Crucial security information of Sony's PlayStation 3 has been leaked
online, making it easier for users to play pirated games on the
Although unlocking games consoles is a common way for users to open
up the system and play not original games, such efforts have been
quickly thwarted by Sony via new firmware releases for the PS3.
However, this time the hack could be more serious, as hackers have
published online the so-called LVO decryption keys, which are used
by PS3 in order to decrypt any firmware update. Knowing the
LVO key means that any system update released by Sony could be
decrypted with little effort.
An official statement from Sony is due shortly.