Sony can ban Hacked PS3 without PSN access - Rumour
Some sorts of breather for Sony if this is true. A user on NeoGAF is reporting that Sony can still ban all the hacked Playstation 3 and that too without any sorts of online access.
According to the post on NeoGAF, Sony will be able to ban the hacked console as its connect to the company servers as soon as it boot up regardless whether the user has a Playstation Network account or not.
Check out what NeoGAF user posted on the forum:
On boot the system contacts the server and uploads the play list etc. this list alone is enough to get anyone that goes online banned as it shows the bootmanger etc. has been running. Here is the list and what they do, I port sniffed this a while ago before I went online with a retail unit >.> because I am not stupid hehe.
fus01.ps3.update.playstation.net > Update Server (sys updates)
mercury.dl.playstation.net > What’s new ads
nsx.np.dl.playstation.net > playstation store preview
nsx-e.np.dl.playstation.net > ads
(main file exchange connections)
us.np.stun.playstation.net > on boot initiates connection
ena.net.playstation.net > SSLv3 connection after above connection
dus01.ps3.update.playstation.net > secondary update attempt (could force updates)
auth.np.ac.playstation.net > SSLv3 authentication server
service.playstation.net (has multiple IPs if only the ip address is blocked)
creepo.ww.hl.playstation.net (uploads crash reports etc.)
Almost all connections cannot just be port blocked, the port will continue to increment until it connects, you have to block the entire domains.