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December 29, 2011 // 8:04 pm - 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


Sony PlayStation Vita Encryption Flaw Uncovered by Hacker SKFU?

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#12 - mod632 - November 20, 2011 // 12:39 pm
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Holy crap.. this is amazing

its not even out and yet we see first step to hack VITA firmware

#11 - master32820 - November 20, 2011 // 11:52 am
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if they hack psvita then it will be a must buy

#10 - Bartholomy - November 20, 2011 // 9:32 am
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Lol, me too. What's sure is our posts , if happens: FAIL , AGAIN! I truly hope an hack will come as soon as possible on PSVITA, and price dropped dastrically because their console is gone on day 1, i will buy one finally

Looking forward for some Multiupload links of PSVITA isos and exploits

#9 - NTA - November 20, 2011 // 9:18 am
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I wonder what Sony will say about that if that happens

#8 - Bartholomy - November 20, 2011 // 9:02 am
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YAY I hope this one will be the first step of an hacked PSVITA on day 1

#7 - PS4 News - November 20, 2011 // 8:56 am
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My guess is it may be based on PS Vita (official) developer tools, according to guys on IRC SKFU has had some PS Vita connections for awhile now.

Another update to version 1.01:

Here a little update for the PS VITA FW xTractor:

Because of some requests I compiled a linux version. The download is available below.

As well I added a simple check for the input file validation. On linux I didnt bother to fix graphical issues, yet.

Version updated to 1.01.

Download 1.01 WIN:
Download 1.01 LNX:



#6 - elser1 - November 20, 2011 // 8:30 am
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i didn't know the vita was avail yet..

#5 - Foo - November 20, 2011 // 8:00 am
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Ok, so this will extract 30 files regardless of what you input. It will also extract the Binary of ANY file you put into it, and it lets you input any file. This is what it will look like:

This can be used for other things too.

This is seems to have little something to it that doesn't give me a good feeling though... but it's a good step.

#4 - Foo - November 20, 2011 // 7:31 am
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WTF? This hasn't even been released...

#3 - NTA - November 20, 2011 // 7:00 am
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I should snag a PS Vita while the firmware is still early lol...