There’s been some kind of fever in the past weeks, with lots of people looking for exploits, sometimes finding them, sometimes claiming they found one when it wasn’t true… I’ve personally confirmed 5 game exploits over the past 2 weeks (none of them found by me, but I won’t name their authors since all they would get with that is noobspam).
I was planning to give a list of all the “exploits” of the past weeks, tell you which ones are fakes, which ones are real…but the truth is…the confusion is probably better for the time being. There’s definite proof that Sony is closely monitoring underground websites for these exploits. Actually, one of the 5 exploits I tested last week has probably been made useless because of that.
Anyways, what happens if you find and release a game exploit? Well, pretty much nothing. You’ll be able to release a hello world (yay…), Sony will remove the game from the PSN store and improve their security in a firmware update, and we will end up with a wasted game exploit AND a system that is tougher to crack. Consider releasing a “proof of concept” as useless as drinking antibiotics when you’re not sick. It makes the bacterias stronger, for nothing.
Bottom line: if you find a game exploit, keep it for yourself and use it to improve your knowledge of the current OFW. Sadly, releasing a proof of concept that cannot be turned into an eLoader or a HEN does more harm than good to the community.
What’s left for us is hope: the last weeks have proven once again that the PSP is not 100% secure, eventually something good will happen. Oh, and if you’re looking for user mode exploits, focus on non game ones