Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Confirmed: The PS3 HDD Has NOT Been Decrypted!


Sponsored Links
282w ago - Headlines on other sites are reading: "Hackers decrypt retail PS3 HDD", "Retail PS3 HDD decrypted" and "UPDATE: We have confirmation that this decryption was done on a RETAIL PS3 (not Test/Debug)".

They are ALL wrong. We have looked into this over the past 24 hours extensively, and needless to say - our first suspicion was correct (which is why it was labeled as a [Register or Login to view links]). Simply put - its a fake.

The files are real, but they were dumped from a TEST PS3 (old news), from its /dev_flash (Thanks NDT!) folder which is 100% accessable with a TEST.

Furthermore, the explanation of the "encryption" was all wrong (see my earlier post). On top of that, the real research done was 'borrowed' (to put it nicely) by DemonHades from the source... namely knightsolidus, who has been doing research with the PS3 HDD.

He made some interesting findings (hitting a similiar roadblock that we did, but we are now working together to try to get past it), however, currently no part of the hard disk drive has been decrypted.

Again, our hopes were dashed with yet another fake... what's worse is other sites reporting it as legit misleading their users, and not even taking the time to look into it themselves!

Special THANKS to idone, knightsolidus and NDT for taking the time to uncover the truth... and although there are no bad feelings towards DemonHades it would be appreciated if he came clean with his users so we all can move forward working together.



Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!

Comments 20 Comments - Go to Forum Thread »

• Please Register at PS3News.com or Login to make comments on Site News articles. Thanks!

PS3 News's Avatar
#20 - PS3 News - 282w ago
Correct, and CJPC posted a follow-up as well here: [Register or Login to view links]

dondolo's Avatar
#19 - dondolo - 282w ago
so, you're saying that the article post in first page is something done to provide a fake proof of their fake job? i'm more confuse now...

PS3 News's Avatar
#18 - PS3 News - 282w ago
Hi

Is this anything of help?
[quote]
The following method is a brief explanation on what to do (detailed tutorial will be available soon, though what is below should suffice).

1.) Make a dump of your PS3 HDD (connect to your PC via SATA)
2.) Plug HDD back to your PS3
3.) Copy a large-dummy file to the HDD
4.) Unplug HDD from PS3, and plug it back into your PC
5.) Dump the HDD image again
6.) Compare the two dumps you know have, and locate the encrypted dummy data (use HxD or any hex editor to do this) 7.) Replace the encrypted dummy data with sections of the data you want to decrypt
8.) Place the HDD back into your PS3
9.) Copy dummy data from PS3 to external media (USB drive/flash drive)
10.) Inspect the dummy file on PC from USB stick/flash drive.
[/QUOTE]
LOL, I was waiting for someone to post that here... sadly, no. That is just what DemonHades (among others) are trying to pass off as "proof" of their supposed PS3 HDD Decrypted news... when nothing was ever (and has never been) decrypted from the PS3 HDD.

It appears DemonHades is still trying to 'save face' by convincing others to the contrary, however, the resident PS3 Devs here didn't fall for it and after meeting and speaking with knightsolidus (among others) a few days ago already confirmed that news to be fake.

Later today I will see if CJPC can post a more detailed explanation of why the PS3 HDD isn't decrypted using that or any similar method... as it appears many who aren't 'techy' are unable to understand it and comprehend that this is NOT decrypting the PS3 HDD hehe.

3MM's Avatar
#17 - 3MM - 282w ago
Hi

Is this anything of help?

The following method is a brief explanation on what to do (detailed tutorial will be available soon, though what is below should suffice).

1.) Make a dump of your PS3 HDD (connect to your PC via SATA)
2.) Plug HDD back to your PS3
3.) Copy a large-dummy file to the HDD
4.) Unplug HDD from PS3, and plug it back into your PC
5.) Dump the HDD image again
6.) Compare the two dumps you know have, and locate the encrypted dummy data (use HxD or any hex editor to do this) 7.) Replace the encrypted dummy data with sections of the data you want to decrypt
8.) Place the HDD back into your PS3
9.) Copy dummy data from PS3 to external media (USB drive/flash drive)
10.) Inspect the dummy file on PC from USB stick/flash drive.

PS3 News's Avatar
#16 - PS3 News - 282w ago
Here is a little speech between knightsolidus and NDT
That is old (already covered [Register or Login to view links]) and from before the meeting LOL!

Once again, the PS3 HDD has not been decrypted... anyone stating otherwise is either confused themselves () or deliberately misleading people.

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links







Affiliates - Contact Us - PS3 Downloads - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2014 PlayStation 3 News