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PSJailbreak is Detectable and Bannable on PSN, Dumped Easily


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204w ago - A few days ago we saw the inside pics of PS JailBreak, and today SKFU (linked above) has posted that PSJailbreak is both detectable and bannable on PSN along with Mathieulh confirming [Register or Login to view links] that GeoHot's exploit was used and that PS JailBreak can be [Register or Login to view links].

He went on to state: "Actually they used the geohot hack to get code with lv1 privileges running on the console, they then used this to 1. Dump lv1 2. dump the spm syscall table (that's after quite a bit of lv1 reversing to even figure the spm exists) 3. Use the actual spm syscalls to trick the spu into calculating the proper response for the dongle id of their choosing.

Without those steps that all require geohot's hack, they could never have gotten their dongle to successfully identify as a jig and they could never have triggered their hack.

The psjailbreak basically exploits the update manager which is the code that does the dongle auth located inside the spm itself inside lv1.

We don't have the payload it sends though because we don't have a dongle to sniff it from, thus we have yet to know what lv2 patches it does."

RichDevX has also tweeted ([Register or Login to view links], [Register or Login to view links], and [Register or Login to view links]) the following: "Using the backup manager on PSN is like walking into a trap. Title: Backup Manager || Title ID: LAUN12345. FYI, dongle IDs can be revoked! Don't be surprised if error 0x8002A227 is returned."

This essentially means Sony may detect those launching the backup manager and sending the following response which suspends the console from PSN: SCE_NP_AUTH_ERROR_CONSOLE_ID_SUSPENDED

Currently PlayStation Network is down for maintenance, although unconfirmed if it is due to Sony implementing PS JailBreak detection.

To quote from SKFU: "While hackers usually had to work very hard to succeed in the videogame scene, now all seems to become a business of corruption and audacity.

A short timeline of the PSJailbreak. How it may have started, succeeded and may go on.

PAST

Part 1: Someone (called "the fake hacker" below) came in contact with an employee of a SONY service center. The fake hacker probably used a bit social engeneering until the employee agreed to sell him one of the SONY confidential JIG Sticks used in the service centers to test and repair broken PS3 SKU's.

Part 2: The fake hacker used documentation and software which was leaked by other SONY employees to study the JIG stick. The stick is used to boot a special firmware from itself before the original PS3 firmware starts. The now running system allows to execute debug/fake signed executables which can be created with SONY's official SDK.

Part 3: The fake hacker shared the information with his team members and people who were able to clone the stick. Probably in china as usual.

Part 4: The stick is clonable, so the fake hacker went on and used stolen/leaked software from SONY's official SDK to develope (the only real work he did!) the application known as "backup manager" which is used on the PS3 to dump and start the backups.

PRESENCE

Part 5: The fake hacker distributes high illegal clones of the original JIG stick via several online shops including the "backup manager" which is also illegal as it's all created with stolen/leaked software and documentation by SONY.

FUTURE

Part 6: SONY may update the PS3's bootcode to prevent loading the stick. They also could log the "backup manager"'s game ID (LAUN-12345) when people go online. So they could identify who actually uses the illegal JIG clone and ban the affected consoles. This would be an illegal step aswell, but hey; it's SONY."



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ionbladez's Avatar
#64 - ionbladez - 204w ago
typical sony employee pissed off about possibly losing his job. LOL, sit 'n spin.

by banning user accounts based on free speech, they're ASKING for hundreds of potential lawsuits :]

everybody wins! (the public)

lonewolf1994's Avatar
#63 - lonewolf1994 - 204w ago
it's a good thing sony can detect it. PLEASE try to use the jailbreak so sony can ban your cheap butts.

OGroteKoning's Avatar
#62 - OGroteKoning - 204w ago
An whats with one USB-Port for saving our SAVEDATA ? Or the one for the 1080p MPEG movies ?

They will never disable the USB-Ports, never !
Riiight... and they will NEVER take away our OtherOS!!! When it comes to $ony, I expect anything! They will do whatever is necessary to protect their precious intelligence... Why would they care for your save games?

Next they might tell you to upload your save-games when you want to backup them. They might even go so far as to tell you that "Due to security and copyright violations, we have been forced to remove the media centre functionality" - and now you are stuck with just a game console ... improbable, but not at all inconceivable!

jul644's Avatar
#61 - jul644 - 204w ago
look, it should be easy! change the id of the manager.pkg - UP0001-LAUN12345_00-0000111122223333

either with a hex editor, or some other magical method - or better yet let the psjailbreak people do it, i'm sure theyre not retarded... make a version that randomises its id...

and either way deleting it should fix the whole detection thing till then anyhow... right?

from my understanding its correct if people are real smart they would figure out how to report a old games real id like original motor strom and still contect to backed up games online players kinda like magic disc did

BwE's Avatar
#60 - BwE - 204w ago
look, it should be easy! change the id of the manager.pkg - UP0001-LAUN12345_00-0000111122223333

either with a hex editor, or some other magical method - or better yet let the psjailbreak people do it, i'm sure theyre not retarded... make a version that randomises its id...

and either way deleting it should fix the whole detection thing till then anyhow... right?

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