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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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#38 - mondoparalelo - September 5, 2010 // 6:58 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Osirisx View Post
an elementry school kid aged 5 could do a better job translating that Itlian it's awful. anyway ban hammer will come eventualy
this was setup just to get hits on that site I think.

if you do that wont the other hdd get erased wheny ou put it back in?

No. It would only happen if the HDD in question wasn't formatted by the very PS3 in which you're connecting it to. Each PS3 has it's own key for encrypting the HDD and that's why a console will format any HDD formatted by another PS3 or computer.
But if the HDD was encrypted by your PS3, the it would recognize the encryption and allow it to run normally, despite the fact that it was removed and then placed back.

So it seems it would actually be a first simple solution to the problem, assuming the logs are kept only on the HDD and that Sony doesn't make implementations to create new ways of preventing it, like storing the logs somewhere else or forcing the HDD to be formatted every time it gets disconnected from the console.

#37 - Luckluka - September 5, 2010 // 6:53 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by lohr View Post
If it's fake or not, bans based on this backup manager ID are most likely going to occur. The ID of the backup manager could possibly be changed to avoid this, that is until Sony downloads it, and figures the new one out. Now if all of this leads to homebrew, it's probably possible to create an application to spoof the mac address to avoid being banned.

You actually do think that sony STILL haven't downloaded the backupmanager ?

#36 - tremendazo - September 5, 2010 // 6:50 pm
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Thats exaclty what im planning on doing. I am currently waiting on my new ps3 hd to get here. In the meanwhile what i am doing is keeping all of the backups in an external HD, whenever I want to play online, i just delete the backup manager and unplug the external Hd and Psgroove.

#35 - GrandpaHomer - September 5, 2010 // 6:48 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by apples7 View Post
i'm using my phone internet for my ps3 so can they still track me from my phone ip address.

Sony don't care about IP - all it needs is your PSN ID(s) and Consle ID - you'll get banned independent of WHERE are you connecting from.

#34 - Pretikewl - September 5, 2010 // 6:44 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by d3adliner View Post
How accurate is that? If all of the log data is on the HDD, then why not simply swap with a "clean" HDD before going online?

That's exactly the type of question I posted in another section of the forums.

I think the real question about using this method would be, is the log kept solely on the hdd? If so, then you should be able to swap hdd's to stay undetectable by Sony.

Any devs out there can confirm this?

#33 - Greazy - September 5, 2010 // 6:42 pm
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that looks so fake lol. but its inevitable about the bann hammer sony will hit people hard. I would be suprised if sony just sat and watched and does nothing about it but I highly doubt that. but also what if there is a way to get otheros back with this than could the user argue the point that sony took something away that was bought from the start and you used it to re enable the feature and only made backup copies of games you really owned. thats what I plan to do is only make backups of games I own so 1 I dont have to keep changing disc's and 2 that the original stays in mint condition!

#32 - lordjone - September 5, 2010 // 6:40 pm
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Now or soon it doesn't matter when, this will probably happen.
So it's not important if sony check the app id or MAC because them are
spoofable; the problem resides in the sent log or whatever it is, so we
must find out what our ps3 send to sony and force it to send fake data.
Now my question is...isn't this a violation of our privacy?

#31 - sammy3417 - September 5, 2010 // 6:37 pm
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I am going to jailbreak my PS3 as I am pissed with Sony for taking otherOS out! I don't care about palying games online! I think Sony should have taken these facts into account when they removed a feature that I did use! They pushed it this way Oh and I think the jailbreak team will just release this exploit on the net now anyway! If they can't have then why should Sony?

#30 - mcelvin112 - September 5, 2010 // 6:33 pm
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is this only psn account or your whole ps3 is doomed?

#29 - Osirisx - September 5, 2010 // 6:17 pm
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an elementry school kid aged 5 could do a better job translating that Itlian it's awful. anyway ban hammer will come eventualy
this was setup just to get hits on that site I think.
Quote Originally Posted by d3adliner View Post
How accurate is that? If all of the log data is on the HDD, then why not simply swap with a "clean" HDD before going online?

if you do that wont the other hdd get erased wheny ou put it back in?