Hackers, like life, will find a way. Sony knows
that all too well thanks to the PSP, but so far the PlayStation 3 has stood strong in the face of legions of nerds trying to find a way to exploit it. A potentially major breakthrough may have been made, though, as well-known PS3 hacker StreetskaterFU
(we've no idea what he's going for with that name -- really) has managed to decrypt the beta
client for Sony's PlayStation Home service. Curious devs can now poke around in the files looking for a way to exploit the newish in-game XMB
functionality, potentially allowing homebrew apps and game backups without hard drive swapping
. There's no guarantee it will lead anywhere in the end, but you don't care either way, right? Our upstanding readership would never participate in such heinously illegal activities.