Fake vita hacks: Let’s play the debunk game

Update: wow, that was fast, less than one hour after my post, the video was removed from youtube, thanks a lot guys!

Many people claim to have vita hacks on youtube, and the pattern is always the same: these people steal somebody’s video (typically, a VHBL video), claim they have a working jailbreak/CFW for the Vita, and give you a mediafire link.

The archive is usually protected by a password, which you can obtain by answering a survey. Once you answer the survey, most likely you won’t get the password. If you do chances are it won’t work on the archive, and if it does, the archive contains a bunch of useless files: sometimes it’s a PSP firmware, sometimes a random dump of prx files, sometimes it’s simply VHBL files (that you can get for free here!). If you’re unlucky, the files contain a virus. Either way, you wasted time, and the scammer got paid some money from the surveys.

Usually I don’t pay attention to these scammers, even though I really don’t like how they steal my videos and pretend to be me, but today I’m feeling playful, so I want to debunk one such random video (thanks to John who sent me that link)

We have here somebody who copy/pasted Davee’s proof of concept for a HEN on the vita (see here), and pretends to have a CFW, yadda, yadda. I tried, don’t bother, it’s one of those scams I described above. So let’s play the debunk game. It’s easy at the individual scale, but it requires coordination: we will all report that dude’s video as a scam so that youtube can rightfully remove it. I would claim it’s a copyright infringement, but the only option youtube gives is “this infringes my copyright”, which isn’t true since it infringes Davee’s copyright (so, Davee, if you read this…).

Long story short, just do the following:

Please go to the youtube page of this video, and click on the small flag icon at the bottom of the video. Then report the video as: Spam -> scam/fraud, then “submit video for review”. I believe that youtube will take action if enough people report the video.

That guy has a blogger account too, but sadly google doesn’t have a clear policy on reporting scammers, unless there’s a clear breach of the law. So let’s leave his blog for now…

Thanks in advance for your help, it’s fun to debunk scammers :)

Also, if like me you think it’s fun, we could do this on a regular basis, as there are hundreds of such misleading “hacks” on youtube. What do you guys think? Is it childish to report scammers, or does it feel like cleaning up the world a little bit?

  1. OMightyBuggy’s avatar

    Clean up the world from scams. :)

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  2. fate6’s avatar

    I would not mind cleaning up the net a bit ^___^

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    1. Kyle Hassen’s avatar

      dude, you would be their for MONTHS trying to clean it up from all the garbage on the internet!!
      My friend doesn’t help either, posting up 5-20 CoDMW3 videos a day……..

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      1. fate6’s avatar

        you know I get some nice quick-scopes but I dont go posting them >_>
        (and yes while we cant get rid of everything I still think that if we see any fakes like the one posted here we should shut it down)

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      2. Xian Nox’s avatar

        I can’t seem to understand why would people thing that if there is too much trash, it’s not worth it trying to clean up. Even if it’s just one faker less, it is one less and getting better, not worse. There will still be fakers, doesn’t mean we should just ignore them and pretend.
        I don’t want to make my point sound too harsh, but it’s not just here that I see this attitude.

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    2. CATPowah’s avatar

      I like flagging fake vids.

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  3. YES’s avatar

    Seems like the video was already removed by Youtube due to violation of the scam/fraud content policy…

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  4. Richard_Wayne’s avatar

    Good to see the video is already down ;)

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  5. Shinny’s avatar

    Well i would love to, but exams are driving me mad…

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  6. Shinrow’s avatar

    Really nice ! I hate scammers so if you tell us which to report, then, I’ll go report him ! ^^

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  7. m1k33’s avatar

    Yes, This is childish but this fun!! :)

    Next fake to put down: this

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    1. AlphaKiloCharlie’s avatar

      I agree. I commented on it warning people that it was just a dump from an old nintendo hack but the comment is pending so we all know the owner of the vid will take it down. Anyways i flagged it as spam but i need some help here.

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    2. CoolGuyMoe’s avatar

      Yeah, I marked it for being a scam. All the video is showing gameplay videos of MK, not the CFW, which doesn’t exist at the moment.

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      1. rabidchild’s avatar

        I flagged it as well.

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      2. progamer1515’s avatar

        The user account that the video was uploaded to has been terminated: Good job :-D

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    3. fate6’s avatar

      flagged

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      1. CATPowah’s avatar

        I fagged the video. Lawl

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    4. Xian Nox’s avatar

      Flagged it as well.

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    5. Bugz’s avatar

      I flagged that yesterday and it’s still up today. Business days only I guess. We need to let wololo’s article above motivate us into flagging these videos, because it motivated me.

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      1. Bugz’s avatar

        that video is still active…

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  8. openvita’s avatar

    a few weeks ago i reported approximately 20-25 videos like that on youtube.
    its easys to do.
    title is something like vita cfw
    video is as wololo said stolen from others

    often you find this in the description

    1. Download and unrar
    2. Connect Console to USB Port
    3. Copy ALL files to main Updt folder.
    4. Run Console
    5. Software automatically install
    6. Download Games, Homebrew and Have Fun!

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  9. Chuck’s avatar

    Ironic when you think about it, a person exploiting a exploit.

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    1. whitey_mcguee’s avatar

      Hahaha, you know, I think you may be onto something here. Lmao

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  10. Josh’s avatar

    I don’t think its childish. It makes searching for real Vita information on youtube very annoying. We would be providing a public service.

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  11. yosh’s avatar

    I think it’s hopeless, the web is too much of a mess imho ^^

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  12. xcanox’s avatar

    I’m game, this sounds fun. Fakehunt FTW?

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  13. Josh’s avatar

    Gr8 M8. LETS GET DEEZ HOEZ.

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  14. Notn4’s avatar

    please keep up with this! I’m feeling playful :D nah, but seriously, shit like this needs to be removed or others will suffer, either by messing up their vita (highly unlikely since Sony protections on the vita) or by infecting viruses on their PCs… not even noobs deserve this kinda crap

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  15. RapingMyVita’s avatar

    I hate Scammers, I love hackers ;)

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  16. Heathen23’s avatar

    It’s been pulled.

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  17. svenn’s avatar

    And to say, I found a youtube hack that will make my psp Vita hover. Only thing I had to do was enter my creditcard nummer and post a small amount to win some lottery I din’t play in.

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  18. Jack’s avatar

    Flagged, too. :) I’m before the decision to buy PS Vita today. Can you please tell me if you think its possible that in the next half year or a bit more PSP ISOs from my old UMD games can be played on the Vita? This is really important for me.

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    1. ndh777’s avatar

      Wololo has stated many times that he will not be releasing any sort of homebrew or allow homebrews that allow ISO loaders. After the whole Geohot incident, hackers from all consoles refuse to allow any sort of backups on their hacks. Sorry :(

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      1. fate6’s avatar

        thats not the reason why but ok ^___^

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      2. the clit tickler’s avatar

        Its inevitable.. if he doesn’t do it someone else will

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  19. the clit tickler’s avatar

    Your being childish wololo…do something more use full with your precious time.

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  20. Andrew’s avatar

    Is there anybody still working on HEN or kermit kernel, or something even better, or the works has been suspended?

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  21. Abdou’s avatar

    this website “http://gamepsvita.com” is the biggest scam ever made. also, they have a page in facebook named “psvita hack” “http://www.facebook.com/Psvita.Hack”. we have to remove it. it sucks the internet :(

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  22. Abdou’s avatar

    the biggest scam ever is this website “gamepsvita.com”. it has a facebook page named psvita hack “http://www.facebook.com/Psvita.Hack”. we have to remove it because it sucks the internet.

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    1. keiner’s avatar

      yeah caause i tried theyre stuff and it don’t work so i love how they have 37,000 people saying it works when it dont.

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  23. ndh777’s avatar

    These scammers have ruined YouTube. YouTube used to be a great place to find tutorials on how to hack this or that or how to do this or that, now when you search for something like a console hack, there are millions of videos you have to tread through just to find one legit one that actually works.

    I always report them. There is nothing childish about reporting scammers/thieves who ruin people’s computers, their personal identities and financial information, or just want to make a quick buck or two. We should all report them as we see them. There’s no reason to let them continue to do what they do. Often times, you have newcomes who come to the scene looking for real answers and they give people like Wololo, wth, thecobra, Davee, and other real hackers that benefit us a bad name because then they think that all hackers are the same and want to just ruin your life.

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  24. TragicTheBlubbering’s avatar

    LOLOLOL! Sweet justice is sweet. And yes I agree It would be fun to do this to other fakes as well.

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  25. Mr.Awsome’s avatar

    Id say lets debunk this one next, the first in the series of the N3rOS4T faker videos.

    Flag here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkrYpmFCMGc

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Thanks, flagged it

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    2. the clit tickler’s avatar

      Its no use there’s so many popping up daily,ust this week alone there was at least 10+ of the same dude

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  26. Scythe’s avatar

    In my opinion this is useless. we would never be able to debunk all scammers even half of them. the better way in my opinion is to make people be aware of them and their strategies. To debunk them is recognize them and give them importance but they are just helpless bastards so just ignore them. but if you wanna play…in all cases nerosat or whoever a**h*** he is would only create a different account and do it again.

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  27. Scythe’s avatar

    Oh just an idea why not give a tutorial on how to unrar these guys protected files without password putting these guys names on the video’s title so that people would find them in the same search eg. “N3ros4t vita files password FAKE”. by doing this no one would complete the surveys, and everybody will know what’s in the files (gotta have antivirus though).

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  28. Blitz913’s avatar

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVJxL7YLMDc

    Got another. Spam his video with Flags!

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      This is different. They stole my video, but they are not doing any type of scam in here. The only way to get this video removed is for me to file a copyright infringement complaint, which is too much work.

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      1. progamer1515’s avatar

        Nice video, it does stink that they stole it though.

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  29. Kial’s avatar

    I hacked through the password and what did I find some sort of N 3ds exploit

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    1. Mr.Awsome’s avatar

      like what he said: Contains anything from a psp thing to vhbl to a 3ds exploit. to be expected since these are fakes anyway, so it just seals the deal in ice cream sprinkles.

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  30. Mr.Awsome’s avatar

    Found another guys!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EosrMRk2Deo&feature=plcp

    They just keep on coming, like pong consoles in the 60′s.
    ;) Happy flagging!

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Removed, that was fast :)

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  31. Different55’s avatar

    AGAIN! That was fun :D

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  32. Mr. Awsome’s avatar

    Hey look, another video! I wonder what this will lead to?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXgzipAQWRs

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  33. Harvey’s avatar

    So gamepsvita.com is confirmed to be a fake? I was thinking it might be real cause of all the comments on different games and the comments on the facebook pages and stuff but I guess not…

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Yes. The more you mention them, the more you give them free advertising. All the comments are written by themselves to make it look like something legit. You see the same type of scam on some youtube videos, where a dozen fake accounts say “thank you” when there’s actually nothing.
      The rule is simple: if a hack is asking you to answer a survey in order to get a password, it is a fake. If it wasn’t a fake, you would see copies of the hack/iso all over the place. One person would answer the survey, get the files, and post them on the pirate bay or something.

      The rule is simple: if you don’t see a massive announcement about a breakthrough on sites like this one, then it is a fake. Extremely simple. I can guarantee you that if Vita isos became a reality, you would see an article on the subject in my blog within days.

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  34. Harvey’s avatar

    Thanks for the heads up!

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  35. MAXIMOELITE3’s avatar

    is xxxxx.blogspot.com/ fake?
    (URL edited by mod, no advertising for fakers, please)

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Yes. Any site that asks you to answer surveys in order to download Vita isos is fake.

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