PS3 is Hacked by George Hotz - Hello Hypervisor, I'm GeoHot!
The PS3 is hacked, at least according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hotz on his latest blog entry (linked above)!!!
This news comes just under a month after he resumed PlayStation 3 hacking!
To quote: "Hello hypervisor, I'm geohot
I have full read/write access to the entire system memory, and HV level access to the processor.
In other words, I have hacked the PS3. The rest is just software. And reversing. I have a lot of reversing ahead of me.
Took 5 weeks, 3 in Boston, 2 here, very simple hardware cleverly applied, and some not so simple software.
Shout out to George Kharrat from http://www.iphonemod.com.br/ for giving me this PS3 a year and a half ago to hack. Sorry it took me so long :)
As far as the exploit goes, I'm not revealing it yet. The theory isn't really patchable, but they can make implementations much harder. Also, for obvious reasons I can't post dumps. I'm hoping to find the decryption keys and post them, but they may be embedded in hardware. Hopefully keys are setup like the iPhone's KBAG.
Holy Shnikes! What a headline! Got that heart skips a beat sensation when I saw this. I suppose one of the next steps would be to duplicate this on another PS3 and hopefully he shares what he has learned with the appropriate people to analyze/investigate further. Here's hoping!
This guy is close to nuts and we have to give it to him, at his short age he is indeed a hacking genius. Whatever the method he used doesn't matter as long as he can give us a way to homebrew. We've seen a lot of development on ps3 dev consoles like mame emulators and what not, so if he opens the door a lot of devs can come in and develop for all of us.
Could this be true? Let`s hope so and wait to see Goehot`s next posts. What do the resident devs have to say about it? Do they think it`s possible that he`s done it so fast? I mean, he`s got credibility, hasn`t he??
And could CJPC say something about Geohot`s comments on a hardware exploit? Any idea what could it be?