Since the news broke, Sony has been eerily quiet until now. According to Edge, Sony has responded saying “We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it,” “We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details.”
There are lots of folks who say that Sony can’t fix this, that the cat is out of the bag so to speak and technically they are right. But if you ever want to log into PSN, Sony can all but nullify these latest developments by making sure that any PS3 using these exploits aren’t allowed to connect which means no chatting with friends, no demos, no movies and no online gameplay. If you are someone who doesn’t have your PS3 connected to the Internet or you never play online then the truth is there is really nothing Sony can do to you if you decide to use these hacks.
For the regular law abiding PS3 owner, the downside is that because of the actions of a few you will probably be subjected to some potentially rather large and absolutely mandatory updates in the near future.