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


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253w 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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#2 - nightwish - 253w ago
Amazing news!!

big respect to all DEVs!!

red8316's Avatar
#1 - red8316 - 253w ago
Holy Shnikes! What a headline! Got that heart skips a beat sensation when I saw this. I suppose one of the next steps would be to duplicate this on another PS3 and hopefully he shares what he has learned with the appropriate people to analyze/investigate further. Here's hoping!

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