PS Vita PSP Emulator Hacked To Run Unsigned Homebrew Application

On the same day PlayStation Vita launched in Japan, hackers managed to find and use an exploit that allowed them to run unsigned code on it.

The first "Hello World" homebrew application was released a few hours ago by Japanese homebrewer, Mamosuke.

But this is not a silver hacking bullet. In fact, Mamosuke used a buffer overflow exploit in the PSP emulator on the PS Vita to run his code. In other words, Mamosuke has found a way to run unsigned PSP code on the PS Vita PSP emulator.

This doesn't mean that PS Vita is hacked or that pirated PS Vita games will be playable any time soon. It means however, that the current library of pirated PSP games can be made playable on the PS Vita through its hacked emulator.

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Meh

My local cell phone carrier not only sold me an android tablet but showed me how to root it and and unlock it. Why the hell would I buy a Sony product?

True

It's true. Even though I bought a lightly used cheap one, the main reason I got a PSP was because I knew I could put emulators on it, and copy my games to the Memory Stick so I wouldn't have to carry all of my games around.

Depends

Thats because you're still a kid (or so I hope). Once you get a proper job and decent income, pirating loses most of its appeal as steams becomes more viable and convenient. This is coming from someone who got to 200GB downloaded monthly and that was many years ago (before broadband was so broad or wideband).

im 36 and i agree with the

im 36 and i agree with the original poster, i do buy apps if i really like them, cause i know i can always access them through itunes and update when the creator makes changes.

I do enjoy running emulators or having the option to drag and drop files straight to my iPhone so i can bypass all that itunes crap. i really don't like it when i buy an app and find out it crashes as soon as i load it, or its just complete crap. so having the option of being able to crack/hack/jailbreak, is a great thing. why spend all that money on a device that has more potential than what it's limited to be.

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