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174w ago - Following up on the PS Vita 1.50 Firmware announcement comes news this weekend from PlayStation Vita hacker SKFU who has confirmed the PS Vita PKG AES Key has changed.

To quote from his blog: I just got my tried to unpack the Twitter application for PS VITA and sadly I have to say that the AES key for PKG encryption and decryption changed.

The PKG's I used for my testings were pretty old and the key update was expected. Nevertheless it's a bit disappointing but a new nice challange

The PS3 can decrypt the new packages on firmware 4.00 which contains the new PS VITA PKG AES key for the PS3 <--> PS VITA content exchange feature. This means we can decrypt and get the content of the PS VITA PKG files via a 4.00 PS3. Sadly there's no solution to re-encrypt it again, yet.

Let the games begin! (again...)

- SKFU


PS Vita Hacker SKFU Confirms PlayStation Vita PKG AES Key Changed

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#151 - Prince Valiant - 169w ago
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I'm getting one as early as I can to get a low firmware model, provided it isn't too high.

#150 - Neo Cyrus - 169w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by ModderFokker View Post
I hope a couple of exploits are kept secret until we actually can buy the damn thing.

(Not talking about import ....)

Meh, it's going to be a game of cat and mouse as usual. They're going to constantly tighten their draconian grip around the throats of their customers while more exploits to free the hardware keep getting released, an endless cycle like always.

As I said before I'm not even considering buying one until it's cracked wide open and until there are Micro SD to whatever-it's-proprietary-nonsense-is-called adapters. There will be for sure, just as there were 2 Micro SD to Pro Duo adapters.

#149 - moja - 169w ago
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I wouldn't be surprised if the US launch saw an even later firmware (1.6?). Hopefully the scene for Vita stays motivated and finds some reliable homebrew.

#148 - Prince Valiant - 169w ago
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Indeed, at least he didn't reveal them specifically. I hope the launch firmware isn't very high for the US.

#147 - ModderFokker - 169w ago
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I hope a couple of exploits are kept secret until we actually can buy the damn thing.

(Not talking about import ....)

#146 - PS4 News - 169w ago
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Since reporting on his last flaw uncovered, PlayStation Vita hacker SKFU has found a few new vulnerabilities in Sony's PS Vita handheld gaming system.

To quote via wololo: Few hours ago, developer SKFU (known for his work on the PS3, but also recently for some investigations on the Vita security) posted a screenshot of his Vita showing some HTML in what is supposed to usually show official messages from Sony’s updates or packages.

Knowing SKFU's passion for everything network-related, I'm assuming he's doing some tests using some local DNS changes... or maybe he managed to put some of his own files in an official package? That would be exciting.

In previous tweets this week, he mentioned he found 2 potentially usable vulnerabilities on the Vita

VITA is back to life, since last tweet found 2 new possibile vulnerabilities. If it runs good, news in blog this evening!

That was, however, 2 days ago, and his blog wasn’t updated since then, so I’m assuming he ran into a few issues. (the “back to life” comment refers to the official 1.52 firmware which bricked his Vita…or appeared to do so... which turned out to be that the battery had to charge for almost 24 hours before the Vita accepting to turn on, for some reason)

Obviously lots of this experimentation will probably not lead to anything, but for now, every bit on info on the internals of the Vita is interesting. Let’s keep digging

Also from SKFU (linked above) is an update on the recent PlayStation Vita 1.52 Firmware status below, as follows:

Ok guys we tested the possibilities on firmware 1.52 for a few days now. What I can confirm is the following:

  • Tech4's exploit still works
  • Wololo's HBL still works
  • Everything I research atm didn't change from 1.50 to 1.52

If that is fine for you, there's no reason not to update. Anyways, I have to mention that this can change without a firmware upgrade!

If you are online with your PS VITA, it can download and install silent updates for any application which runs in usermode and has nothing to do with system critical modules.

The good is, those updates are removed once the system is restored to the current firmware, so it would not be a major problem to remove a fix.

- SKFU

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#145 - GrandpaHomer - 170w ago
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I announced this update a week or 2 weeks ago (don't remember)


Wasn't it actually 1.51 as it was released around that time?

#144 - Nabnab - 170w ago
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Sony will keep everything secret about the security things or other stuff that the people don't need to know

#143 - PSPSwampy - 170w ago
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You missed out the standard (usually missing from sony release notes too) security hole patch.


#142 - Nabnab - 170w ago
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I announced this update a week or 2 weeks ago (don't remember)

Just to give some information about it.

1.52 PS VITA

  • Fix bug issues
  • Fix encryption backup
  • Update internal CMA (add security system and transfer files)
  • Update MIPS Variant (supposed to be emu PSP)
  • Add new entry/plugin for the remote play (bigger update later about it)

 











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