Originally Posted by semitope
Yeah, came to think about it after the guy answered mentioning the AES stuff... it's true cuz if it were like I said, then a specific FW update would be necessary for each console.
My question now is: can the decryption key be used to encrypt data? I guess those are two different keys, right? I mean, the PS3 uses its own individual private key to encrypt stuff like, say, the HDD. And it uses a public key, common to every console, to decrypt data and perform checks.
So, my question is, the key used by Sony and game devs to encrypt and sign data, like a FW update for instance, its not present in the console, is it? So how could you actually create legit applications?
As for the Slim x OtherOS question, way I see it there are only two reasons why Sony could have removed OtherOS from the Slim line: 1) changes in hardware made it impossible for OtherOS to run; 2) OtherOS can be run on a Slim PS3 but was removed for security reasons. In both cases I guess Sony would've made it impossible to install OtherOS on a Slim PS3.