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Apple iPhone Unlocker GeoHot Begins Hacking Sony's PS3

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279w ago - Over the weekend [Register or Login to view links], famous for unlocking Apple's iPhone, has posted a few tweets on his [Register or Login to view links] account that he has began looking into hacking Sony's PS3 console.

He has also dropped by our Forums to enquire about the PS3 Hypervisor Decryption Keys, and has been in touch with CJPC via IRC as well.

To date, geohot has reported the following via tweets:

"ooo got access to a couple more pages of ram...still no hypervisor there tho. it's hiding in the top 2 MB.

anyone know if the 360 guys had a pt hypervisor to reverse?

my goal is to break out of the hypervisor... then see what my morals will allow.

gotta flip one little bit to hack the ps3. unfortunately the ps3 doesn't want me to flip it.

so, the hypervisor is in the first 0x1000 pages of RAM...think I could just pull an address line down and dump? not from kernel tho

PS3 memory map [Register or Login to view links] ... why did I think this would be useful again? i really want these dumps @ bootloader

it'd be nice if that worked, linux accesses sandboxed part of nand... 4mb of uselesses.

hacking the PS3, not hacked in three years how long will it take me?"

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#101 - Madell - 277w ago
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I think that the slim has improved security on the hardware side. Just my 2 cents

#100 - wepownzyou - 277w ago
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Maybe Someone should have a look at the Slim Console... new/changed Hardware...Maybe Sony forget something to change. Just a thought.

#99 - Madell - 277w ago
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I don't think the ps3 will be unlocked this year. I sure would hope so. But it's like 3 months remaining, and I think that by then the dev team will understand the dev tool and could make progress. Can someone give Geohot proper tools so he can go further!

#98 - UnlockIt - 277w ago
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With Geohot and with the big ps3tool for ps3dev team, this year will definitly be the year where the Ps3 will be unlocked ;p

Keep up the good work dudes.

#97 - Ihatecompvir - 277w ago
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One of the things I'm looking forward to if the PS3 gets hacked is mods for games installed as PKG's, meaning no backup games.


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