• PS3 Signing keys have been found (Sign any code) aka ps3 is fucked
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They cracked it because the security of the PS3 is actually a piece of shit when you look at it closely. The random number used to create private keys was the same every single fucking time, so anyone can create private keys that are every bit as authentic as the Sony ones. The hypervisor's a piece of junk. LV2 can access SPU's, even though Sony's own official method is to proxy the SPU usage through the hypervisor's. It's a fucking mess when someone that knows what he's doing looks at it. I have literally no knowledge on this subject and even I understand how much of a fucking mess it is.
Can't wait for homebrew! Maybe somebody will port XBMC to it. :buddy:
To be honest, I just want OtherOS back. I want to be able to have it set up with Linux on it. That way I can get my Linux without having to have an unstable dual-boot on my laptop.
[QUOTE=Dr. Deeps;27066665]To be honest, I just want OtherOS back. I want to be able to have it set up with Linux on it. That way I can get my Linux without having to have an unstable dual-boot on my laptop.[/QUOTE] Unstable?
[QUOTE=Dr Nick;27066719]Unstable?[/QUOTE] His hardware probably sucks. Or is so locked down that the community can't make proper drivers, and the company made shitty proprietary drivers for Linux.
Someone at sony lost their job today
It's funny because this explains it perfectly: [img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/random_number.png[/img] tl;dw: The signatures were supposed to be based off of a random number, but Sony, being genius, decided to use the same random number across the entire signature. If you can fakesign code that looks exactly like Sony's code, incoming piracy and homebrew.
There's still a lot of keys they haven't gotten their hands on. These guys are only interested in running homebrew and Linux, but inevitably as a side effect of homebrew, piracy will happen. Really, Sony was fine before they removed OtherOS, but now they've pissed off a lot of people that like their Linux. Also, I'm just paraphrasing the presentation, go watch it in full, it's quite interesting.
PS3 has the potential to be the greatest homebrew platform ever (aside from PC, of course), I want to see where this goes. And honestly, piracy is a tiny concern what with the games being up to 50GB in size. I can see this opening the doors for PS2 emulation on all consoles again, returned Linux support, things like that.
I love this. I can't wait to turn my PS3 into the ultimate media station and a server for shit. I haven't even updated my PS3 just so it wouldn't get gimped by the OtherOS removal update. This time the Linux support won't be limited by Sony, either. Piracy might be an issue, but it doesn't concern me since I won't be pirating anything.
Hell yes! Bringing back PS2 emulation, Disc Jailbreaks, Homebrew Discs, so many possibilities.
[QUOTE=meppers;27065093]Is it possible for them to just ban accounts on hacked ps3's?[/QUOTE] Ban accounts for using custom firmware and they'll be banning accounts from making purchases on the Playstation Store. And when they make an entire catalog of games become 100% unable to purchase guess what the only alternative is. That's right, the people who got banned will start pirating shit.
[QUOTE=wingless;27067384]Hell yes! Bringing back PS2 emulation[/QUOTE] I strongly doubt this is possible
[QUOTE=B1N4RY!;27067410]I strongly doubt this is possible[/QUOTE] I dunno, you can emulate a fair share of PS2 games on the IBM PC platform, and we all know how horrible that platform really is compared to the Cell processor architecture, that the PS3's processor happens to be based on.
Makes me want a PS3.
1. Hack is released to public 2. Sony sees increase in sales 3. Sony proclaims "Uhh, yeah we like it"
PS3 is sold at loss if they only do hardware sales and everybody pirates the games they won't like it one bit. The worst part is Sony as a publisher is actually really awesome, anything that would hurt them would hurt gaming as a whole.
PS2 emulation please. If I can run a PS2 emulator on a PC, surely they can get this shit working.
[QUOTE=BmB;27067862]PS3 is sold at loss if they only do hardware sales and everybody pirates the games they won't like it one bit. The worst part is Sony as a publisher is actually really awesome, anything that would hurt them would hurt gaming as a whole.[/QUOTE] True, It would be nice to finally see some compromise. For their previous consoles both had public SDK versions at a reasonable price, why not the PS3?
Power architecture is also used on the Gamecube and Wii. Actually decent GC/Wii emulation, anyone? Let's not forget that the Wiimote is Bluetooth as well. Even if they can't run it natively, emulating it probably wouldn't be an issue either, considering how powerful the Cell processor is.
[QUOTE=jjsullivan;27067831]1. Hack is released to public 2. Sony sees increase in sales 3. Sony proclaims "Uhh, yeah we like it"[/QUOTE] They sell consoles at a loss or gain very little for years and sometimes never make money on hardware, most profit is from software sales.
So when does this come out
[QUOTE=Starpluck;27068110]So when does this come out[/QUOTE] Err, it basically is out right now. Didn't you see the video? It very clearly explains how to exploit the shit out the system. Also, when PS3's go obsolete, I'll probably talk to my big brother and go, hey, don't sell your PS3 to some random person, sell it to me. Probably get it for cheap that way. That shit is probably a fucking beast in tasks that require a lot of processing power. Sure it's low on RAM, but you could throw an SSD in there to replace the harddrive and setup SWAP and it would probably be a very nice system. Sure, an SSD probably won't match RAM-performance, but eh.
I love the fail0verflow guys. Because of them I got a lot more use out of my Wii than I would have if it weren't modded. Now my PS3 is going to get a breath of life too :)
[QUOTE=BmB;27067862]PS3 is sold at loss if they only do hardware sales and everybody pirates the games they won't like it one bit. The worst part is Sony as a publisher is actually really awesome, anything that would hurt them would hurt gaming as a whole.[/QUOTE] [url=http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2010/06/29/ps3-no-longer-sold-at-loss/]It hasn't been sold at a loss since June[/url]
[QUOTE=Olas;27068275]I love the fail0verflow guys. Because of them I got a lot more use out of my Wii than I would have if it weren't modded. Now my PS3 is going to get a breath of life too :)[/QUOTE] Pretty much this. Team Twiizers should seriously work for one of these massive console companies by now--they even posted on their blog on how to properly implement the PS3's encryption scheme.
[QUOTE=MIPS;27066546]Didn't they do this on the PS2 as well but then realize you still gotta have the unofficial code on a pressed disc? I guess since the PS3 has USB, that's no longer the case. I really wanna see what voodoo magic they pull to get out of this one. Everything I can think of somehow breaks the OS or means anything made up until now can no longer be run.[/QUOTE]they could just simply put out an update that tightens the encryption a little bit somehow and then for every previous title a very minor update. that'd be too much work, though
[QUOTE=M_B;27068480]they could just simply put out an update that tightens the encryption a little bit somehow and then for every previous title a very minor update. that'd be too much work, though[/QUOTE] People would need to update all of their games first, and there's no way to prevent a firmware upgrade until everyone updates all of their games because there's no way of knowing how many games everyone has Sony is basically SOL for the foreseeable future
Just glad I don't own a ps3, look at all that removed support just because they can't fix some hackers.
[QUOTE=mr apple;27068682]Just glad I don't own a ps3, look at all that removed support just because they can't fix some hackers.[/QUOTE] Except we just gained it back [i]in spades[/i]. I'm pretty glad I own a PS3 right about now!
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