A few hours ago, Sony released PS Vita firmware 3.67. This is a surprising update given that the console is basically not supported by the company anymore. The last firmware update, version 3.65, was released more than 6 months ago.
The official site does not mention the update yet, so it’s unknown what this new firmware actually brings (update: see tweet from Yifanlu below). However we can probably expect yet another cryptic changeling mentioning “more stability”, which would imply vulnerabilities might have been patched.
Some mainstream sites are mentioning that this could be an attempt at fixing piracy issues. A weird statement given that piracy requires a hacked Vita, which means firmware 3.60. Firmwares 3.61, 3.63, 3.65, and now 3.67 are not impacted with piracy, so piracy is not (directly) the reason.
It is possible however that this update patches things related to the recent psvpsftools release, or simply fixes other undisclosed issues. We’ll have to wait for some hints from scene hackers to know more. Stay tuned!
Update: PS Vita hacker Yifanlu states that the update changes minor UI details, as well as the Wifi firmware (possibly to fix the recent KRACK Wifi vulnerability?)