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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..."

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

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#227 - PS4 News - 266w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Drakhen View Post
so as far as a patch to prevent this, has not Sony already done there part and came out with the slim and removed the other OS option?

Correct, Sony has already removed OtherOS from the Slim so really this "hack" only affects the older PS3 consoles no longer in production.

The French site (PS3Gen) thread is linked here also: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-hacks/playstation-3-hacked-george-hotz-hello-hypervisor-im-geohot-109519-21.html#post281876

Whether the dumps will surface there remains to be seen, I'm guessing they will just post pics or something myself but we'll see.

#226 - Drakhen - 266w ago
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I read that the hack has something to do with the other os part of the Phat Ps3 leaving the slim version users Out of luck on the hack, I do believe it came from the french site that claims they have the geohot dumps, and they say within the next several hours they will release more info, I guess only time will tell, so as far as a patch to prevent this, has not Sony already done there part and came out with the slim and removed the other OS option?

#225 - xUb3rn00dlEx - 266w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Warrorar View Post
lets see. my mind always thinking about... who i wake up. look at ps3 news and then theres a news "PS3 CFW 3.15 DAX released" xD

that would be the funniest what i can imagine

but never mind. what i'm laughing actually about is that some sites write that geohot is trying to hack the system since 3 years 2months and 11 days ^^

i think they didnt understood what he wrote

Unless you're a genius like either Geo or the Devs themselves, most people really don't understand xD (myself included) If a Dev or even the boss may answer this, how exactly would this method be un-patchable? I'm pretty sure Chuck Norris hasn't had anything to do with this hack :P

#224 - Warrorar - 266w ago
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lets see. my mind always thinking about... who i wake up. look at ps3 news and then theres a news "PS3 CFW 3.15 DAX released" xD

that would be the funniest what i can imagine

but never mind. what i'm laughing actually about is that some sites write that geohot is trying to hack the system since 3 years 2months and 11 days ^^

i think they didnt understood what he wrote

#223 - IanJ - 266w ago
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Sounds like things are moving. I have just unplugged the PS3 from the network! Some of the newer games seem to do an in game check of firmware version and if you're not on the latest they crash (probably documented elsewhere on here but I've not been around much lately).

#222 - Jhawkins - 266w ago
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Wow... some people overreact about nothing. Now geohot has done some pretty nice work but he didn't really accomplish anything useful to the public like everybody assumes. When you "hack" something it's different from when you use a "hack" so software is needed he is jus providing the necessary tools to write software for it.

#221 - semitope - 266w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Raze1988 View Post
Oh wow. Isn't that a bad thing?

We're now closer than we ever were. I don't want Sony to patch it asap


If its just dumps I don't think it matters to sony and if its just dumps anyone looking at it might not have much to go on. They'd just have the files to look at with no knowledge of how they were gotten. Unless he has detailed what he did which I doubt. Sony already has the lv0 and lv1 or w/e they are called...

#220 - PS4 News - 266w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Raze1988 View Post
Oh wow. Isn't that a bad thing?

We're now closer than we ever were. I don't want Sony to patch it asap

From a Dev standpoint it is, however, it's already "in the wild" so unfortunately there is no way to stop it from leaking now. GeoHot said he doesn't think it can be patched, and that Sony could make implementing it more difficult, so we'll see what happens I suppose.

#219 - Raze1988 - 266w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post

According to some people on IRC, it's already far in the "leaking" process so I wouldn't be surprised if it surfaces publically on sites like RS/MU in hours or days to come.

Oh wow. Isn't that a bad thing?

We're now closer than we ever were. I don't want Sony to patch it asap

#218 - PS4 News - 266w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Raze1988 View Post
This means we have it? Or a bunch of other people too? It sounded like Geohot was really pissed about all those comments on his blog. I wonder if he told them everything or left something out because of that.

It's now in the hands of the Devs, including Mathieulh (who already sent word out to some sites I see ) so whether GeoHot continues work or not, at least it's heading in the right direction.

According to some people on IRC, it's already far in the "leaking" process so I wouldn't be surprised if it surfaces publically on sites like RS/MU in hours or days to come.

 

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