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Sony Targets PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove PS3 Hacks


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207w ago - Today garyopa at PSX-Scene.com (linked above) reports that Sony appears to be targeting the PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove related PS3 hacks and has shared numerous court documents for those interested.

From one of the documents, to quote: "Similarly targeted document subpoenas or deposition notices to any other third party who SCEA learns may be involved in the distribution or sale of the PS Jailbreak software, known as, for example, PSGroove, OpenPSJailbreak, and PSFreedom, or who may have knowledge of the distribution or sale of this illicit software."

PS3 hacker Mathieulh is also mentioned in one of the documents as recently [Register or Login to view links] to be one of 20 individuals behind PSGroove, to quote: "Mathieu Hervais told BBC News he was one of about 20 hackers involved in PSGroove's development."

Just under a month ago Sony was granted an injunction by Australian Courts on the sale of PSJailBreak PS3 modchips, followed by blocking PS JailBreak and PS3 proxy methods with the release of the PS3 Firmware 3.42 update, so only time will tell what their next move is.



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lolster's Avatar
#66 - lolster - 207w ago
I hope they don't screw over these awesome hackers working on PSgroove. Seriously, they're godsends to the PS3 scene!

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#65 - beelzabubba - 207w ago
Ahem.... hey four-post wonder... this is a tech site, not a god-is-on-the-other-end-of-my-two-way-radio militia site. I havn't been here long, but I come here for tech news and discussion not this tripe. Quit trolling here and go post on yahoo forums, the folks there would love to have you.

by the way neophyte, i think i was on irc with you last night... did you get your nano2g working? the seven get you your answers as to how the S5L8700X deals with usb in and out? i think my new bootloader (not based on rockbox) may work... just have a few more mods to do... compile compile and then compile again...

Imho i don't see how Sony uses an jig that emulates a 6 port USB hub.

"By attaching and detaching fake devices to the ports of the hub the dongle has control over the mallocing and freeing of various blocks of memory that hold the device and configuration descriptors, exploit is a Heap Overflow attack. The exploit carefully manipulates the heap by plugging and unplugging fake usb devices with large device descriptors until the device on port 4 which misreports its size to overwrite one of malloc's boundary tags."

well quick explained something like that, that would just be wierd, they do have a jig, but i assume it wouldn't emulate a hub in that way, it would just respond to a challange or something.

but well i'm just guessing but why would they use any kinda attack on their own system

there was some leaked data about the JIG and you can find it and how it works online... it is pretty much stolen tech... but really, who cares? let's have fun with it! hehe just umm don't sell it and such... especially for 150 bucks...

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#64 - tonyqc - 207w ago
in canada the jailbreak will never be illegal, you even have the right to share copyrighted files.

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beelzabubba's Avatar
#63 - beelzabubba - 207w ago
why oh why do the americans always bring up hitler and the war as their responce to any one british that they disagree with?
how about this... the real reason we allowed japan to attack us is because we wanted money... i have no doubt of that... the reality is that cap'n fart knocker insulted my country and i explained his sucks... plain and simple you don't like that then cool, have a tantrum... but don't bash my nation and expect me to sit and smile.

here is the deal... it was illegally obtained information and that illegally obtained info was hacked... the source is still illegal... if you don't like my nation cut all ties to it... do this on a personal level... otherwise watch what you say and be thankful we do what we do... we do our best to take care of ourselves and everyone else... and yes everyone asks us for help.
Thats enough history the future of America looks a bit grim at the moment as the goverments that you say are their for you and are removable by election etc are all run by members of the illuminati/new world order (look it up its a scary proposition)

thats enough rants, god bless the united world of sony hatters not united kingdom or united states lol.
one more thing... illuminati? really? what a joke... and we are built for re-establishing government by force... not that we need to... by the way i thought the world loved Obama? oh wait you are right our economy is crappy right now... btw how is your countries gdp?

Ahem.... hey four-post wonder... this is a tech site, not a god-is-on-the-other-end-of-my-two-way-radio militia site. I havn't been here long, but I come here for tech news and discussion not this tripe. Quit trolling here and go post on yahoo forums, the folks there would love to have you.

lol you must be european... well i am sorry i didn't post to piss ppl off and am not a troll... am about to get this nano2g to psgroove my ps3 without rockbox... i love tech and have been in IT for about 17 years... sorry if i don't like people insulting my nation... if you like it then well you deal with that...

reverse engineering is legal. IF the JB was stolen, then sold - the person who bought it, if they truly didn't know it was stolen - is still guilty...

being in posession of stolen property without knowledge is no excuse. you can and will be charged as such (example - a friend of mine bought a JDM motor for his car from a reputable store in toronto. had it installed, a yr later a spotcheck ran the VIN onthe block - came back stolen. his car was impounded and he was charged)

but, he had recepts for the motor, the install labour recept, etc etc...still didn't matter. if it's LEGIT reverse engineer and a home made exploit without any sony copywritten info/sdk, then it should be ok.

at this point it's all speculation.. but at the same time, they never went after psx and even ps2 modchip resellers/installers....

not really... if you dig enough in the right places you can find certain people who did certain things and bragged about it... the inet is not a fogiving creature but we get the benefits!!! so who cares if these fools messed up and end up in jail... just be careful where you download from and remember say nothing to the police... they lie LOL

if you guys do some reading on the judges decision to allow iphone jailbreaking, it very well could apply to the ps3 JB...

piracy aside - the jailbreak has legit uses. and the decision of the iphone jb lawsuit/judgement is very similar to the use of ps3 jb methods.

i'm hoping for xbmc on ps3 asap.. with BR support!

i agree sorta, but the DMCA deal was not a lawsuit... was a change in law... changes in the "digital millennium copyright act" if read could possible make jailbreaking ps3 totally legal but would likely need to go to court... that is not the route sony is taking tho... they are trying to prove that there was stolen tech... and there is plenty on the net showing so... i hope for the best but fear the worst... if the ppl who stole the JIG go to jail then so be it... i just hate that the ppl who reverse engineered that are going to get in trouble...

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#62 - hunterrr - 207w ago
What's weird about the whole geohot thing is that the hack works on a firmware after otherOS was removed. I.E. they didnt use otherOS to do it in conjunction with his hack at least.

It also means that whatever they did could likely be done on the current firmware as well or at least the lack of otheros is not a limitation.
I bet you he found a way to unpack the PUP with his exploit and switched out the INDEX.DAT files (/dev_flash/vsh/etc/index.dat)

Because thats what holds the firmware version... Although i used a 3.00 index.dat and my Firmware Version just said X.XX

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