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New PS3 Exploits to be Unveiled at 27C3 Hacker Conference 2010


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188w ago - Update: The 27C3 PS3 Hacker Conference date has been changed to 12/29 as reported HERE, with live streams available HERE for those interested.

At this years 27C3 ([Register or Login to view links]) Hacker Conference on December 28 videogame console hackers marcan, bushing, and sven will be lecturing on the recently hacked PS3 system and plan to share a some new exploits details as well!

From PSGroove (linked above): In addition to PS3 security, the lecture will also touch on other consoles, such as the Xbox 360 and Wii.

"We will also go over hacks for the other consoles, including the JTAG hack for the Xbox 360 which made running homebrew code more convenient, and the cat-and-mouse games that Nintendo played with us to combat Wii hacks. We might also check out the security of their 'new' handheld console - the DSi."

For those of you unfamiliar with the Chaos Communication Congress, it is an annual meeting of the international hacker scene, organized by the Chaos Computer Club. The congress features a variety of lectures and workshops on technical and political issues.

The event has been the host to many important hacking related talks over the past 27 years. Including, the first example of Homebrew code being run in native Wii mode which was demonstrated in December 2007.

For those of you planning to attend, the event is located in Berlin, Germany at the Berlin Berliner Congress Center. The event will run from December 27-30th 2010. A Standard ticket, which is good for the entire 4-day event, will set you back 70 Euros.

Fort those of you just looking to attend the console hacking lecture, a day pass can be had for just 30 Euros. Details, regarding the console hacking lecture, can be found below.

Console Hacking 2010

PS3 Epic Fail

Over 70 million Wiis, over 40 million Xbox 360s and over 35 million Playstation 3s have been sold in the last few years. That makes over 145 million embedded devices out there and most of them are just used to play games.

But what can you do with them if you don't like playing games? You hack them to make them run your own code of course! We're going to talk about the various hacks that you can use to gain control of your hardware and make it do what you want it to do.

2010 saw the first hacks for the Playstation 3, soon after Sony removed Other OS functionality. We will detail the operation of current PS3 exploits, show a few new ones and explain where and how Sony went wrong when designing its security system, and show how these holes can be used to gain control over the system and bring Linux back to the PS3.

We will also go over hacks for the other consoles, including the JTAG hack for the Xbox 360 which made running homebrew code more convenient, and the cat-and-mouse games that Nintendo played with us to combat Wii hacks. We might also check out the security of their 'new' handheld console - the DSi.

Gamers might find this talk interesting even though it is targeted at those who hack (or design) embedded system security. A basic knowledge of crypto is therefore assumed. We will also be present in the Hackcenter before and after the presentation for those of you who are interested in learning more.

27th Chaos Communication Congress
December 27th to 30th, 2010
bcc Berliner Congress Center, Berlin, Germany







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phon3gam3rr's Avatar
#12 - phon3gam3rr - 187w ago
wish i could attend as well. i'm new to the whole system hack (did a lil bit with the wii) scene, but i know you guys will keep us posted.

Tidusnake666's Avatar
#11 - Tidusnake666 - 188w ago
Just asking about if anyone of the residents here are going to take part in CCC 2010 : 27th Chaos Communication Congress. I mean devs, members, so on.

I would like to go there, but still, have a lot of job to do and it's not easy to open visa nowadays to EU contries

Also, does anybody know if there will be a live feed?

Thanks.
And cheers to you guys!

tjay17's Avatar
#10 - tjay17 - 188w ago
I wonder if there will be one where backups can be played from a disc so it does not matter what firmware you are on since then you would not need to put it into that mode to play the backups and then you can format the homebrew applications like a disc to give access to things being installed into the ps3?

phazer11's Avatar
#9 - phazer11 - 188w ago
Oh man I wish I were in Berlin. Anyone planning to attend?

aamir007's Avatar
#8 - aamir007 - 188w ago
I wonder if sony will send some of their engineers to see what the new exploits are and learn from the conference.

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