The Mighty King Falls – PS3 Hacked

Hi ,
This has been a great month for me , good news and good events have been pouring from all around . To add to a list of great events that occurred this month is the recent news that PS3 has been hacked .
PS3 Hacked Pwned by GeoHotz
For starters , PS3 is the most powerful and most secure gaming console of this time! GeoHot(George Hotz ) , a 17 year who was the person who was responsible for the hacking of iPhone has now once again proved that he is the Boy genius.

George Hotz - Hacked PS3

Yesterday he released to the general public the method he used to hack the PS3. This is great development , since PS3 which was not been hacked for the past 3+ years has finally fallen!

Even though some argue that the complete hack and subsequent copying of the game and playing is still not in future. Since, to make PS3 completely hacked , we need the Root Key , the holy grail for everything ! PSP even though hacked at various security levels has still not been compromised on the root key level !.
But this development will mark a new beginning . To quote from his blog

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. I’ve also dumped the NAND without removing it or a modchip.

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.

There are also articles popping up from everywhere that the hack which GeoHotz has revealed is not complete and still needs loads of work like reverse engineering the whole firmware for a full pledged HomeBrew !

You can read about why this method is still in its early stage here

You can also read a in-depth analysis of the method here
This news has been all over the net and PS3 users are actually jumping in the air , whether they can have ISO loader or run Pirated games is still a big


-Urs Siva

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