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Sony PS3, Private Keys, and Owning Your Own System.
First off, let me state again, I totally think cheating on multiplayer games and illegal copying are wrong, ammoral acts. I do not condone any of that. I do believe people have a right to make backup copies of music, videos and video games. Accidents do happen, and CDs and DVDs do evenurally become unplayable. But this whole debacle has left me wondering what kind of security mindset Sony has. This might be indicative of the entire industry. Therefore it is worthwhile examing what is going on here.
If there is one thing I detest more than cheaters, it is lack of security. Let's see what Sony does for security.
So what does George Hotz's code do and how does it work?
His Jailbreak is written for the PS3 on 3.55 only, I believe.
I still see nothing infringing here.
I can neither confirm, nor deny, the keys, or code, nor say if they are all the
keys or all the code. The fact is they are in the wild and Sony has no way to
realistically recall them. Any bad guys out there already have them.
Probably have had them before these researchers did, and there may be
more keys still. Supposedly there is also a game signing key, if I'm not understanding the whole thread. I'm not
sure if either GeoHot or the failoverflow guys published that. I'm
fairly sure, though, they did not. Also, GeoHot hacked the metldr keys and the failOverflow team a different set.
A set which GeoHot used in his hack. Which brings me to my pet peeve. Hacking is NOT cracking!!!!
Now you see a very public example of why security by obscurity doesn't work.
It is a false sense of security and real security requires layers.
One should also note that there is no unbreakable security. The DMCA is an exercise in futility.
All it does is inect fear uncertainty and doubt into legal research and thus
When you outlaw research, only criminals will research.Please note, I don't have a Sony PS3. Don't have an account with them. No longer have a FB account. Sorry, they just creep me out now. It's like joining the CIA's most watched list voluntarily. Don't twitter or tweet, and basically am old school. Or just plain old. I would never own a PS3, because, well let's face it, Sony has a lot issues and I'd rather not do business with them.
PS Sony if you're reading,don't come and ask me how to secure your PS3. Because I'm likely to tell you to refer to the reply given in the case of
copyright 2011, Brian J. Densmore.