Posted By: wraggster
Brakken posted on his Tehskeen Website about the harm to the PSP Scene that the recent souce leaks have done and the fact that Sony of all people have the source to the Custom Firmwares.,
Heres the news article in full from Brakken, post your comments after reading it:
Why is it not a good idea to screw with a group of Russian Hackers? Well, for one everyone including Eskimos receiving their Internet connection from Wifi routers mounted to polar bears will find out who you are and where you live. Another reason is the fact that stealing and releasing source code for a custom firmware that Sony doesn't want running on their hardware only helps them deterrent future releases.
Sure, there was a lot of speculation that the release wouldn't assist Sony in preventing the release of future versions, but this was only speculation and was and now is proven wrong. With the code in Sony's hands they have an arsenal to combat current and future firmwares. Look at it from this perspective - Sony has all of the information they need to combat this situation as they have the code, but Team M33 and others do not have Sony's own firmware code.
Sure, Sony could use skilled professionals to break down the custom firmwares from scratch, but now they do not need to spend a lot of money and resources in reverse engineering anything and have a heads up on PSP hackers. Unlike Sony, Team M33 and others have no way to know how their firmwares are going to be attacked - Sony could fill their original firmware with so many trap doors it could take weeks, if not months for various teams to get past them which will take valuable time away from improving their own firmwares.
I'm writing this article in response to a press release Team M33 published on their website that brings up some of these points and more.
"This intrusion into one of the basis of the actual PSP Scene, has just made harm to the entire world of the PSP Scene. Therefore, Sony saw this and made some interesting changes in some modules (mainly loadcore), plus the change of some nids that are used to the development of M33 Custom Firmware."
As stated, you can clearly see that the people who think the leak of the custom firmware was a good thing for the "scene" are not only moronic, but have little to no clue of what it takes to develop a firmware. The speculation was wrong. With the firmware source code in Sony's hands it's going the Sony PSP scene is suffering.
"This changes won't probably last too long and won't be an important problem, but it's just, as we have just said, another resultant of trying to be someone on this world by stealing and leaking instead of studying."
Of course, they are speaking of Mr. Serafin and the websites Maxconsole and PS3NEWS who assisted in the leak. Too bad the people who were involved in the leak trusted Maxconsole as a trustworthy place to conduct their business at.
"... result is this delay on the development of the new versions."
Again, there is proof Team M33 won't be releasing any new firmware versions any time soon due to the leak.
So in the end this turn of events goes to solidify my point that these so called "scene" sites are not helping developments, but are only feeding off of talented developers work to promote their money hungry agendas.
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