203w 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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Posting dumps, exploits, keys and whatever he had been able to discover till now, would be an huge mistake/own goal for us. sony already know, knows who and when, but doesn't know how he obtained all the priviledges
ps3proxy, hdd decryption and lot of other stuff have been patched after become pubblic, it's useless for me, for us, for devs and for all the community making pubblic those dumps, i believe this time for us it's better to wait for the release of complete tool, also because geohot is not a stupid/unknow guy, we know him, we trust him, now it's time for him to work for us
Unlikely, unless all games are programmed with all keys a system having its own decryption key would not work with most applications for the console. Mass production limits things like that really.
If keys allow you to create essentially legit applications what would stop the hack from being software only? getting at them is the hard part but like the iPhone situation it could really be software only.
If someone writes a CFW that the system thinks is legit and an updated version...
How could he "block off access to the Game part"? He's not releasing a CFW or something like that, it seems to me he's just making the first steps so other devs can have a go at making software for the PS3. He's just opening the platform up, like he said on his blog he isn't going to release a tool for everyone to 'hack' their systems with.