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Sony Finds GeoHot PSN Account, PS3 Hacker in South America

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183w ago - Update: Some more legal doc updates have now surfaced, which include GeoHot's laywers response refuting Sony's claims (via [Register or Login to view links]) that the "blickmaniac" PSN account belongs to him.

[Register or Login to view links] is also reproting that GeoHot's PS3 SCEJ manuals remained sealed, that he couldn't have known of SCEA to set up a PSN account and that the PlayStation 3 serial numbers don't match.

Today many sites are reporting that Sony has allegedly found George Hotz's PSN account under the nickname of blickmanic which would subject him to their TOS, that the PS3 hacker is currently [Register or Login to view links] or [Register or Login to view links] in South America, and finally that GeoHot may have intentionally removed integral components of his impounded hard drives prior to delivery.

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Rumor: Sony Recruiting PS3 Hackers to Combat Console Piracy

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184w ago - A few weeks back we reported that Sony was hiring IP investigators as part of forming a PS3 anti-piracy program, and today Dutch site PSX-Sense (linked above) reports that they may also be recruiting PlayStation 3 hackers as well.

According to rumor, Sarah McRae [Register or Login to view links] Koushik Dutta regarding a Software Engineer position that is opening at SCEA.

To quote, roughly translated: Something we wouldn't expect from Sony; they are recruiting hackers for a job at SCEA. A hacker named Koush got an e-mail, which is 100% real, from Sarah McRae which works onsite at the Talent Acquisition department.

He had been asked for a job at the R&D Departmen at Sony, we're sure Koushik isn't the only hacker which has been contacted by Sony. As a proof Koush posted a screenshot of the e-mail.
 

FBANext PS3 r424 MC68000 / Z80 Arcade Emulator is Released

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185w ago - Today squarepusher2 has updated the MC68000 / Z80 Arcade Emulator to FBANext PS3 r424, which includes many changes as outlined below.

Download: FBANext PS3 - r424 (FW 1.92+/FW 3.15/FW 3.41/CFW 3.55)

To quote: Since I now have commit access (thanks to Lantus), I can drop the 'custom' label and instead give you straight version releases.

This one I committed today - it includes all my changes from the previous three or four custom versions including a ton of additional improvements - this CHANGELOG is probably not very decipherable for the average user, but I'm going to post this here anyway since it would take too long to create a new CHANGELOG:

CHANGELOG (r424)

  • (PS3) Added waterpaint-normalcontrast.cg, waterpaint-normalcontrast-scanline.cg, waterpaint-highcontrast.cg, waterpaint-highcontrast-scanline.cg shaders
  • (PS3) Optimized crt.cg shader - now runs at 60fps (fullspeed) at 1080p (1920x1080). Also added crt-highgamma.cg.
  • (PS3) Texture references used - far faster graphics code as a result. Also adapted refreshwithalpha so that it looks the same as it did before without texture references.
  • (PS3) Added all the shaders added inbetween...

 

Sony Sues Graf Chokolo for 1 Million Euros, He's Still PS3 Hacking!

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187w ago - Shortly following Sony's raid on his house, Dukio have now confirmed while posting a legal notice that Sony is suing Alexander Egorenkov known in the PS3 scene as Graf Chokolo for 1 million Euros and he [Register or Login to view links] that he still wants to continue hacking the PlayStation 3 console with [Register or Login to view links] reporting he has received over $28k in donations already!

To quote: I received a legal notice from SCEE lawyers requesting me to remove the coolstuff links that graf_chokolo has distributed on grafchokolo.com as well as the links at this blog. What i found interesting in the legal notice is that the lawyers are suing graf_chokolo for 1 million euros. That is quite a number, but graf_chokolo doesn't seem to care.

He still want to hack the PS3, where he said he cannot sleep knowing that he cannot touch the hypervisor of the PS3. Man, i never see someone like graf, he is an extraordinary genius hacker that Sony wasting it by making a...
 

PS3 ELF Builder v0.9 RC1 by DeLiGhT is Now Available

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189w ago - Today Heden of DeLiGhT has released PS3 ELF Builder v0.9 RC1 which can be used to rebuild ELF files from Graf_Chokolo's PlayStation 3 SELF Decrypter payload followed by some revisions below.

Download: PS3 ELF Builder v0.9 RC1 / PS3 ELF Builder v1.0 (Windows and Linux) / PS3 ELF Builder v1.2 (Windows and Linux)

To quote: Please note, to rebuild the ELF you will need the original encrypted SELF file. The tool is currently Linux only, but should run under Cygwin, on Windows machines.

V1.2
- Windows GUI
- DEBUG symbols now kept (IDA & Xorloser's PS3 Loader)
- Error management with return codes

V1.1
- Build ELF from DEBUG SELF

V1.0
- Initial Release
- Windows & Linux Versions

ELF BUILDER V0.9 RC1 - LINUX VERSION

V0.9 - Release Candidate
Windows Version coming soon - Should work on Windows/Cygwin

ELF BUILDER
Use this tool to rebuild an ELF file from Graf_Chokolo's SELF decrypter

Howto :
Once decrypted by Graf's payload, a SELF/NPDRM file will give you 2 parts:
- xxxxx.0 Decrypted code segment
 
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