It seems a longtime hacker is already looking to crack his way into the all-new PlayStation handheld device after not even 24 hours of it’s official launch in Japan.
SKFU is an household name in the PS3 hacking scene and one could wonder what he can do by just looking at the Twitter application package for the PS Vita.
“I just got my tried to unpack the Twitter application for PS VITA and sadly I have to say that the AES key for PKG encryption and decryption changed.” he wrote in his blog post yesterday.
The file format package for the Vita is identical to what has been programmed in the PlayStation 3 but according to SKFU himself, the encryption and decryption keys has been changed.
But, that’s not the end of the road for the hacker. He further explains that:
The PKG’s I used for my testings were pretty old and the key update was expected.
Nevertheless it’s a bit disappointing but a new nice challange
The PS3 can decrypt the new packages on firmware 4.00 which contains the new PS VITA PKG AES key for the PS3 <--> PS VITA content exchange feature. This means we can decrypt and get the content of the PS VITA PKG files via a 4.00 PS3. Sadly there’s no solution to re-encrypt it again, yet.
He concludes by saying, “Let the games begin! (again…)”