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PS4 has been hacked, now vulnerable to piracy

PS4 has been hacked, now vulnerable to piracy

PS4 has been hacked, now vunerable to piracy

PS4 has been hacked, now vulnerable to piracy

 

Piracy has always been a thorn in the entertainment industry's side. Movies, music and of course video games get pirated like they're cruise ships hugging the coast of Somalia. PC games have always been vulnerable to piracy, but even consoles fall victim to the buccaneers of modern society. Every time a new console hits the market, you know it's just a matter of time before someone hacks the poor thing, rendering the system defenseless against piracy. Well, the time has come again. Sony's latest gaming system, the PlayStation 4, has been hacked.

 PS4 has been hacked, now vunerable to piracy

 

A few weeks ago, rumors came up stating that a 'PS3 Modchip store' in Brazil claimed that they designed a device that could copy and run PS4 backup games. Yesterday the rumor has been confirmed by a trusted Brazilian site 'UOL Jogos'. They stated that they've verified the hack themselves on a test console. 

Electronic stores in Brazil will charge you between R$ 300 and R$ 400 (about £62.50 to £83) for copying 10 pirated games on your PS4. The journalists at UOL confirmed that the hack worked on their own console.

The hack works as follows: an NAND Dump of a normal console with a PS4 account with games on it is made, after which that Dump is re-written to the target console. Making a dump can be done with a normal Raspberry Pi. The target console will end up with two registered accounts, which is required for the games to work.

 

PS4 has been hacked, now vulnerable to piracy

 

This hack isn't considered as a PS4 Jailbreak, and this hack is of no interest to Homebrew enthusiasts. It can be assumed that Sony is going to look into ways to patch this new exploit. What do you think about this hack? Let us know.

 

Join the discussion on this PlayStation 4 exploit on the OC3D Forums.

 

A new method of copying pirated games to a PS4 has been created in Brazil. 10 pirated games will set you back between £...

Posted by OC3D on Thursday, 14 May 2015
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Most Recent Comments

15-05-2015, 01:46:48

NeverBackDown
Calling it a hack is a little misleading. It's more just taking what it already dumps out and using it for other means. That's not really a hack.Quote

15-05-2015, 04:28:06

AverageNinja
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Calling it a hack is a little misleading. It's more just taking what it already dumps out and using it for other means. That's not really a hack.
Yeah, looking back exploit would've been a better word I think.Quote

15-05-2015, 10:05:58

King of Old Old School
I'm not shocked bye this Quote

15-05-2015, 14:51:50

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by AverageNinja View Post
Yeah, looking back exploit would've been a better word I think.
Yeah I would agree! Either way.. it's pretty interesting they can still do this.Quote
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