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


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262w 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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#237 - PS3 News - 261w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by pro2oman View Post
now hopefully someone can pick out them keys...

As reported earlier, no keys are in the dump (confirmed) unfortunately.

#236 - pro2oman - 261w ago
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ok thanks for the clear up there lol
so then people on the job and safe from mass leak.. good to hear

now hopefully someone can pick out them keys...

#235 - PS3 News - 261w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by xUb3rn00dlEx View Post
If I am not mistaken, Sony still produces the PS3 fat models, as they are available from PS3.com in the 80gb, 160gb versions. I might be missing something, but I hope not!

Selling and manufacturing are different though... sure lots of places sell the "fat" PS3 stock still but Sony is only making Slims these days.
Quote Originally Posted by pro2oman View Post
so then no one has the rumored dumps... was it not stated that devs are already looking for exploits in them?? or did i miss something?

If PS3Gen ends up not having them after all, then chances of a public leak may be reduced, which would be good from a Dev standpoint of course. Currently Mathieulh and a few others do have the dump in their possession though (and no, they won't leak them), so at least they are being "examined" by Devs.

#234 - pro2oman - 261w ago
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so then no one has the rumored dumps... was it not stated that devs are already looking for exploits in them?? or did i miss something?

#233 - Drakhen - 261w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
The current verdict, at least according to the IRC "rumor" grapevine, is that (despite claiming otherwise) PS3Gen doesn't have the GeoHot dump yet.

Apparently they have been working on a deal or agreement of some type with GeoHot and believe they will get the file from him... it's sounding less likely to me now, so if I had to guess they may just post some info on it versus the dump itself.

If anyone hears any more (I don't check PS3Gen a lot since I can't read French) feel free to post/translate it here.


Last paragraph from there page

We'll give you some information about this hack in the next few hours because we recovered the dump done by Geohot. To be continued ....

that is using google toolbar to translate the french

#232 - xUb3rn00dlEx - 261w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Correct, Sony has already removed OtherOS from the Slim so really this "hack" only affects the older PS3 consoles no longer in production.


If I am not mistaken, Sony still produces the PS3 fat models, as they are available from PS3.com in the 80gb, 160gb versions. I might be missing something, but I hope not!

#231 - PS3 News - 261w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Raze1988 View Post
So what's the verdict in the case of Geohot hacking the PS3?

The current verdict, at least according to the IRC "rumor" grapevine, is that (despite claiming otherwise) PS3Gen doesn't have the GeoHot dump yet.

Apparently they have been working on a deal or agreement of some type with GeoHot and believe they will get the file from him... it's sounding less likely to me now, so if I had to guess they may just post some info on it versus the dump itself.

If anyone hears any more (I don't check PS3Gen a lot since I can't read French) feel free to post/translate it here.

#230 - semitope - 261w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Ihatecompvir View Post
What exactly will happen if someone finds a vulnerability in the lv1 and lv0 dump? Will it require loading an OtherOS of some sort?

I am still not understanding why it would require otherOS. Well we will see. i haven't seen him say it otherOS only.

#229 - Raze1988 - 261w ago
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So what's the verdict in the case of Geohot hacking the PS3? Was the passing on of the dumps his last action? Did he mention anywhere "That's it, I'm out"? He could always fake it and tell the media/public that it's over, but continue to work on it in secrecy. Sadly, I don't think he'd do that. He was just interested in the PS3, because it was so secure for all those years.

#228 - Ihatecompvir - 261w ago
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What exactly will happen if someone finds a vulnerability in the lv1 and lv0 dump? Will it require loading an OtherOS of some sort?

 

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