Secret Fail0verflow key leak?

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Secret Fail0verflow key leak? by lismati at 8:33 PM (31,471 Views / 0 Likes) 123 replies

  1. lismati
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    There are two possibilities here:

    1: It's the WiiU's Private key, which in that case, congratulations, Fail0verflow!

    2: It's an SHA1 for a code release/utility/exploit to be released in 8 days time.


    Guess someone needs to start testing to see if it's the former, eh?
     
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    Probably more of the second option, when you take Marcan's last tweet into account:

    Pro tip: 40 character hex strings are usually SHA1 hashes, not encryption keys
     
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    Seems to be the sha1
     
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    I highly doubt it's the Wii U's private key, I'm almost certain they wouldn't leak it even if they found it. Also, 8 days appears to be how long it took for them to get that key/hash, since the Wii U was released in Europe 8 days ago.
     
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    Am I the only one who finds it odd that only the first 32 characters are highlighted though?
     
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    I've also been wondering about that, it's hard to tell what it means. I'd love it to be an ARG of some kind, stuff like that rocks. Slim chances though
     
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    I just thought that was an attempt at some kind of signature, replicating the style of the fail0verflow logo

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, makes sense. The whole 32:8 division (both being powers of 2 commonly used in lower-level things) caught my attention.
     
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    And the conspiracy theories begin, just wait a couple weeks and we'll see what this is all about :B
     
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    There is no way in hell that it is the Wii U's Private key (unless Nintendo really fucked up). The first 16 bytes might have been the Wii U common key, but I tried that (by decrypting some Wii U stuff from NUS), and it doesn't seem to be. I suspect it is a SHA1 hash, but the separation of the first 16 bytes from the last 4 is odd.
     
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    Certainly not going to be the private key, that doesn't even make sense. If it was going to be a key, it'd be the public/common key (the one which each WiiU actually has in it). However, it's probably not that either. Judging by marcan's tweet, I'd say it's definitely a SHA1 hash.
     
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    Yep, marcan essentially said it is a sha1 hash. The question is what it is a hash of. BTW these countdown things usually piss me off (I'm talking to you square enix).
     
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    I thought it was more likely to be an SHA1 hash, being so short compared to the nearly 150 character PS3 key.

    I do hope we see something soon though. Those Gamepad-Based emulators in the future call to me...
     
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    I refuse. I will stay up at night, neglecting the urge to pee, in order to unravel the mystery.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's fairly clearly intended as "this is how long it took", not a countdown... it is 8 days since European launch, which equates to more than a couple of the team.
     
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    Good point, I totally missed that (I'm in the US).
     
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    Hash of the OS dump?
     
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    This is very interesting....

    EDIT: Ok i got it, if you inspect the highlighted section(as element) its says sha1sum.
     
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    next you'll be telling me that there is a gun rack exploit
     
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