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iPhone hacker publishes secret Sony PlayStation 3 key

The PlayStation 3's security has been broken by hackers, potentially allowing anyone to run any software - including pirated games - on the console

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old but once again n4g's mods won't pull s negative Ps3 story because they want it in the headlines. We'll be having this conversation again, I'm sure.
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Pedantic914910d ago (Edited 4910d ago )

Hackers sure are lousy liars.

GWAVE4910d ago

Wii and 360 have already been hacked to play pirated games, but I think we're still a ways off until PS3 pirated ISOs are commonplace. Imagine downloading 15-20 Gigs for a single compressed ISO file.

Matthew944910d ago

so what?? on steam 15GB games are commonplace, i downloaded about 70GB a few days ago

pswi604909d ago (Edited 4909d ago )

I guarantee that within a month, there will be a CFW that will allow games to be ripped/played from the HD.

Maybe even sooner....

I'm not saying I condone/want this, I am just saying that since a CFW has already been released, some youngblood hacker will just take whats already been done and patch it to run games.

rockleex4909d ago (Edited 4909d ago )

Funny how he retired from hacking after failing time after time with the PS3.

But now that someone else has done it, he wants to jump back on and gain recognition for other people's work.

ChristianGamer4909d ago

Imagine renting or borrowing a game, copying on to your hard drive and returning it. Imagine games like LBP that even though they're on Blu Ray are only 6.8gb and imagine there are hundreds of other games like that. Imagine...or make.believe if you prefer

Arup024909d ago

15-20GB isn't too much when you see the games on Steam, so...

dragonelite4909d ago

Lol thinking that 15 to 20 gig is hard to download come on. Bluray burners are kinda cheap now and disk cost what $5 that was like 3 years ago. There are a lot of people that can download or rather buy the game for $8 instead of $60. Heck i can download 30 gig in one night when im sleeping. If not i just ask a friend that puts its on a usb stick and i copy paste that shit.

But yeah i dont pirate games really much anymore except movie and music i still think music artist should earn their money with live shows cd and other media should be commercial for them. If a artist is good then he will have a lot of people visiting him at live concerts.

JhawkFootball064909d ago

Downloading 20 gig is no problem for me having 25mb download, so around 2.8mbps transfer speed. I can download 20 gb in 2 hours.. Yes it sucks for people who have slower connections but they can just instead go rent the game, copy it to hard drive. Then they have the game forever..

bananlol4908d ago

Jep, he did exactly what the germans didnt want, he put the key online. I think we should praise the failowerflow guys for the homebrew and blame geohot for the piracy. After all the reason fof didnt release the keys right away was because they wanted to limit piracy.

I_find_it_funny4908d ago (Edited 4908d ago )


someone's promoting piracy here

ReBurn4908d ago (Edited 4908d ago )

The fallacy that many fall into is that pirates always download games. It may not matter how big games are because there are other ways to get them besides download.

If someone manages to create good utilities to rip PS3 games to and load PS3 games from an external HDD then they can rent or borrow games to get cheaper or free copies.

It's not always about free. Cheaper is enough sometimes. And being able to get a terabyte of external HDD storage for the cost of a single game will be cost justification for some who don't mind pirating.

NewMonday4908d ago

Question to those hear who play pirated games, did you rent before or buy used? Or do you buy new?

killcycle4908d ago

I agree but most ps3 games don't take up that much space.
We've seen from the Playstation store that Infamous, Little big planet, Motorstorm and other exclusives are under 8gb.

I think the Killzone, Metal gear and Uncharted franchise would be a nightmare to download though.

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Abash4910d ago

I know, biggest load of BS ever. He knows full well of the ramifications of what he's doing, but does it anyway. Guilty.

irepbtown4908d ago (Edited 4908d ago )

So he publishes the key,
Now, who has video of any pirated games?

This could all be a lie. And if it isn't, i have a feeling Sony will hit the hackers back hard. Sony will probably be fixing the problem without making new hardware (Dont know how), and taking this guy to court.

This guy is scared. But what he has done is open the doors for piracy. And he still thinks he's innocent?

That's like me taking part in a Robbery, but one of my guys murders someone. I will go to jail for being part of the robbery and the murder.

Sony will most likely get this guy. He screwed himself up.

Chris3994909d ago

But Mr Hotz was more cautious.

"I'm scared of being hit with a lawsuit," he admitted.

Worth noting:

However, according to pytey, it may not be so easy to fix the problem this time.

"The only way to fix this is to issue new hardware," he said. "Sony will have to accept this."

So, the issue can be fixed by Sony issuing new models of PS3s with new master keys in them (properly coded this time, one would think). So it's is a not a forward compatible hack as they will no doubt do this. Expect to see a new SKU really soon, for both PSP and PS3 (probably not even be hardware upgrade, just a new model #).

vagina4908d ago

Not quite... see if they disable the key with new hardware any game released before that time would be unplayable, all content signed with the original key would be unplayable. Sony would be sued to the high heavens themselves if they that.

For instance say someone had a legit PS3 and legit games then thier PS3 gets a YLOD, Sony sends them a replacement new model, New model has the current master key blocked, said person can't play thier games anymore. That = Lawsuit.

gamerz4908d ago

@toxic diarrhea
What they'll do is include an internal list (called a White List) of all the previous games that use the old key and the new SKU can run any games on the white list. That's what they did with the PSP3000, at least that's my understanding anyways.

zag4907d ago

end users wouldn't be able to sue Sony as they own the hardware and can alter it as they see fit.

What your saying is someone rents a place and the owners come in a alter the house while their in it and then saying the renters can sue the owner doesn't work like that in real life.

what can happen though is Sony sueing the hacker group for being an enabler of piracy on the PS3, that's why they are trying to not allow pirated games work on the stuff they do.

where as GoeHot is a complete clutz and has released the key so now if anyone in the world signs a program that allows piracy on the PS3 under that key he can be sued for being an enabler of piracy on the PS3.

That's what the pirate bay got done for, yet they were too stupid to understand what was going on and didn't defend themselves against that.

Another way of doing piracy and this happens all the time is people playing music too loud this is called broadcasting and if you don't have a lic to broadcast that music well your doing piracy.

You can be sued for that, currently only stores have been sued for that stuff but could be applied to anyone really.

xAlmostPro4909d ago (Edited 4909d ago )

meh its still not as bad as its being made out to be.. and to be honest 4+ years is still a damn long time its taken to be "fully hacked"

i give sony alot of credit for making it last this long :]

radzy4909d ago

but now some massive games will be hacked .

uncharted 3


killzone 3

little big planet 2

etc ............

Silly gameAr4909d ago (Edited 4909d ago )

Yeah man i can't wait to see how little that affects those games. Sh** will be epic.


They are, they always say it's for other things but 99.99% of people will use for piracy.

AndrewRyan4907d ago

Yohoho! A pirates life for me!

Don't give geohotz hits guys he doesn't deserve the recognition