But with the disclosure of the Poodle Attack, security-conscious Web sites dropped support for SSL.
Thus if you go to one of these ever-growing-in-number Web sites (such as grc.com, duckduckgo.com, facebook.com, or m.facebook.com) you will be unable to connect with the PSP's Web browser.
Due to this, most Web sites accessed over HTTPS dropped support of SSL to force connections to use the newer and secure TLS.
However, PSP's with version 6.60 and older of the PSP firmware only have support for SSL and no support for TLS.
Advantages of using temporary hack is that the device warranty is not violated and even if something goes wrong, there is no fear of bricking the device.
Moreover, reapplying the fix after restarting PSP takes only a few seconds.
Updates can be obtained in four ways: While system software updates can be used with consoles from any region, Sony recommends only downloading system software updates released for the region corresponding to the system's place of purchase.
We encourage you to check this page from time to time for system software updates and to always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.Now while this isn't a concern for many PSP owners as most of them don't routinely use their PSP's to connect to Web sites, some do - and more importantly for most PSP owners, you can't use PSN for _anything_ if you don't address this issue.That's right, no browsing PSN, no buying games, downloading DLC, videos, music, or anything through Sony's services and any other site which uses only TLS. Surprising many people including myself, Sony issued a firmware update numbered 6.61 for PSP's. However, if you were to go by the description on the official Sony page about it, you'd never know what it is for. It reads, verbatim, There is nothing there about SSL, nothing about TLS, nothing about PSN not working, and nothing about how many Web sites are unreachable on PSP's running anything earlier than 6.61.Danish, German, English (United States), Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (simplied), Chinese (traditional).The Play Station Portable system software is the official firmware for the Play Station Portable.And without going to this effort, you can't use the Play Station Network (PSN) to buy or download games either. You see, late in 2014 there was an attack, an exploit, made publicly known as the Poodle Attack.There is a flaw in the design of SSL 3.0 which basically makes "secure" connections insecure if they are being attacked by someone using the Poodle Attack.It uses the Xross Media Bar (XMB) as its user interface, similar to the Play Station 3 console.Updates add new functionality as well as security patches to prevent homebrew applications and plugins from being executed on the system.An update to the PSP® system software was released on January 15th, 2015.You can use this update to upgrade your system software to version 6.61 (including 6.60).