178w 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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Thank you very much. It makes sense on Sony's part since it's cheaper, sadly I didn't think like a businessman in the beginning. I guess for now the hack will only be available for the "fatty." I am curious as to what this hack means for any possible re-implementation of otherOS in any future PS3 releases (like SlimV2 or whatever you want to call it.)
I'm guessing they completely scrapped it with this one with no intention of ever bringing it back, ever. Still, one can dream no? Perhaps after the devs work this hack out more and more we'll be able to launch a different operating system on the slim through external means? (This is if the hack for the fat PS3 gives any indication that something may also have a loophole on the slim version.)