Video: Standalone Linux on PS3 Slim 27C3 Fail0verflow Demo

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171w 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): http://goo.gl/8oZVj (this is what *should* have been the 27c3 demo,...
 

BBC Interviews Fail0verflow and GeoHot on Recent PS3 Hacks

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171w 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...
 

Fail0verflow PS3 Tools, GeoHot METLDR Root Key, GT5 Decrypted!

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171w ago - Update #2: GeoHot has now released GeoHot_1st.self (first signed PS3 homebrew on Firmware 3.55) and Lv2diag.self (also Lv2diag.elf in ELF format) stating the following: "...and this is a real self, hello world although it's not NPDRM, so it won't run off the hard drive. shouts to the guys who did PSL1GHT. without you, I couldn't release this. first piece of homebrew you can run, put in service mode, put on usb stick, boot."

Next up, Ifcaro has released PUPView BETA, to quote roughly translated: "PUPView is a GUI application used to view and extract the contents of the PUP update files for the PlayStation 3. At the moment it will only permit you to extract, but I also have plans to simplify the creation of new PUP files thanks to the new keys released "

In other PS3 hacking news today, KaKaRoToKs has released a PS3 PUP Packing Tool, a PS3 OFW to CFW Script and Fix_TAR...
 

SynaPS3 FINAL JailBreak Library Preceding Fail0verflow Release

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172w ago - Here is the final revision of SynaPS3 preceding the release of fail0verflow's tools. SynaPS3 will not be updated further until the fail0verflow team releases their tools.

Download: SynaPS3 FINAL "JailBreak" Library / SynaPS3 GIT

This is a final revision in the sense that all further github pushes will be based on the new private key related tools, and I can only hope that the improvements made to SynaPS3 in the near future will help it become a powerful tool for PS3 devs when the new tools become available.

The next github push will remove all syscalls and focus on fail0verflow specific tools, so all functions related to specific payloads or calls will be unavailable, in the hopes that the next push will have far better means of implementing many things.

Once again, I hoped to finish coding a way of writing to /dev_flash without Peek/Poke, but this goal was not realized as I did not have that much time this month to work on SynaPS3...
 

Fail0verflow: 27C3 PS3 Exploit Hacker Conference 2010 Highlights

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172w ago - Update: As planned, today Marcan42 has showed a Fail0verflow live demo (videos below) of him booting up a PS3 Slim to a Linux Kernel during the Lightning Talks as part of Day 4 at the 27C3 PS3 Exploit Hacker Conference.

Below are the fail0verflow PS3 exploit details along with related 27C3 (Chaos Communication Congress) Hacker Conference 2010 PlayStation 3 highlights.

Currently it includes an outline and details on PS3 SELF Crypto and PS3 SELF File Format and Decryption, and will be updated throughout the day as new details and video footage (full video now HERE- Thanks zeromx) arrive.

As previously reported, the PS3 hacking segment took place today at 16:00 (local time) in Saal 1 and a live stream was available in the following formats:

  • Saal 1 H.264: http://saal1.h264.27c3.fem-net.de/
  • Saal 1 WMV: http://wmv.27c3.fem-net.de/saal1
  • Saal 1 Audio: http://audio.27c3.fem-net.de/27c3_saal1.ogg
  • Saal 1 Slides: http://saal1.slides.27c3.fem-net.de/