174w 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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i understand what you mean Dante489 but if the security sistem is the same for all ps3, if he gets the keys something can work even on slim or im telling a stupid thing ? Sorry for my bad english too ^^
From what i did understand here this hack is going to be possible only under otheros method i mean in Linux but i'm wondering too how did the guys here come up with that his hack is only going to work on fat systems? did he say it latterly you need the otheros for my exploit, and if he succeed to decrypt those encrypted keys in the isolated SPE doesnt that mean the ps3 system is hacked too since they use the same security system.
anyway after all this i would only say even goehot needed sony's help imagine the ps3 fat didn't have the otheros option in the first place then the hack thing is going to be even harder (sorry for my bad english though).
This is going to be annoying as people will cheat online!! You have to update to play online, so I wouldn't be able to stop myself from updating.
If it does get hacked, I hope there's someway of running the whole of the 360 firmware so I can laugh at XBox 360 users even more. A similar method to Apples Bootcamp but for PS3 should be possible, right?
According to BBC it needs 5% hardware modding, modchips? And in the pictures it shows various components connected to the motherboard that are not in the PS3, yeh I know they're not PS3 componenets as I opened mine up when it got the YLOD.