Since they have something to" verify purchaces" they should have something to "verify" that someone is running a stock Ps3
You mean a hacked PS3 & it won't allowed the people to buy it?
People are going to exploit whatever they can because ...well ... They can. Until Sony decides to take an aggressive approach to this issue it will continue. For every patch comes a new hack/exploit to work around it. Or worse.
that's basically the whole point of sony not doing alot about it. if they add extra security they delay the hackers current progress for a little while but that's all they do is delay them instead of completely stopping them. the back and forth game between them costs sony tons of money as well, the hackers don't have to pay for anything. so in the end it's a question by sony of 'is it even worth it?'. i don't think so seeing as though most of the hacks are for locked or hidden items instead of just wreaking havoc.