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Everybody’s Tennis pulled from PS Store due to potentially “dangerous” piracy exploit

Tuesday, 27th March 2012 07:50 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sony has pulled Everybody’s Tennis on sale from the PS Store over fears it could be exploited to play pirated content on PlayStation Vita.

This follows a similar thing with Motorstorm Arctic, which was pulled around the time of the Vita launch last month.

Using a exploit similar to Arctic, where it would have used the Vita homebrew loader, according to according to wololo, “using this vulnerability could allow people to run software that would be extremely dangerous for your business, such as 20 year-old 8 bit games and 154 different versions of pong.”

That open gap would have likely opened up the possibility of pirated games for PSP or Vita.

Via TSA.

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2 Comments

  1. diego-rbb-93

    Cullen, I would like you to correct your notice. It´s a completely big mistake.

    VHBL Software doesn´t allow in any way the use of pirated backups and Wololo has said it a million times, and Sony keeps pulling the games just for fear. Actually this software can´t open any gap beyond loading simple homebrew beacuse of Software Access to the System (which is minimal, as it doesn´t access the PSP Kernel Emulator), others have been trying to load backups using it [HBL] for the last 2 years in PSP, and they weren´t even allowed to run Minis.

    Nobody is hacking/cracking the Vita. Just their PSP Emulator. There´s no way actually to crack PS Vita security using that way, it´s not posible, Sony made sure to not allow hacking using that way.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Goffee

    #1 technically correct, but one crack in a system, used with another one often leads to a method of gaining wider access.

    Crackers are getting better at using multi-vector attacks and Sony wants to prevent that by stomping on the known attacks – so that when a new one shows up (and someone will find one eventually), they can’t be combined.

    #2 3 years ago

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