Serious crack on PlayStation 4 and 5! Just a little bit and you can play illegal copies of games

  • PlayStation gaming consoles are among the most popular electronics in the world
  • An incredible number of pieces across all generations have found owners
  • A serious bug was discovered in the last two iterations

The bug affects the latest PlayStation 5

PlayStation 4 and current PlayStation 5 are bestsellers and by far one of the most popular consoles ever. They have been bought by a huge number of fans and are simply very popular. Unfortunately, the security expert discovered a serious security breach.

PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 have a problem

This irreparable crack in the security of both consoles was discovered by long-time hacker CTurt, at that time in Google services as a security expert. The dangerous exploit, which the hacker named Mast1c0re, concerns the built-in emulator and was revealed already a year ago (via ArsTechnica).

The emulator, which both consoles include for backwards compatibility, is relatively easy for hackers to gain control of due to this security breach. They can use any number of exploits to do this, some dating back more than a decade and found in PlayStation 2 games.

But mainly the older PlayStation 4

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Sony is aware of this danger

While some exploits (program or commands using a programming error – editor’s note) can be launched at the press of a button, most require access via an exploitable game. With its help, you can access special files, cache and also protected memory.

This method exploits bugs in the JIT compilation that the emulator uses to run PS2 games on PS4 and PS5. A hacker himself Sony drew attention to this vulnerability and, for example, on the newer PS5 the JIT was removed, including from the browser and Bluray player, but on the PS4 this element is not connected directly to the system and therefore no changes could be made.

Illegal gambling has a free field

A version of this emulator is found on every available PS2 game. This vulnerability makes it possible to run illegal copies of games on the PS4, and for now it looks like Mast1c0re will stay on the console, allowing hackers to run pretty much anything they want on it. A partial solution is to delete available PS2 games from the PlayStation Network, but many games are in circulation in physical form that Sony understandably cannot reach.

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