Sony looks to have fixed its jailbreak problem with a firmware update, after it was found that a program was able to get around the PlayStation 3's Fort Knox like protection system and run non-official games installed to an external hard drive.
Although there had been news recently that the jailbreak had hit mobile phones - this was after the PSJailbreak dongle version was banned by Sony - it seems that the games giant has seen fit to add additional "security features" to the PS3 which stops any unauthorised games working on the system.
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No longer functional
According to Kotaku, website eXophase was the bearer of bad news to would-be hackers, explaining that "all variants of the USB-hub emulating exploit (PSFreedom, PSGroove, PSJailbreak) are no longer functional".
On Sony's official blog, the 3.42 firmware update is a minor update but one that does add an extra layer of security to the console.
Now that a workaround has been created, it's inevitable that jailbreakers will be going back to the drawing board to create a modified system.
Let the cat and mouse games begin.