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PS3 Lv0ldr / Bootldr Exploit Reverse-Engineering Details by Naehrwert

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96w ago - Following up on the previous PS3 Lv0ldr / Bootldr clarifications by marcan42 and wololo, today PlayStation 3 hacker naehrwert has shared some details based on reverse-engineering the exploit used to dump it.

To quote from his blog: The Exploit

As the exploit that was used to dump lv0ldr/bootldr/howeveryouliketocallit is public now, let's have a closer look at it to understand what's going on. Here is what I have reversed from lv0 (it shares the syscon portion of the code with its SPU counterpart):

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Quick PS3 CoreOS Image Tool Code Released by Naehrwert

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121w ago - As a follow-up to his PS3 SCETool v0.2.7 update, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Naehrwert has released the source code for a Quick PS3 CoreOS Image Tool via Twitter.

Files included below are the util.h, util.cpp, types.h and main.cpp released under the GPLv2.

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Sony PlayStation 3 Hacker KaKaRoToKS JailBreaks 3.73 PS3 FW?

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148w ago - To follow-up on the previous article where Sony PlayStation 3 hacker KaKaRoToKS stated "A solution for 3.60+ will be available soon, so no worries - people just need to be patient" comes some more Tweets today on JailBreaking 3.73 PS3 Firmware.

Below are some of the recent announcement [Register or Login to view links] from KaKaRoToKS on JailBreaking PS3 3.73 Firmware, as follows:

  • I will reply.. but I didn't read... yes, file managers and FTP should work fine.
  • and I'm all for competition, no worries. I do this for fun, not for race or whatever. Also, 3.73 cfw is not possible
  • i dont know yet about emulators... All in good time. There s no rush
  • yes, that's the point, to run homebrew.. showtime should work fine. not tested yet.
  • Nope, completely software based.. I won't say anything more than that for now to avoid them blocking it before release.
  • The "kind of" meant I need to fix NPDRM algo for it to run. And no, this will not allow backup managers. And no, it's not a CFW
  • 1 - I won't share it until it's ready to use (still a bit complicated + some missing components), 2 - don't update if...

 

Sony CEO Howard Stringer: PS3 Hackers Haven't Held Us Back

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150w ago - Today The Street (linked above) has interviewed Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer, who states that PS3 hackers have not held them back despite numerous PlayStation Network disruptions over the last year.

He believes that they were the victim of a sophisticated vendetta orchestrated by elements within the hacking community, stating it was a revenge attack, due to them going after a PS3 hacker who exploited the PlayStation 3 console. Below is an excerpt from the interview, to quote:

NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Sony (SNE) has bounced back from a wave of hacking attacks on its PlayStation business earlier this year, according to CEO Sir Howard Stringer, who says that digital assaults are an occupational hazard for major firms.

“The press was on us for four days until somebody else got hacked and everyone realized that hacking is a fact of life,” he said, during a briefing event organized by The Wall Street Journal. “We took it on the chin over and over again - the problem that we have is that we were alone out there, so nobody had anything else to write about that month.”

Sony’s security travails certainly grabbed plenty of headlines. In May, the company confirmed that it was the victim of a massive denial-of-service attack, likely timed to coincide...
 

Video: Eskiss PS3 Homebrew Game from KaKaRoToKS is Released

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158w ago - Today Sony PlayStation 3 hacker KaKaRoToKS has released a PS3 homebrew game port titled Eskiss which utilizes the EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries).

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To quote: The Eskiss game using the EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries) running on a PS3. Smooth framerate at 1080p resolution.

Eskiss is just a simple game like a PoC, I ported it to show you what can be done using the EFL (I love the animations! )

And don't forget, the EFL are the core libraries used by E17, a desktop manager like Gnome or KDE (that's what I use). it's many libraries that can do a lot of things, and have a widget lib (button, sliders, checkbox, etc..) and they should be used in order to create new HB!!

The game can be played with a mouse or with a controller, this video was done using a mouse.

And here's a video for those who didn't try Eskiss yet (yes, I suck at this...
 
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