PS3 firmware updated and restraining order placed on Geohot

first_imgSony have released a new firmware update (3.56) for the PS3 in an attempt to counterbalance Geohots hack which saw the individual and his team sued by Sony recently over several legalities, one of which was piracy caused by the exploit.However Sony have not confirmed that the update is designed explicitly to stop jailbreaking, but its recent restraining order against Geohot (aka George Hotz) was a minor victory for the corporate (or was it?, keep reading).A San Francisco court granted Sony a temporary restraining order which bans Hotz from offering to the public, creating, posting on-line, marketing, advertising, promoting, installing, distributing, providing, or otherwise trafficking any info or software that is related to circumventing the PS3’s security.Yet if Sony thought it had won the battle the company were mistaken as all this has done is made a martyr of Geohot. Already we have read reports that the 3.56 update has been hacked by a Wii hacker called Youness Alaoui, (aka KaKaRoToKs). Apparently he stated on Twitter the he has been able to unpack the firmware and publish its signing keys, thus allowing for custom firmwares to be created that would mimic the official update and allow hacked PS3s access to the PSN network.With this news Sony’s only hope to combat ongoing piracy is to deploy serial keys with PS3 games, but would this still be enough to deter all but the most determined hackers?Read more at CrunchGearlast_img read more

Air Niugini commends staff for excellent airport handling

first_imgAir Niugini’s management congratulated all staff involved in the busy Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) airport operations at Port Moresby’s Jackson’s International airport over the past week.A lunch was organised Monday in appreciation of the effort of all staff involved; Airline Operations, Aircraft Engineering, Aviation Security, Inflight Services, Ground Service Equipment, Operations Control and Air Niugini Cargo.Air Niugini’s representative on APEC and general manager, Corporate Services Marco McConnell on behalf of the airline’s board and management thanked all for a job well done.He said: “It was a massive undertaking beyond our normal scope of airport handling due to the bigger aircraft sizes, much increased number of aircraft movements and the sensitivity and importance of many of the customers, however our team performed extremely well.“We had to ensure strict protocols and precise coordination for the entire arrival and departure period, including the red carpet stairs, VVIP Arrival & Departure processes, which had to be executed safely with absolute precision timing.“The aircraft departure coordination and sequence of all ground handling activities were strictly adhered to, in order to ensure all aircraft were fully serviced and handled in time.“We had passengers and crew from certain airlines coming back to acknowledge us. Thank you for a job well done, you did both Air Niugini and Papua New Guinea proud.”Air Niugini also acknowledged the Aviation Sector Working Group Lead – National Airports Corporation (NAC) and all the other organisations that assisted with the overall airport coordination during APEC.More than 100 foreign aircraft movements, carrying up to 10,000 passengers and hundreds of tonnes of cargo, were handled in Port Moresby since last week for APEC.The post Air Niugini commends staff for excellent airport handling appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more