Maxconsole: "After all these years of 'security', it is just incredible how this exploit is making a mockery of their system in so many weird and wonderful ways. Check out the laugh of the year inside."
they "hacked" the ps3 sending it to debug mode. Hackers deserve a round of applause bravo. Cowards.
lol kartik..dude chill. I honestly find the irony funny. For years it was said that the PS3 was unhackable..now a mere calulator can do the deed. If u can't see the amusement there well... @Disagrees- You people take this way too seriously.
Somebody is butthurt because they are not getting free games. Really dude you need to chill everything gets hacked you don't have to have a sissy fit over it.
"It only does" Ti-84, Smartphones, USB drives...lol It would be so damn funny if you could hack it with a nintendo DS...haha
when I think back about it, this is exactly the way hackers show how pathetically sad person they are! for almost 4 years they had tried and failed to hack the system, now that they got somebody stealing Sony's code to bring the PS3 to debug mode and they rushed to the internet posting pictures and videos of themselves practically saying; "look, I can copy and paste files on my flash drives and it works!!"
Even a calculator can do it? They pretty much stole the key to the door from the home owner and make more. It's more of a thief then a hack. No need to spend $170 for a USB.
Perhaps it took 3 years before anyone tried, then some kid sitting in science class got bored and decided to surf the net on his smartphone and read on N4G that the PS3 was unhackable. He then proceeded to pull out his ti-84 and cracked the PS3 before class was over. So 3 years to try it, and less than an hour to do it...just kidding guys. @jwatt - (below) pull your head out of Sony's butt, you not going to receive free PSN Plus for kissing their a$$.
I have to say Congrats to Sony for making a system that was so hard to hack people claimed it was unhackable. Well people thought the Titanic wasn't sinkable so these hacks shouldn't be a surprise. I'm just curious to see how Sony will fight this.
LOL it is kind of funny that a calculator can be used to hack the unhackable ps3. sucks for the gaming division but i hate to tell you this when somebody makes a remark the ps3 is unhackable , it kind of puts up a challenge out there to some people and now look at the end result a frickin calculator LOL
they didnt touch the hypervisor or anything, just used a debug mode exploit. Its pathetic. Unlike 360 which was opened and violated the day it was launched.
you seem upset. you mad bruh?
I wonder why sony isnt releasing a firmware, maybe they want this to destroy the 360. PS3 is 3 years old anyway so i guess its no big deal
you make it sound so dirty.
and...you're happy? edit: the 1st exploit was using a programmable USB stick - the simplest form of flash memory! why is it using a calculator/smart phones which are definitely more powerful and complex than the USB stick a news? because it has flash memory? why are people so happy promoting this hack? do we have more pirates here than gamers?
I like repeating things other people post on the internet over and over and over again. It makes me feel unique, special and funny.
I love how you guys are even turning which system is more easily hacked into a console war sissy fight, man you're pathetic. At least us gamers are getting a good laugh out of it. :)
The only person that needs to STFU is you Kartik21, PS3 is hacked get over it, Don't get your panties in a bunch I guess it does do everything including being hacked
I know there Motto is it only does everything it should be It only gets hacked by everything
i gotta admit, that was pretty darn funny.
...you twelve brother?
I'm not a fanboy either check my latest post about me buying my Ps3 and loving it. I do have a sense of humor and in no way am I down playing Ps3 I love it I just like to be funny
It's hilarious that Blaze929 thought that was clever. XD XD XD lmao. Wow. rofl
'Watch a PSP jailbreak the PS3' story erupts. This is absolutely pathetic..wonder how sony will respond.
the ps3 remains unhackable in a way, since they had to steal the software/hardware from sony to do it. nice hacking skills, stealing shit.
the Hackers managed to run Unsigned code so that means the PS3 is 100% hacked
5 years worth of bashing the 360 for being modded/hacked went up in smoke in days.
Right, 360 lasted what, 2 days until it got hacked? PS3, 4 years. ~_~ And this can even be patched through a firmware update. ~_~
I was under the impression that the hack bypassed the firmware completely and went into debug mode, which is a functionality built into the system for unbricking a dead ps3 at the service center and not really something you could "patch"...
It all depends on how much control Sony has over the boot sequence through firmware updates. If possible, the simplest way for Sony to counteract this "hack" is to disable either the eject button, the USB ports, or both for 10 seconds or whatever until the OS begins running thereby killing the exploit that allows the code to work. Because of all the methods, or devices more accurately, used, the procedure is always the same: Power down, ensure device is connected and running, power up, turn on, push eject, device takes control. If Sony can disrupt that procedure in any way, then the hack becomes useless.
If the OS is running before the USB drive is used then how would they put the ps3 into debug mode to unbrick it, which has to be done before the OS starts? If Sony simply changes the sequence needed to go into debug, then the hack's code will be altered to work with the new method...unless, of course, they keep the new method secret and nobody at the service center leaks it, which is doubtful.
so? you're pretty happy now, huh? wanna cookie?
the ps3 lasted almost 4 years unhackable,that's a big achievement also the ps3 got hacked by a calculator,that's also an achievement,for the calculator :p
Wait, he was using composite cables on an HD TV? How come the quality still looked so good? O.o Was it because of the borders on the side? Anyway, too bad I don't have that kind of calculator. :P
I wonder how long before ps3 outsells 360 now
That depends if Sony bundles the Ps3 with a calculator.
Really really LOL!! that was hilarious. Lol lol. Bubbles
^^^^ Hahaaaaa! Awesome! You made my day! I am going to be sitting here chuckling for the next hour over that comment alone. Thanks a bunch and bubbles +1
LOL +bubbles for the laughs :D
What the hell kind of calculator is that?
What surprises me is how pathetic the people are who keep approving all these articles. We get it already. It has become as stupid as the people who keep calling the Move a dildo. And no I am not mad or butt hurt about the hack. You people are just pathetic. Like they said above Wii and 360 got hacked they were nothing. Nothing but cheap junk. You have nothing on Sony
LOL You call people Pathetic for approving this but i don't recall you calling other people pathetic for other stupid articles realted to the 360 hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm interesting
I dont exactly consider this "making a mockery of the system". BTW it's not so much the calculator that made the "hack" possible, but what was on the calculator. PS3 is just fine hacked or unhacked it still kicks ass. Perhaps more ass now that it's getting this wonderful attention. BTW, it took over 3 years of trying to do this, that's actually a compliment for the ps3. Everything MS releases gets hacked within a week or so, practically before it even comes out.
I need to use my playstaten to hack my calkulater so i can do math better
Omg, jailbreak your TI-84 !!!
Since when did running the same code from a TI calculator makes it funny? It's essentially copy - paste to run the code. -_-
Hacks. You do the maths
wow, jailbreaking the ps3 with a calculator! absurdly amazing! XD
He has his PS3 connected to a TV using COMPOSITE cables!?! WOW just WOW!
Hahaha.. was about to try it and then Sony brought out an update.
lol ok I'm not about to applaud anyone for hacking a system, but lol this is kinda funny
How it doesn't now
What is with the denseness of some of the fanboy trolls here? It isn't like the TI-84 is actually "hacking" the PS3 system. It's just running program off the memory. If you could get the ps3 into debug mode by booting off a usb flash disk, you can certainly get it to boot off anything that executes code. Essentially even a PSP or DS as long as 1) it's recognized by the PS3 and 2) it can execute code before the PS3 OS kicks in. What is interesting is the code accessing debug mode took 4 years to exploit... why is that? Because the PS3 isn't easy to hack to begin with. EVERYONE knows this was a matter of time.
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