PS3 lasted as much as it did due to OtherOS. The security really is terribly broken," the team posted on their Twitter page.

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