178w ago - The PS3 is hacked, at least according to 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 iPhoneMod Brasil 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.
A lot more to come..."
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So then when sony send out an update to ps3.. do they have multiple versions of the update for each model or one file with all info... and further more... if there is one universal update.. when installing it/updating the ps3... is the install the same on all models or do the install vary and pick out only thing it uses depending on it's hardware model... (ex. slims leave out the the ps2 play and other os)
As for keys, wouldn't all the updates also have to be incremented the same way.. with a master key so that all models can use them?
Personally I only bought a 360 because I can download games. I buy the games that I know are worth it and burn all the others. I have owned the ps3 from the beginning and only own 5 or so games. i've had my 360 for less than a year and already own 8 retail but have all the other interesting ones. I have two controllers for the ps3 and 4 for the 360.
I bought the $100 hard drive and subscribe to live, my son is the only one to play the ps3. I don't even waste money renting ps3 games. geohot is the only reason I bought an ipod touch. I hate apple and their business practices. but they made a great piece of hardware and geohot opened it up, so the way I see it sony will be getting more revenue (from me anyways) by not fighting him too much.