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PSP's Red Death: Virus Masquerading as Firmware Downgrade
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game: PSP
posted by: Aaron Stanton
publisher: Sony
developer: Sony
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date posted: 06:52 PM Fri Oct 7th, 2005
last revision: 06:57 PM Fri Oct 7th, 2005


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Click to read.A fair warning to all you potential PSP hackers in the world; there's a virus for your PSP that's masquerading as a firmware downgrade. With the release of an actual firmware downgrader, it's easy to see why people might be tempted to download this little virus and install it in an attempt to run their PSPs back to a more flexible state. However, the virus - called PSPbrick - executes your PSP. By deleting key files, the Trojan destroys your PSP for all practical purposes. Since you can't undo the damage without a functioning PSP to hack, PSP owners are basically out of a system. Of course, since hacking your PSP voids the warranty, Sony has announced that they're washing their hands of the problem. Such is the risk of system hacking. For those of you without a hacked PSP, you needn't worry. The virus isn't capable of transferring between systems without the user actively installing it.

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