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Aussie court upholds ban on PSJailbreak dongle

Judge bans PS3 dongle hack permanently
By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming News | Posted: Sep 6, 2010 5:02 pm

Back in August, I reported that a new and easy way to hack your PS3 to play games and home brew software directly from the HDD had been released. The hack was software on a flash drive called PSJailbreak that you only had to plug into a USB port on the console. Sony took issue with the jailbreak and took the company behind the hack to court in Australia.




The judge in the case issued a temporary injunction against selling the PSJailbreak hack in Australia on August 27. The judge has now come back and made that injunction permanent baring the sale of the PSJailbreak dongle in Australia.


The bad news for Sony is that similar free software that does the same thing is now available online. The software that is offered free is called PSGroove and it was written to prevent users from playing pirated games. However, hackers hacked the PSGroove software to allow the play of pirated games already pwning Sony.



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