Hotz vows to bring back linux on PS3

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by heartgold, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. heartgold
    OP

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,353
    1,038
    Sep 11, 2009
    London
    source - http://playstationfeed.com/hacker-vows-to-...k-linux-on-ps3/
    haha this is funny, I'd love to see what Hotz can do.
     
  2. uiaad

    uiaad Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    50
    2
    Dec 23, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I just think its funny he didn't expect sony to do this. I mean until this sony with the ps3 has had a pretty much flawless security record, why risk losing money to piracy when there is a simple fix to the problem, take the feature away.

    Its like if you owned a casino and some one figured out a way for getting one peticular machine to pay out constantly, what do you do ? you take it away and it only fair for a company to protect its product.
     
  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Member
    16,385
    3,981
    Nov 17, 2008
    Australia
    Queensland
    you can pretty much kiss pirating on the ps3 goodbye now he won't find a way around it the ps3 isn't the wii [​IMG]
     
  4. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

    Member
    2,810
    1
    Jul 2, 2007
    Brazil
    He wants to find a way to get 3.21 with the OtherOS intact, this has nothing to do with piracy.
     
  5. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

    Member
    10,161
    1,878
    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    so taking OtherOS away which was use to help stop a chance of privacy actually did the opposite and cause more problems


    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Member
    16,385
    3,981
    Nov 17, 2008
    Australia
    Queensland
    BULLSHIT his whole goal is to find exploits in the ps3 so homebrew (and piracy) can be done. he would have succeeded too if sony didn't plug the only hole to exploit [​IMG]
     
  7. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,702
    0
    Dec 2, 2007
    because its completely impossible for him to bring back OtherOS right. sony have been pretty smart with their anti homebrew/anti piracy so far. but if enough people get together on it its bound to break sooner or later. First it was hotz with the lv 0 and 1 dumps, now JaicraB with a Lv 2 hv dump. its just going to get bigger from here, more and more people are going to work on it. No one is going to give up just because sony removed OtherOS.
     
  8. zuron7

    zuron7 RBYG

    Member
    1,369
    3
    Apr 6, 2009
    India
    GPS not available in this area
    The OtherOS feature is important because it was through linux and XP that Geohot could access the Hardware of the PS3.
     
  9. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,466
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Not everybody seeks to hack a console to pirate games. It's called homebrew. And really, would you want to download 25GB sized PS3 games? And unless they're able to run through a USB port, you're screwed. No one's gonna buy a Bluray burner and discs to pirate PS3 games. You might as well just buy the games used or something. Even then, I don't think many people bothered dumping PS3 games since it's the only console this gen without a way to pirate games.

    As for Sony, I think it's a silly move. By the time anything would have come of the exploit, odds are they could've updated the PS3 with a way to keep OtherOS while fixing the exploit.
     
  10. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,702
    0
    Dec 2, 2007
    agbx database has around 750~ games dumped for ps3 i think. we've been able to dump ps3 games for ages now, its just no one has been really been bothered to keep track of them.
     
  11. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Member
    6,022
    892
    Apr 4, 2009
    Wrong. GeoHotz is 100% AGAINST piracy. His goal is to get homebrew. It may then be abused by other, less talented "hackers" who will steal all fame, and be hailed as heroes when in actual fact, they did nothing GeoHotz couldn't have done if he wanted, but GeoHotz won't be releasing any piracy related stuff unless he has a sudden change of heart. Reading his blog posts, I don't think thats likely.
     
  12. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,113
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Am I the only one thinking that maybe, just maybe, some people might want the OtherOS option to ACTUALLY USE LINUX?

    I mean, excuse me if that's crazy talk...
     
  13. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,125
    53
    Nov 18, 2006
    Germany
    SONY made a grave mistake. OpenPlatform was pretty much the strongest force in keeping hackers of their backs, at least those not into piracy. Nice job breaking it.
     
  14. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Supervisor
    11,036
    7,349
    Oct 23, 2007
    Italy
    PowerLevel: 9001
    IIRC, those are incomplete dumps. So they could have to redump them in the future.

    ...I still have to see something from GeoHot, aside a few screenshot and some wires soldered here and there.
     
  15. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Member
    11,650
    2,934
    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    NYC
    no it wasnt

    it was the encryption and the single SPE core dedicated to system security that kept hackers at bay
     
  16. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Member
    6,611
    218
    Oct 23, 2004
    Tanzania
    Dar es Salaam
    i wonder if PS will release a quick update against it
     
  17. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,125
    53
    Nov 18, 2006
    Germany
    I am not talking about physical/digital defenses. If anything, they are the attack target for hackers. What I am talking about is that the presence of an ability to run custom code on the platform without having to hack it in the first place was instrumental in keeping the homebrew scene from trying to liberate the PS3, leaving only pirates interested in cracking it. Until they removed it.