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Video: Wii U Teaser: The Homebrew Channel on Wii U by Fail0verflow

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99w ago - Following up on the previous Nintendo Wii U hacking news, today console hacker and mod-chip developer [Register or Login to view links] of fail0verflow has shared a Wii U teaser video via 0xf0f on YouTube demonstrating The Homebrew Channel below.

To quote: "We finally have a YouTube channel and we thought we’d kick things off with a little teaser:

Keep in mind that this is purely a demonstration at this stage. Depending on how things progress and what direction development takes, we may or may not release something like this in this form. Please don't ask for release dates. We'd rather spend time investigating the new system than putting together a release that may or may not end up being the Right Way to do things in the future.

Please ignore the blue blinks. The monitor kind of sucks at syncing to component video sometimes. I would’ve used HDMI, but the Wii U cannot output analog audio simultaneously with HDMI (at least not for the Wii U menu part), and I cannot capture HDMI audio."





On the Wii U specs, Marcan Tweeted the following:...
 

PS3 Fail0verflow CORE OS PS3Tools COSPKG and COSUnPKG Updated

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104w ago - Today Spanish PS3 homebrew developer Estwald has updated the COSPKG and COSUnPKG PlayStation 3 CORE OS PS3Tools originally released by Sven Peter of Fail0verflow attempting to fix some of the prevailing bugs.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Required cygwin1.dll, cygz.dll, and cyggcc_s-1.dll)

Below is a rough translation, as follows with a better one HERE courtesy of daveribz: Hello, when the team fail0verflow published his tools, it was clear that not all were functional, or lack of certain bugs. Waninkoko had the "honor" to check in their own flesh (unfortunately) when your CFW few bricks caused due to incorrect operation of certain tools.

Recently brought new CFW that apparently have the same problem when composing the CORE OS package (and at least I could check in on Rogero cospkg being used...
 

Hermes EOL and fail0verflow GIT PS3 Tools Released and More!

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197w ago - Today Hermes from EOL and fail0verflow have made available all of their GIT PS3 tools to developers following the recent legal action from Sony.

Download: PS3 Tools / PS3 Tools (GIT Dump) / [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: "LEGAL TOOLS that do not contain any keys or any SONY software created by the team fail0verflow (please clone this respositoy and avoid to the big fish eats the small fish using the money and the recurses of one Multinational against talented people that seeking new hombrew uses in the PS3 console and the return of Linux)

Added the last fail0verflow tools downloaded before SONY act against the Homebrew and Linux and the free use of OUR console relying on commercial pretexts that should not apply to persons who do these things without profit purpose."

In related PS3 homebrew news today, [Register or Login to view links] has released PUPPy, a PlayStation Update Package (PUP) packer/unpacker completely written in Python with a Windows 32 binary...
 

Video: Standalone Linux on PS3 Slim 27C3 Fail0verflow Demo

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198w ago - Today PlayStation 3 hacking group Fail0verflow has tweeted news of a Standalone Linux PS3 Slim 27C3 Fail0verflow demo that Marcan42 wanted to show off during this year's 27C3 but couldn't due to the video not working.

From the video's caption, to quote: "This is what the fail0verflow 27c3 demo *should* have looked like. As it turns out, the reason why we didn't have working video and had to fall back to an SSH demo was because this Slim is too new to run version 3.15 (what we tried to run), since it does not correctly support this particular revision of the RSX. So here's the same demo, except with version 3.41, which does work."

For those who missed it, pytey of Fail0verflow was also recently interviewed by the BBC.

The video can be seen below, and here are some related Fail0verflow tweets:

Standalone Linux on the PS3 Slim demo (with video): [Register or Login to view links] (this is what *should* have been the 27c3 demo,...
 

BBC Interviews Fail0verflow and GeoHot on Recent PS3 Hacks

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198w ago - Today the BBC (linked above) has published an interview conducted with PlayStation 3 hackers fail0verflow and GeoHot on the recent PS3 hacks and summarizing the unveiling Sony's secret key.

Below is the interview, to quote: "The PlayStation 3's security has been broken by hackers, potentially allowing anyone to run any software - including pirated games - on the console

A collective of hackers recently showed off a method that could force the system to reveal secret keys used to load software on to the machine.

A US hacker, who gained notoriety for unlocking Apple's iPhone, has now used a similar method to extract the PS3's master key and publish it online. Sony declined to comment on the hack.

"The complete console is compromised - there is no recovery from this," said pytey, a member of the fail0verflow group of hackers, who revealed the initial exploit at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin in December.

"This is as bad as it gets - someone is...
 
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