Well, it's been a week of some pretty major developments... Firstly, people have started to get their hands on the new JB2 dongle, although at the moment, it's still the version which needs these special discs to play the newer 3.56+ games on and not the HDD-loader version, although I will assume that's just the dongle firmware that needs updating. More importantly, an anonymous source has apparently leaked some files, which have then been followed up by a tutorial by one of the more prominent (but also one of the most annoying!) PS3 developers out there. These files basically roll us all the way back to the CCC conference more than a year ago, where fail0verfl0w showed their "epic fail". It's basically a tutorial on how to "easily" dump an unencrypted version of your console's METLDR. Within this is your "per console key". This is non-updateable as it's stored in the hardware of your console. Once a method of dumping your per console key has been refined, it will then be possible to bypass all the checks that all the new firmware versions from 3.56+ have put into place. This almost seems like those people that have had access to this information for a long time but not released it for fear of reprisals from Sony have suddenly come out of the woodwork, as there's one thing using these kinds of things for piracy, but it's a whole different ball game if people (i.e. the creators of this new dongle) then use them to make money and profit from it, that really does go against the "principles" of most hackers!