PS Vita Memory Card Dumped by Hackers, Is Sony’s Handheld in Trouble?

By   /   Jul 26, 2014

Hackers have come one step closer to hacking Sony’s handheld gaming device, Playstation Vita.

Mr. Gas and Tomtomdu80 of Wololo Forums recently announced that they have successfully dumped the content of a PS Vita memory card. Both of these guys have also presented enough evidences to prove that their work is completely real.

Those of you who don’t know, Sony uses propriety memory cards on the PS Vita which is why they are almost impossible to read without some additional hardware.

Another thing that might interest you is that a major chunk (at least the useful chunk) of the revealed files is encrypted and must be decrypted to progress further in order to hack into the system. Moreover, there were not any OS files or files with .vsh extensions.

Needless to say, but the 70% of the decrypted files that Mr. Gas is talking about are more or less useless. As for the core dump of a Vita game that they found, it is also encrypted. Still, with this thing, people will be able to transfer contents like PSP exploits and homebrews to the memory card without using CMA. It also opens up opportunities for modded game saves, mods, game tweaking, and customization.

Anyway, as of now, it is safe to say that there is still long way to go in decrypting these files and consequently allowing PS Vita to run pirated content, but it certainly is not impossible!

Vita Memory Stick Dump

Check out the image posted by Mr. Gas and Tomtomdu80 and share your impressions with us!

Source: Wololo