Geohot Has Hacked The Playstation 3

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  1. teusjuh
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    teusjuh GBAtemp Regular

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    Hello hypervisor, I'm geohot

    I have 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, as I now have dumps of LV0 and LV1.

    3 years, 2 months, 11 days...thats a pretty secure system

    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 [​IMG]

    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...


    Source information: http://geohotps3.blogspot.com (blog from Geohot)
     


  2. FAST6191

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    I saw some work about a week back on this, good to know it came to something.

    Awaits flood of questions from those who just do not understand.
     
  3. Davess

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    Good job, (Now i need to buy a PS3 [​IMG])
     
  4. Sc4rFac3d

    Sc4rFac3d GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Seems thrustworthy, wonder if we're finally there. The real deal. PS3 homebrew could be amazing.
     
  5. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Sorry to be a skeptic, but i'll believe it when it becomes publicly accessible. I got my hopes up for that mod chip that looked totally legit too, but then the website turned into a link farm once the "release date" hit.
     
  6. TheDestroyer

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    NIce.. I hope this continues... been dreaming of the day ps3 will be hacked..
     
  7. DeltaBurnt

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    And a couple weeks after I get a PS3.

    Do want!
     
  8. Sterling

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    Z.Z; Well, I guess I need an extra excuse to get a PS3. [​IMG]
     
  9. superrob

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    Wow.. geohot does it again [​IMG]
     
  10. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

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    Instead of doing this I am still waiting for you to release the next Jailbreak for the iPod Touch 3G. I can't turn my iPod Touch off and I really want a untethered jailbreak. So instead of doing stuff for the ps3 please finish what you where doing for the iTouch.
     
  11. pitoui

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    Nah I'm glad he's working on hacking the PS3. The possibilities could be amazing.


    As for Iphone/Ipod, they suck.


    "In my honest opinion".
     
  12. Elritha

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    Interesting news. Will be keeping a close eye on this. Don't have a ps3, but that could change in the future.
     
  13. Rock Raiyu

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    First it was the Wii, then it was the 360, now its the PS3. Looks like the seventh gen is done.
     
  14. FenrirWolf

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    Well, it's hardly "done" yet. MS waged a pretty good war against modders and the PS3 has barely begun. It took a good while after the Wii was hacked for anything to come of it.

    But still, it's pretty cool that Geohot managed to pull it off. I have him to thank for my jailbroken iPod Touch on 3.1.2 and hope to have unsigned stuff running on my PS3 when the time comes.
     
  15. ComplicatioN

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    Good Luck, Have Fun. =]
     
  16. Rock Raiyu

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    Well, I meant exploit wise. I'm not talking about homebrew or hack wise lol.

    It always starts with one exploit which then expands into homebrew and hacks which then turn into many more exploits. That's just how the scene works in my opinion.
     
  17. Nottulys

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    [​IMG] Heres to Geohot, and the future of Homebrew!
     
  18. Maikel Steneker

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    Great news, I can't wait to see some video material and of course a release.
     
  19. Thoob

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    Thank you Geohot, for being the first "non-fake"! I can't wait!
     
  20. Satangel

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    EPIC. Finally!
    I don't have a PS3, but it feels good to know the pirates take another one down!