Thursday, December 18, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
North Korea Linked To Recent Sony Hacking
Sony Global Education Established
CEA and Japan Audio Society to Jointly Promote Hi-Res Audio
Intel, IBM Follow Different Strategies On 14nm FinFET
Toshiba Announces 6TB Enterprise Capacity HDD Models
WebOS 2.0 Smart TV Platfom To Debut At CES
ICANN Targeted in Phishing Attack
BlackBerry Classic Makes Official Debut
Active Discussions
Windows xp
Will there be any trade in scheme for the coming PSP Go?
Hello, Glad to be Aboard!!!
Best optical drive for ripping CD's? My LG 4163B is mediocre.
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
 Home > News > Games > Symante...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, October 07, 2005
Symantec Identifies Trojan Targeting PSP


Security software experts identified a malicious program targeting Sony PSP systems that marks the first so-called Trojan found in video game devices, Symantec said on Thursday.

The trojan, named "Trojan.PSPBrick" by Symantec, masquerades as a download tool that promises to downgrade the firmware on Sony's portable gaming device. Instead however it deletes important system files, rendering the device unbootable.

The trojan is low risk because it doesn't spread to other devices.

Sony designed the PSP for games, to display photos, play music and browse the internet. However, developers have added numerous applications that for instance let the device display text files or have it play music streaming of the internet.

The latest model of the PSP ship with an upgraded 2.0 version of the firmware that blocks users from installing homebrew applications. But it didn't take long before developers discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the software that allowed them to install the previous 1.5 version of PSP's operating system. Sony Japan has recently released a new firmware v2.01 to solve the problem, although it is addressed to the Japanese version of the PSP, at least for now.


Previous
Next
Sparkle introduces GeForce 6500 (256MB) For Gamers        All News        Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 Available
XBox 360 Prototypes Stolen
    Games News      Nintendo DS Goes Wireless

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
End Of An Era For Sony's PSP
Sony Partners With More Game Developers to Expand Independent Game Portfolio for All PlayStation Platforms
U.K Court To Block Torrent Sites
Illegal P2P Music Downloads Dropped in 2012
RIAA Caught Downloading Torrents
Sony Launches UMD Passport Program
Panasonic to Reduce PDP TV Production
Sony To Offer SDK For Playstation Suite
Sony Reduces PlayStation Price
Sony Restores PlayStation Network Services And Music Unlimited Powered by Qriocity Services
Sony Confirms Another Online Security Breach, Releases New PSP and PS3 Packs
PSP System Software Update v6.39

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .