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DJ Fukalya
04-11-2010, 01:59 PM
It's only a matter of time before the PlayStation 3 is fully hacked.

Here's a chronological report of the modding progress so far:

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/106/1063232p1.html


Sony Investigating PlayStation 3 Hack Claims
Pirated software may soon be possible on Sony's system.
by Jim Reilly

January 25, 2010 - Noted iPhone hacker George Hotz wrote on this personal blog he has cracked Sony's PlayStation 3 console, a process, he says, that took him five weeks.

"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," he claims.

Since the console's release three years ago, hackers have been unsuccessful at cracking the PlayStation 3's strong security.

"It's supposed to be unhackable - but nothing is unhackable," Hotz told BBC News. "I can now do whatever I want with the system. It's like I've got an awesome new power - I'm just not sure how to wield it."

Holtz also said he is unwilling to reveal the exploit, saying it's "not really patchable," but Sony can make implementations much harder.

A Sony spokesperson said the company is investigating the report and would clarify the situation as more information becomes available.

http://geohotps3.blogspot.com/2010/01/hello-hypervisor-im-geohot.html

PS3 Firmware (v3.21) Update
(GEOHOT Says Don't Update)

PS3 Firmware (v3.21) Update (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/03/28/ps3-firmware-v3-21-update/)

http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/index.htm

^^^GEOHOT IS PISSED!!!

http://geohotps3.blogspot.com/2010/03/dont-update.html

Don***8217;t Update
A note to people interested in the exploit and retaining OtherOS support, DO NOT UPDATE. When 3.21 comes out, I will look into a safe way of updating to retain OtherOS support, perhaps something like Hellcat***8217;s Recovery Flasher. I never intended to touch CFW, but if that***8217;s how you want to play***8230;

Wait, you are removing a feature?
First off, I want to apologize to all the people who use Linux on their PS3. Before releasing, I weighed the pros and cons, and considered the possibility of an impact on OtherOS support. My logic was this. OtherOS support had already been removed from the Slim(not for technical reasons; I believe it only existed in the first place to promote the Cell for IBM) The builders had apparently no intention of including it in future products. So for the purposes of openness why not release? Not like anything else has(or probably will be) done on the PS3.

Now you go and remove a feature that people expected to be included with the expensive device they purchased, citing ***8220;security concerns***8221;. What security concerns? It***8217;s not like the exploit can be run even close to without the users knowledge. You have to open the ****ing thing up. How could this harm users? Your blog post doesn***8217;t list positive reasons for upgrading like I think most users expect. Instead it lists things you will lose if you don***8217;t upgrade. Seriously?

The PlayStation 3 is the only product I know that loses features throughout it***8217;s life cycle. Software PS2 emulation, SACD playback, and OtherOS support are all just software switches you can flip. It***8217;s unbelievable you would go and flip one, not just on new boxes you are shipping, but on tens of millions already in the field.

Again I***8217;m sorry users. Sony, I expected more from you.

Maybe this was the boost we were waiting for? Time will only tell now in the next few days, and remember not to upgrade your PS3 for the time being.

http://geohotps3.blogspot.com/

PS3 Custom firmware 3.21 with OtherOS

http://geohotps3.blogspot.com/2010/04/otheros-supported-on-321oo.html

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
OtherOS Supported on "3.21OO"
Here is a video demoing my "custom firmware". It's not any sort of version string change; I would have added something showing off the new features of 3.21, but oh wait, there aren't any.

This can be installed without having to open up your PS3, just by restoring a custom generated PUP file, but only from 3.15 or previous. It's possible this CFW will also work on the slim to actually *enable* OtherOS; I'll know when my infectus gets here.

No release date yet, use the proxy hack to play online with 3.15

Note to the people who removed OtherOS, you are potentially turning 100000+ legit users into "hackers." There was a huge(20x) traffic ****e to this blog after the announcement of 3.21. If I had ads on this site I guess I'd be thanking you.
Posted by George Hotz at 10:06 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-9wLWQ4-uA

Southpaw Great
04-11-2010, 06:28 PM
Can you only be hacked when you go online?

The Gully Gad
04-11-2010, 06:34 PM
My ps3 been playin up eva since that update

xzworks
04-11-2010, 06:42 PM
blue ray is very hard to crack i guess..but ive seen in manila a modded ps3 that can play illegal game but still hangs mid game...not perfect but getting there..

Southpaw Great
04-11-2010, 06:45 PM
My ps3 been playin up eva since that update

Say If I buy a new PS3 Slim tommorow. If I don't go on online what so ever, will my console still get hacked?

Andre Wardttke
04-11-2010, 08:12 PM
Say If I buy a new PS3 Slim tommorow. If I don't go on online what so ever, will my console still get hacked?

I think you've got the wrong end of the stick. It's not about people being able to hack into other people's PS3's...."hacking" in this context is people being able to hack the hardware/software of their own PS3's in order to install homebrew applications, and eventually being able to pirate and play copied PS3 games.

Southpaw Great
04-11-2010, 08:17 PM
I think you've got the wrong end of the stick. It's not about people being able to hack into other people's PS3's...."hacking" in this context is people being able to hack the hardware/software of their own PS3's in order to install homebrew applications, and eventually being able to pirate and play copied PS3 games.

Oh, so this person won't be able to affect anyone else's PS3's?

Thanks for clearing this up.

badboy125
04-12-2010, 02:26 PM
its not bluray that need to be cracked but the system OS