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joyrider (OP)

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ps3 hacked for real (not the geohotz story)
« on: August 20, 2010, 01:44:37 am »
would have thought somebody already posted it here, but it seem the ps3 got hacked by reverse engineering a "special usb key" from a developpers unit. *They* can make these keys themselves now and it makes a normal ps3 think that you are using a developpers unit which means running unsigned code ...

a bit of a shame imo, plus pretty stupid from sony i think, why leave the code for this on the "normal ps3's / firmware's"  they have to check for something to know if it's a dev unit or not ...

ah well do your googling :)

Reo

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Re: ps3 hacked for real (not the geohotz story)
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 06:59:34 am »
I read up on it, and it works using a heap overflow by emulating a USB hub, and by some fake USB magic it pushes unsigned code into memory and it gets executed, I think because one of the fake USB IDs indicates a device firmware upgrade of some sort and the PS3 "expects it". I doubt that a "special USB key" from a developer's unit would do the same thing, but if so, someone at Sony is very clever.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2010, 07:01:43 am by Reo »

darfgarf

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Re: ps3 hacked for real (not the geohotz story)
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 08:56:09 am »
someone at Sony is very clever.

or very studpi for leaving it in the release version of the firmware/etc

 

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