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


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243w 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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Mahabco's Avatar
#267 - Mahabco - 243w ago
hi, good times..

Who published the final stages of Hack much??

mekisi's Avatar
#266 - mekisi - 243w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Raze1988 View Post
No.

Geohot clearly stated that he does not support piracy.

he will not but can other devs do it? (when he released the keys)

Raze1988's Avatar
#265 - Raze1988 - 243w ago
Quote Originally Posted by mekisi View Post
will we be able to play backups with this when everything has done?

No.

Geohot clearly stated that he does not support piracy.

Corradoc's Avatar
#264 - Corradoc - 243w ago
Quote Originally Posted by pro2oman View Post
i knew i should have waited befor buying that slim last week lol... but could some one clarify: is the otherOS feature only locked in the newer slims (hidden but still in the FW?) or is the slims hardware to different that it just cant do the otherOS like the original fats?

I think it's just a FW locking... no more

I don't think Sony builted a 2 differnts kind of consoles... i think it's like the PS2 Fat and slim, same functions, just smaller sizes...

I think that many sceens could be open with a "real understanding" of the internal structure (software) of the ps3 sistem...all we have to do now is just to wait for something new or just try to be "usefull" if we know something about programming and dev!
Bye

thering's Avatar
#263 - thering - 243w ago
Quote Originally Posted by int0 View Post
Theoretically if even PS3 has own key for NAND you don't need to fish it, all what's needed its to fish a key which is used to decrypt ps3 firmware update since ps3 using AES (AFAIK) one key is used for encryption/decryption therefore it should be same for all consoles. But as I said before it seems keys are in SPE and you won't be able to get them

Geohot seems pretty convinced he can do it based on his last blog post, so I think it's just a matter of time

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