It seems that there were whispers going around that the Sony PlayStation 3 has been on the receiving end of another hacking attempt – which comes in the form of a successor to the original PSJailbreak, known as “JB2″. Just like the original hack, JB2 more or less comes in the form of a USB dongle that will need to be plugged in directly into the PS3, compromising the system upon its power-up. Videos that have been circulating online seem to show an extended boot -up period right before the XMB makes its appearance, showing off a bunch of options that can be accessed only on developer consoles so that unsigned code can be installed.
This apparent hack is rather different from previous Jailbreaks as newer titles cannot run from the hard drive directly, but burned Blu-ray discs will need to be used instead since the PS3 recognizes those as legitimate pressed games. All older titles that pre-date the 3.60 update are allegedly compatible from the hard drive.
Sources claim that this particular dongle has launched in Indonesia prior to a global rollout, but we would still need further confirmation that the JB2 is the real McCoy before commenting further.RELATED
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