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177w ago - Following up on his previous update, today PlayStation Vita hacker SKFU reports that he may have uncovered a PS Vita encryption flaw.

To quote from his page: Since I finally have access to a retail PS VITA, today I started with some basic tests.

After a complete freeze of the system within the first 5 minutes after unboxing (*always happens to new consoles 4 me rofl*), I went on and noticed that there is a problem with the VITA's encryption functions and was able to decrypt some test files directly via the system.

I will post updates as soon as I have news

- SKFU


Sony PlayStation Vita Encryption Flaw Uncovered by Hacker SKFU?

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#32 - DemonoidMaster - 177w ago
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The one thing i'd love to be able to do is read MKV's (with soft encoded subs -eg. horriblesubs, etc etc-) and WAV files (or MP3 at 320kbps and/or over)

make this possible devs plx!!!

#31 - cfwprophet - 177w ago
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Yea it's stupid to post everything to same time you've found. Looks like "look what i can i'm such great". I don't mean skfu especially. I mean every one posting such things and give them a chance to patch with next update before something good can be done with it. This happens also in past for the ps3. But skfu made a few things for the ps3 which he self claimed potential to get into the system and for what i know it wasn't him who has finally made the doors open.

#30 - GrandpaHomer - 177w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by EiKii View Post
After a complete freeze of the system within the first 5 minutes after unboxing (*always happens to new consoles 4 me rofl*), I went on and noticed that there is a problem with the VITA's encryption functions and was able to decrypt some test files directly via the system.

I assume this is with fw 1.00 - those are known for fast freezing - also not that much patched yet as 1.50 / 1.51 FWs ... so it might be that flaw is already gone by now.

#29 - HeyManHRU - 177w ago
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Yeah, they probably spent more time on making a new memory card for the Vita rather than ensuring that their system is secure.

#28 - cfwprophet - 177w ago
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Ah yes soooo sweet. If they would have spend the same time on the real security they have spend for locking users out or to spy on them this wouldn't be happen. That's one of the things i mean. Spending time to force us and spy on us but impotently to deliver a system that is nearly really good produced and have just a few unimportant flaws.

#27 - moja - 179w ago
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Man, you're on it SKFU. Perhaps there will be v5 by the time I get a Vita in my hands.

#26 - longhornx - 179w ago
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there's a way to decrypt psv pkg's?

#25 - PS4 News - 179w ago
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Following up on his previous releases, today PlayStation Vita developer SKFU has updated his PS Vita Firmware xTractor homebrew application to version 2.01 and included a Linux build.

Download: PS Vita Firmware xTractor Homebrew App v2.01 (Windows) / PS Vita Firmware xTractor Homebrew App v2.01 (Linux)

To quote: PS VITA Firmware xTractor 2.01

Linux version compiled and attached below.

I just updated the PS VITA FW xTractor, changelog is attached below.

The 2.00 version had a problem setting the filenames correctly as the 1.0+ updates have different files than the older ones. Anyway, enjoy...

  • Filename fix
  • Download FW added
  • Minor stuff


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#24 - Foo - 182w ago
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Manz listened Now for a firmware...

#23 - PS4 News - 182w ago
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For those following, here is a PS Vita Firmware xTractor version 2.00 update by SKFU as well: streetskaterfu.blogspot.com/2011/11/ps-vita-firmware-xtractor-200.html

Download: PS Vita Firmware xTractor 2.00

From his page, to quote: And here we go with version 2.00: As the last version was hardcoded for a specific firmware, this new version supports any PS VITA firmware file.

As well graphic bugs which appeared for some users should been fixed now. As a little extra I implemented an information tab, which shows various info about the loaded firmware.

Information about the single files will be added in the next release, to be honest I was to lazy to implement it for now

In the next days I will compile it for Linux and MAC, so anyone can use it.

Thanks for the support I got, to everyone who deserves it.