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224w ago - About as exciting as recycling the PSN bypass blocked again news, today Engadget reports that Kevin Butler has inadvertently retweeted (now removed) the PS3 METLDR Root Key- specifically the HMAC Dongle Master Key that GeoHot first posted before Sony took legal action for hacking the PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: "Oh, honey. Sony PlayStation's (entirely fictional) Kevin Butler holds many (also fictional) positions within the company, but apparently none of them require him to keep up with (very real) news events. Travis La Marr (aka @exiva) tweeted the now-infamous PS3 METLDR root key towards Butler with the challenge to "Come at me."

What's a spokeperson to do but confuse it for a Battleship reference and retweet the entire code? Obviously someone let him in on the joke, as the tweet's since been removed. At least Sony won't have to subpoena for his info here. Geohot, we hope you're laughing."

PS3 METLDR Root Key ReTweeted by Sony's Kevin Butler

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#16 - shummyr - 224w ago
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I LOL'ed when I read this

#15 - PS4 News - 224w ago
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It happened but was removed afterwards as Kevin Butler did it without realizing what he was retweeting basically.

#14 - Brenza - 224w ago
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I don't understand, is it true or not? o.O

#13 - aamir007 - 224w ago
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Epic fail by Kevin Butler. Lol

#12 - 863dj - 224w ago
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i guess it looks like we finally sunk Sony's battleship. reward: let us have a CFW.

#11 - Anticleric - 224w ago
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So great. Kevin Butler never ceases to make me laugh

#10 - bl4cXh4td3m0n - 224w ago
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MAN this is "classic" at comment number 9... 15 minutes out the box! LOL! Sony... I suddenly feel much better about about myself.

#9 - THCIV - 224w ago
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darn a useless "in court" key too bad it isn't the metldr key that would have really screwed their case, seeing how they themselves would have given out whats needed to start the total decryption of thier software.

#8 - tonybologna - 224w ago
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This is hilarious!

#7 - Neo Cyrus - 224w ago
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He should have added the bro.