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PS3 is Hacked by George Hotz - Hello Hypervisor, I'm GeoHot!

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266w ago - The PS3 is hacked, at least according to George Hotz on his latest blog entry (linked above)!!!

This news comes just under a month after he resumed PlayStation 3 hacking!

To quote: "Hello hypervisor, I'm geohot

I have full read/write access to the entire system memory, and HV level access to the processor.

In other words, I have hacked the PS3. The rest is just software. And reversing. I have a lot of reversing ahead of me.

Took 5 weeks, 3 in Boston, 2 here, very simple hardware cleverly applied, and some not so simple software.

Shout out to George Kharrat from iPhoneMod Brasil for giving me this PS3 a year and a half ago to hack. Sorry it took me so long

As far as the exploit goes, I'm not revealing it yet. The theory isn't really patchable, but they can make implementations much harder. Also, for obvious reasons I can't post dumps. I'm hoping to find the decryption keys and post them, but they may be embedded in hardware. Hopefully keys are setup like the iPhone's KBAG.

A lot more to come..."

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#7 - PS4 News - 266w ago
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Word from the PS3 Dev channel is that GeoHot dumped lv1 apparently... so we'll see what happens from here as he shares more details.

#6 - adrianc1982 - 266w ago
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This guy is close to nuts and we have to give it to him, at his short age he is indeed a hacking genius. Whatever the method he used doesn't matter as long as he can give us a way to homebrew. We've seen a lot of development on ps3 dev consoles like mame emulators and what not, so if he opens the door a lot of devs can come in and develop for all of us.

#5 - mmanolos - 266w ago
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Yeah!! Very good news indeed!!

#4 - adrianc1982 - 266w ago
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Well, this is it I guess. Congrats again george, lets see those baby steps now and lets see if we can have something cool by may working

#3 - semitope - 266w ago
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Anyone want to comment on how he managed to get somewhere when on his blog and here devs have been saying he would not be able to do it with his chosen method? Wondering if he tried some other way.

#2 - nightwish - 266w ago
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Amazing news!!

big respect to all DEVs!!

#1 - red8316 - 266w ago
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Holy Shnikes! What a headline! Got that heart skips a beat sensation when I saw this. I suppose one of the next steps would be to duplicate this on another PS3 and hopefully he shares what he has learned with the appropriate people to analyze/investigate further. Here's hoping!


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