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PS3 is Hacked by George Hotz - Hello Hypervisor, I'm GeoHot!


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240w ago - The PS3 is hacked, at least according to [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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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#272 - PS3 News - 239w ago
If I had to guess, initially that may be the case but from what he wrote on his blog it sounds like his goal is to share them publically at some point:
what I'd really like to do is post decryption keys here so you guys can join the fun.
I guess we will see what happens if/when he posts that he has found the keys...

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#271 - fonzi09 - 239w ago
Do you think Geohot will only leak the keys to certain 'trusted' developers, thus avoiding the piracy issue (ISO loaders etc.)?

Fonz,

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#270 - mekisi - 239w ago
If he releases the keys, then sure.. odds are someone will so I wouldn't worry too much.

As someone posted earlier here, currently GeoHot has no plans to disclose the actual hack he used... instead, he plans to continue work until he obtains the keys and pass them on to developers. For those who missed it:
thanks for the reply.

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#269 - Awayze - 239w ago
Lol I just realized, Microsoft will be loling now as not only did Geohot hack Apples iPhone and Sonys PS3, both big MS rivals.

I hope Geohot totally blocks off access to the "Game" part of the PS3 so no copied games and no cheat plugins like on PSP which ruined online.

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#268 - PS3 News - 239w ago
he will not but can other devs do it? (when he released the keys)
If he releases the keys, then sure.. odds are someone will so I wouldn't worry too much.
Who published the final stages of Hack much??
As someone posted earlier here, currently GeoHot has no plans to disclose the actual hack he used... instead, he plans to continue work until he obtains the keys and pass them on to developers. For those who missed it:
George Hotz said...
@SquidMan Details of the exploit are still private, hence why I'm hoping to get keys to give people something to reverse and document.

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