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Master Key

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2011-01-10 10:13:05

Master Key

So while just about every platform from the PC to Xbox to iPhone has been hacked, jailbroken, and homebrewed, the PlayStation 3 had been inviolable. Sony bought some good will by offering "OtherOS" on the system, allowing other operating systems such as Linux to be installed. This past year, however, they decided that it was too much of a security risk and removed the feature via firmware update. Ironically, this engendered immediate "outrage" from the hacker community, and a fellow by the name of GeoHot recently posted what he claims to be the PS3's root key authorization signature. The PlayStation 3 titles have never appeared on the piracy charts, but that appears likely to change now.

Sony have been boasting about their security for the system, but this hacker openly mocked it. He asserts that the only reason the PS3 hadn't been cracked until now is that there was no reason to. Sony should probably change the combination on their luggage.

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