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Crazymann said:

With the PS3, Sony did a very good job on system security.  It may be hacked now, but it took an enternity (in hacking time) to do this.  However, with the PS3 compromised and with Android being the main OS, will NGP hold up for as long?  Nearly as long?

3DS certainly hasn't lasted very long, if you believe the claims of R4 and acecard, but (then again) security has never been Nintendo's strong suit.  


I haven't heard of the claims about the R4 and acekard, but I'm assuming that they are claiming the 3DS can still play back-up DS games. If that is the case, I wouldn't say that this is a failing of the 3DS' security simply because it is too late to add security to the DS game-carts that would allow the 3DS to tell the difference between a legitimate DS game and the pirated DS game.

 

With that said, the time it takes hackers to exploit systems seems to be very varied; and what they seem to be able to accomplish with initial exploits is also very varied. Some times the hackers are able to think outside of the box and do something the system designers never though of, and this tends to result in massive success early on; and other times they must figure out how to bypass all security one measure at a time.



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It's price in dollars / 100 = numbers of years without being hacked.

You heard it here first.



 

 

 

 

 

Galaki said:
Crazymann said:

3DS certainly hasn't lasted very long, if you believe the claims of R4 and acecard, but (then again) security has never been Nintendo's strong suit.  


That rumour was proven false, no?

There is no way to play 3DS roms yet, but the R4 site claims that one is close.  Hopefully this is not true.  That's why I said, "if you believe...". 

I hope 3DS can hold out for a while.



Crazymann said:

With the PS3, Sony did a very good job on system security.  It may be hacked now, but it took an enternity (in hacking time) to do this.  However, with the PS3 compromised and with Android being the main OS, will NGP hold up for as long?  Nearly as long?

3DS certainly hasn't lasted very long, if you believe the claims of R4 and acecard, but (then again) security has never been Nintendo's strong suit.  


"Android being the main OS"

who said?



Depends on two things. Firstly, how secure Sony make it, which we can't really predict. Sony has shown themselves to be hit and miss with this.

 

Secondly, and much more importantly, it depends on how successful the NGP is. Being as there are dozens of threads calling for that prediction, it seems unnecessary here. If the NGP has the same degree of success as the PSP and PS3, it should remain unhacked for a fair while (assuming Sony doesn't completely mess up security on it) If it does become the market leader, then no amount of security will keep it safe for more than a couple of months maximum.



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It only took ~6 months for people wanting to hack the PS3 to hack it



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dsister said:

It only took ~6 months for people wanting to hack the PS3 to hack it


and you believe they didnt want to hack it before that?

so naive....



fps_d0minat0r said:
dsister said:

It only took ~6 months for people wanting to hack the PS3 to hack it


and you believe they didnt want to hack it before that?

so naive....

Team0verflow had no reason to till linux was removed.



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RockMan10 said:
Crazymann said:

With the PS3, Sony did a very good job on system security.  It may be hacked now, but it took an enternity (in hacking time) to do this.  However, with the PS3 compromised and with Android being the main OS, will NGP hold up for as long?  Nearly as long?

3DS certainly hasn't lasted very long, if you believe the claims of R4 and acecard, but (then again) security has never been Nintendo's strong suit.  


"Android being the main OS"

who said?

Nobody, it was just a rumor reported on many sites.  This was covered above.



3ds isnt even on shelves how is it hacked?