PS3 HDD Finally Decrypted

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  1. Rock Raiyu
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    According to Haxnetwork, hackers have managed to decrypt the hard drive of a retail PS3. Things have been relatively quiet when it comes to hacking the PS3, at least publicly anyway.

    http://www.haxnetwork.net/2009/02/ps3-hdd-decrypted/

    So what exactly comes next? lol
     
  2. triassic911

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    The ps3 scene doesn't really want to release anything until they are sure their modchip works.
     
  3. Devil May Cry

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    Which would be a very smart thing to do. Sony probably gets a little boost out of that, saying they haven't been hacked...yet.
     
  4. jalaneme

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    if this works, i want to load of DLC and PSN games for free [​IMG]
     
  5. squirt1000

    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    Its been confirmed by various other sites that it has NOT been decrypted [​IMG] Im glad no loaders or modchips exist for this system! Sonys encryption is standing up very well to the hackers [​IMG]
     
  6. unknownworlder

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    It will get hacked. Don't bother, just let time and the hackers do their job.

    No console will ever be free from flashcarts and modchips!

    MUAHAHAHA.
     
  7. deathfisaro

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    Damn, 512 byte key?
    If a key is unique to each console, decryption on some consoles will take practically forever.
    Hopefully it's a global key...
     
  8. TanookiSuit

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    Fantastic news that it's not broken. It's about time a system came along that didn't get busted wide open for a good long time. Buy your shit or you really don't NEED it that badly. As bad off as Sony is right now this is a good thing, and a balance to the easily busted PSP.
     
  9. Joe88

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    they went all out with system security on this one
    dedicated a whole SPE core on the cell to secruity alone

    though it was be a lot of fun if we could just launch NES/SNES/N64/GBA/ect... emu's off the PS3 XMB [​IMG]
     
  10. Rock Raiyu
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    If you scroll down, theres proof that its not fake with NDT saying "I'm really happy to claim that i never saw this before." So its probably not fake.
     
  11. squirt1000

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    Screw backups, I dont plan on buying any BDr disks for backups anytime soon but emulation and homebrew would be awesome!
     
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    Sony won't be happy when their system finally gets cracked. It's lasted awhile but, with time, anything is hackable.
     
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    i predict by christmas will we able to play backups [​IMG]
     
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    But don't forget that breaking the PS3 will boost it's sales...
    Wanting to play a lot of games... buy a PS3 break it...dnld games and try them...and then buy the games that you really want..

    It's good
     
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    It has to be possible to view/read/write the contents of a PS3 hard drive. Being standard hardware, the barriers aren't physical.
     
  17. Blue Zoidberg

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    If the quick tutorial is to be read correctly, it's really dead simple to see what section the encryption is in.
    Whether or not it can be modified is the real story i suppose...
    I must say, Hooray to Sony for making it hard!
    -BZ
     
  18. thegame07

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    Ps3 games are really cheap these days, they are that cheap I don't think I would even use back ups on my ps3. I will just stick to buying ps3 games [​IMG] It would be good if they could get some emulators working on it though.
     
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    there is no doubt that cracking the system would boost ps3 sales but in the end people dont always download the games they want and then buy them if they really like them. hardware sales would soar but on the other hand software sales will die down leading to a downfall in good new titles and productivity/creativity by the software vendors. think about the psp. i bought one when i found out that metal gear acid was exclusive to it...it also helped that i realized that the psp was cracked wide open by hackers running 1.5. unfortunately i was stuck with a new 2.0 psp. given time those same hackers found a way around the 2.0 preventative measures for hacks and whammy - downloadable umd games were popping up like crazy. in essence what im trying to say is that the era when i bought my psp was full of new and upcoming games (and good ones too) but now, even though there are still some good, new up and coming games, the psp's software industry was slowly dying down.
     
  20. thegame07

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    I didn't know about that, thanks! I will look into it [​IMG]