On Monday, Sony issued an update for the PlayStation 3, which the company touted as one that added “additional security features”. Sony has also said that it plans new updates to Google’s YouTube service in its browser.
The update is number 3.42, and it is a patch that makes it nearly impossible to jailbreak the game console. This means that Sony has obviously made a move to disband all the hackers that have been jailbreaking new PS3 consoles, but it is a sure bet that those hackers are working around the clock to figure out a way around the new patch.
Even though Sony wouldn’t confirm whether the v3.42 update disables the functionality of the PS Jailbreak, visitors to the PlayStation blog’s message boards were quick to make the connection. “I think we all know what this update is really for,” one wrote.
Wrote another: “Oh, come now. At least be honest about the update. We all know it’s the first of an expected hundred-plus firmware updates to block the Jailbreak. Now you’ll be doing these every day like with the PSP instead of actually taking the time to give us updates we actually need or working on making the system/service better.”
Sony is also reminding people that if they play games on a hacked console, there is a risk that they will be banned from the PlayStation Network.