PS4 firmware 2.00 is out, and as expected, it blocks the Webkit exploit
PS4 Firmware 2.00 is now out, and as expected, it patches the vulnerability.
Now, it’s worth mentioning the release process from hackers here. The release of the exploit is not what triggered a patch on Sony’s side, it was the other way around: hackers were aware that firmware 2.00 would patch the exploit (some of them have access to the firmware in advance), and therefore decide to release the exploit in time so that people interested in future developments can choose not to update.
Even without that type of “behind the scene” knowledge, it was easy to predict that PS4 firmware would soon include the patch, as the vulnerability was corrected on Vita and Vita TV a while ago in the latest 3.30 firmware. It was only natural to assume the PS4 would follow.
From the gamer’s perspective, firmware 2.0 brings a lot of cool stuff to the table: Share Play, Youtube app, Themes, Local storage support for Music, improved content area… but hey, you don’t come to this site to get the official PS news now do you?
Sony has made it difficult for people not to update to firmware 2.0. Both from a technical point of view (if you’re connected to the net, chances are the system will ask you to update for any significant action), but also because this firmware update actually brings significant features (which in my opinion is the right way to get people to update). Hopefully the right people will stay on older firmwares to keep conducting their experiments…
Are you updating?