Message from Hykem as he quits scene

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  1. mech
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    A farewell note from Hykem (PSP, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Wii U hacker)

    See here:

    Hykems exit post:
    Read me.



    Edit by Cyan: *removed picture and edited thread's title to prevent misunderstanding*
     
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  2. VinsCool

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    Never mind this. OP had to use an old image from months. I was mislead.
     
    Last edited by VinsCool, Aug 18, 2016 - Reason: For fuck's sake, you could have used a better image.
  3. ut2k4master

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    the picture and its content isnt new, but the farewell message is
     
  4. Scarlet

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    The relevant stuff is in the post, not the image. Maybe you should put it in a spoiler on the OP to avoid confusion?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  5. retrofan_k

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    Was going to say the same thing, plus not this bullshit teasing crap over and over again.
     
  6. Voxel

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    I just knew it! I had a massive hunch that legal trouble was behind him leaving the scene(s)!

    Oh well, I suppose... At least Hykem played a big part in most of the hacking scenes - especially the Wii U scene - and I sincerely hope that his life does get better and that his future will shine more brighter. Such a shame that legality gets in the way of greatness sometimes...
     
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    Once again, I was mislead with a fucking image >.<
     
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  8. Mr Objection

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    It is real or not?
     
  9. Scarlet

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    "Hykem contacted me today with a farewell message for the scene. I did best diligence to confirm this message is legit, and to the best of my knowledge, it is. Of course, one can never be 100% sure, but I’ll let you judge."
    The answer is in the Wololo post :P There's no real way to tell.
     
  10. AtlasFontaine

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    Read the message.
     
  11. Mr Objection

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    thanks for the answer
     
  12. zoogie

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    Well, at least we got hykem's life story out of the deal.
    The WiiU scene is saved. :P
     
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  13. loco365

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    Well, at least we can now stop dragging his name along in the mud. Legal reasons are a very legitimate reason to drop out of a scene.
     
  14. KiiWii

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    Thanks @Hykem.

    Cheers for all your contributions.

    We don't need IOSU, but I'm sure it will come eventually in one form or another, from who ever takes up the reigns.

    ;)
     
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    Don't know much about Hykem, neither do I know if this is real. Although if it is rip :mellow:
     
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  16. netovsk

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    I think he sold out to big N.
     
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  17. NexoCube

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    this is sad :c
     
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  18. Jack54782

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    Thank you @Hykem your work documenting the IOSU kernel will pave the way for new homebrew developers and hackers alike.
    Now let's stop speculating about Hykem and do what he wanted to see, this homebrew scene flourish!
     
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  19. duffmmann

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    Well I suppose this confirms the post a few months ago that he had been raided: https://gbatemp.net/threads/hykem-got-raided.418603/

    I have to wonder what exactly he had done to warrant a raid like that. I really doubt exploit the security of the Wii U was close to enough for all his shit to get seized like that. Based on what he says about being "a curious guy taking a master’s degree in Computer Science with a strong interest in cryptography and security models." I'm inclined tot think he may been tinkering with security systems he shouldn't have been getting close to, perhaps government or NASA related, who knows. But that's what I'm inclined to think based on what little I know about the guy.
     
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  20. loco365

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    Nah, I think the big N was threatening him with legal action since he hinted at the IOSU release which would have basically been possibly the final nail in the coffin for the Wii U. If he sold out, he'd

    a. still be on the internet
    b. not have lost jobs and almost be kicked out of school.

    The fact that this comes through Wololo makes this pretty legitimate, so it's a message from Hykem for sure. Edit: Also yes as stated above it does confirm the raid, probably on a warrant served on Nintendo's behalf to have his computers and whatnot seized. This means that whatever entrypoints he had documented, Nintendo may actually know about and may patch. It has nothing to do with the government or the NSA, it's Nintendo trying to protect their intellectual property and ensure that they can still get sales. If the IOSU hack was released through him, they know it'll open the doors to blatant piracy and Hykem could have be on the hook for millions, much like @kongsnutz was. Heck, he might still be for all we know.
     
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