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September 5, 2010 // 9:22 am - Update: Many users including namdlo and nannou have pointed out the picture is dated, and have determined this scare to be more of a wake-up call than a true Sony PS3 ban wave over the PS JailBreak PS3 modchip.

As expected, with the release of the PSGroove open-source PS JailBreak PS3 exploit Sony is fighting back and now banning PS3 consoles, with the PSN ban wave error code being 8002A227.

Forum user StandardBus of Italian site (linked above) first reported this, and based on the PSJB Backup Manager ID apparently Sony is banning the OpenPSID or PS3 MAC address... meaning another PSN account won't do you any good.

Needless to say, PlayStation 3 consoles will soon be shipping with an updated PS3 Firmware revision to patch the exploit.

Below is the rough translation from StandardBus on the PS JailBreak PS3 console bans:

"Predictably, in the end it happened. Maybe some of you were already aware of it, but because of the holidays (and the lack of coverage for data traffic in the area where I was on vacation) I could not actively follow the scene as I usually do.

For anyone who had missed the news, Sony is left with its hands seeing copies of his JigKey distributed at an impressive speed to all major retailers of mod chips for consoles.

Some users who have rushed to buy the key in question and abuse them without getting too many problems on the legality of their actions, recently could not help but note that their console was excluded from the use of any online service offered by Sony.

This exclusion / limitation (in computer terms "BAN") is the inclusion of the NDP registered user nickname to a "blacklist" servers in this Sony.

Any attempt to access the console, Sony PlayStation Network using a nickname in this blacklist will be identified and monitored pending potential violations of the terms of use imposed by Sony itself.

But we are talking about... JigKey. Sony plans to block all online console those who make use of that key, just like Microsoft with the Xbox 360 some time ago.

We said that several users, after purchasing the key, received an unusual error code trying to access the game online. Viewing the code is 8002A227.

Analyzing the backup loader pkg PSJailbreak released by the team, you may notice that the ID program is LAUNE-12345.

The initiation of programs (with its ID) is recorded in a sort of log in the HDD of the PS3, and Sony is sent to the server for statistical analysis anything but anonymous when the console is connected to Internet (yes, they know who we are, what games we play, how we play and how often, but this is just the tip of the iceberg of data Aquisito on our behalf every day).

Wii also uses this system, but is more discreet in the aspect that the user is given opportunity to view the log in question.

Once you understand this simple mechanism, it is natural to understand how the servers can automatically identify the Sony console and PSN account of people using the key: once considered the log and found the ID-12345 LAUNE simply discover the IP connect the console to find the nickname of the user who has used it and proceed with the ban by adding a nickname to blacklist PSN.

And there's more: some users may forward the idea of changing the nickname to allow console access again the NDP, and partly as a solution may seem effective, but it seems that Sony has also thought of this possibility by request to the consoles connected to PSN their Mac address, uniquely identify the console without the possibility of error, and allowing the permanent ban console all online.

Remains to understand why the team PSJailbreak not activated to change promptly to their application ID, allowing Sony to go to the bank account to account, the console on the console.

Arise at this point spontaneous questions: This is the first demonstration that the team has the sole intention of selling as much as possible and then disappear leaving the customers?

The key upgradeable firmware has been described by many experts as a feature useless, really need to dupe more people can fool with the possibility of updates that do not ever exist?

We hope for those already effected the purchase of JigKey is not so. The seriousness of the team has been challenged on many forums, react to plug this big problem or let it go?"

Sony Suspends PS3 Consoles, PSN Ban Wave Error 8002A227

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#68 - thegameinformer - September 6, 2010 // 8:32 am
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one question asked earlier was never answered, but never the less was a very valid point.

Now if we play our games on our accounts that are connected to PSN, supposedly we get banned.

What if we create a NEW account on the ps3, WITHOUT a PSN account linked to it, WHILE offline, would we still be banned, even though the account is NOT connected to PSN, or the internet, ever?

#67 - hamada - September 6, 2010 // 6:54 am
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This was quite obvious... Time will tell if online play will ever be available.

#66 - GohanX - September 6, 2010 // 6:47 am
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Also, in addition to this, it took months/years for people to figure out how microsoft was detecting and banning consoles. Even then, people are only guessing how its done. It also took a lot of trial and error and many banned consoles. Don't expect things to come quickly, we've only had an exploit for a little over a week now.

#65 - Wonderkik - September 6, 2010 // 6:44 am
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We need more info! Right now, this whole thread is just theories...

We need to learn more about these logs, where they are, how and when they are sent, when do they wipe off if they ever wipe off, etc...

Until these "simple" things are known, we can't do much except speculate. Now that the beast is cracked, it should be easy enough for Devs to find it out.

As always, we are counting on you!

#64 - shollywood - September 6, 2010 // 4:02 am
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Even a 5 year old can spoof a MAC address easily...

#63 - zant - September 6, 2010 // 2:40 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Neo Cyrus View Post
Are you certain of that? Even if the log files are there they'd have to have a program which can accurately scan them for what they're looking for, fat chance that's going to happen.

No, I'm not certain. I'm just pointing out a possibility. I wouldn't risk the normal backuploader, but perhaps the one with the changed ID would be safer.

#62 - Pcsx2006 - September 6, 2010 // 2:03 am
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I don't think backup manager can be hidden for that long by any method bcz sony will detect it eventually, So i think cat & mouse game has just started same like xbox360.

#61 - Neo Cyrus - September 6, 2010 // 1:47 am
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Quote Originally Posted by zant View Post
log files will still be there. all they have to do is scan your PS3. we are not sure as to where these logs are actually stored. If on the hard drive, you could theoretically wipe your system with PS3 restore, THEN connect online.

Are you certain of that? Even if the log files are there they'd have to have a program which can accurately scan them for what they're looking for, fat chance that's going to happen.

#60 - BwE - September 6, 2010 // 12:28 am
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uh if you can change the mac address of a psp you can do it with the ps3 (by now)

#59 - d3adliner - September 5, 2010 // 11:37 pm
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Jes03 stated that the PS3 Slim has no internal memory - which is completely untrue. If that's the case, how are profiles, settings, and firmware updates saved?