The PS3 appears to be officially hacked by the famous iPhone hacker, at least according to George Hotz himself in his latest blog entry. This news comes just under a month after he resumed PS3 hacking.
New firmware next week then?
yeah I am not expert on how hacking works, yet... but wouldn't an update reverse this plus this is bad for all of us since everyone knows new firmware = bricked consoles /s?
I'm no expert either, but I know the reason the PS3 has been unscathed, thus far, is because of the multi-layer security system: If he only has lvl 1 access... that means he has read/write access... but the Linux and Game OS are lvl 2/3... so there's really not much at lvl 1 from a homebrew or piracy point of view. "hacked" is a bit of a stretch, "exploited" would be closer. Or maybe I'm wrong, I don't think I am though.
or STFU seriously so many omg i haked the ps3 out since launch n yet to see a ps3 game on any torrent site.
"but wouldn't an update reverse this" FTA:"The theory isn't really patchable, but they (Sony)can make implementations much harder." If this leads to anything worth getting, Sony can expect a huge sales spike. Crossing my fingers for something like xbmc (the irony).
We shall see!
meh doesn't mean anything, here comes new firmware and its bye bye. PS3 is not PSP
To patch the exploit Sony or any company for that matter would need to know where it is. I'm sure they might already be looking for it just to be on the safe side.
lol at Piratethom being one of the first, dude it will never ever be hacked, PS3 is the only console that will never be hacked, quit the dream and get ready to play 59.99 for years to come.
Terrible news but still interesting. I guess we'll see.
Everything gets hacked in the end, simple as that. PS3 as far as I know has lasted the longest in console history without a real hack. Geohot turning up isn't a small thing, as he also made an iPhone easy jailbreak hack. This guy knows what he's doing. Also he says Sony can't patch it in theory. I am not interested in illegal rips, but seeing how nice a softmodded XBOX 1 runs emulators and Xbox Media Center, a lot of possibilities open up when this is done.
He says in theory they can't patch it but are able to make the job much harder. I think the PS3 does hold the record thus far although I haven't had much time to research it. The Sega Dreamcast holds the record for shortest amount of time, out of the box. :(
and I liked that joke from his blog "3 years, 2 months, 11 days...thats a pretty secure system" now gimme superb 1080p mkv codecs
If I were sony I would give this guy a job
I think they need Dark Alex more given how that guys work has unintentionally had a huge impact on software sales for the PSP.
The idea that this could allow users to play copied games is NOT the reason I am interested (and pirates would be wise to downplay their self-interest in this area, as it decreases developer confidence in the platform). This INCREASES the likelihood that I'll buy a PS3 Slim and further support the ecosystem of PS3 hardware and software. I think many others share this view. Open systems = more reasons to buy. And if we 60GB PS3 owners ever get direct hardware support in Linux -- bonus!
over three years to find the exploit burned ps3 games in 2012/2013 then?
Now all you need is a blu-ray burner. Only 250 dollars! defeats the purpose don't you think
(First I would like to note that I don't condone downloading, and/or ripping/burning games.) If people really wanted to, they would wait a week to download a ps3 game. You have to remember that multi-platform(even some exclusives) games wouldn't use the whole blu-ray disk so I wouldn't think most games are going to be 20gb plus if the junk data is removed. With that being said I would imagine people would find a way to send the games to the ps3 hdd via their home network or use an external hdd. But thats if the homebrew scene even gets to the point of being able to play game right off th ps3's hdd (as the cell is hard to program for).
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