Playstation Vita exploit found – homebrew hack in the works
Owners of a Playstation Vita can start to become excited, hacker Yifan Lu has discovered an exploit which may make it possible to run homebrew software on the portable game device. Homebrew In this case means that (hobbyist) developers will now be able to write their own (unsigned) software for the device, or popular software packages can be ported to run on it.
For e.g. the Playstation PSP, a lot of homebrew software became available including an MSN client and many games made by hobbyists. It’s also possible to run these PSP homebrew software on the Vita already with software called Halfbyte Loader.
The exploit code for the Playstation Vita appeared on Github, but it’s still in its early days. It’s however promising, hacker Yifan Lu is experienced, he also cracked the security of the Amazon Kindle tablet. By placing the code on source code hosting website Github he hopes that others will also contribute to the code.
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