VitaShell updated to v1.4, brings some needed security measures
Developer TheFloW is the type of guy who likes to have his hand in as many pots as he possible can: Vitamin, Adrenaline and VitaShell being the main things he’s been working on since he has popped up on the scene. However with all these releases, it’s been proven that however wonderful the world might be for us Vita users now, there are a lot of people out there willing to brick your devices for their own amusement. Many of these files are seemingly innocent vpk installers of homebrew and games you may want to play or use. Hopefully this new update helps in starting to root out some of these unwanted files and creating a safer scene.
What is VitaShell?
Changelog for VitaShell 1.4
- Added group RW permissions on files and folders when moving. Safe homebrews like RetroArch will now recognize files and folders that you have moved from ‘ux0:video’.
- Added scanning for dangerous functions in packages.
- Added possibility to choose compression level.
- Fixed time information in zip archives.
To update VitaShell to 1.4 just fire up your installed application to automatically fetch the update, if you don’t like connecting your PS Vita to the web for fear of getting the banhammer, just click this link to get the latest vpk file.