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Sony Fails to Stop PlayStation Vita Hackers

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Posted on April 20, 2012 AT 07:05am

THE BUZZ: Sony is fighting a losing battle against PlayStation Vita hackers, after another attempt to block them has apparently failed.

The platform holder reacted quickly to several back door hacks that appeared on the handheld using MotorStorm Arctic Edge and Hot Shots Tennis, by removing them from the PlayStation Store. They also released patch 1.67 for the system to remove these exploits.

However, hackers claim to have already cracked the 1.67 firmware, and are loading homebrew on to the handheld via an unnamed PSP game.

EGM’s TAKE: The hackers are playing things a little safer and smarter this time around by not mentioning the name of the PSP game used. This is going to make things double hard for Sony, not only do they have to find a way to stop this latest exploit, but they also have to locate the game in question. Hackers will always be one step ahead, however Sony has a good track record with stopping them when it comes to pirated software, especially on the PlayStation 3.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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