GeoHotz Team Hacks PS3
By on January 23rd, 2010

After 3 years, 2 months and 11 days, the GeoHotz team has finally been able to hack into the PS3. The hack took 5 weeks to complete, but they finally were able to have read/write access to the entire PS3 system memory.

The team was able to hack Hypervisor, also called as the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) which provides a virtualized system that makes it possible to run multiple operating system.

I have read/write access to the entire system memory, and HV level access to the processor. In other words, I have hacked the PS3. The rest is just software. And reversing. I have a lot of reversing ahead of me, as I now have dumps of LV0 and LV1.

3 years, 2 months, 11 days…thats a pretty secure system

Took 5 weeks, 3 in Boston, 2 here, very simple hardware cleverly applied, and some not so simple software.

According to them, the exploit they discovered is not yet patchable, however, being the kind hearts that they are, they will not be revealing the exploit to anyone.

Just goes to show that, no matter how secure a system you build, hackers will always take their time to find exploits in them, no matter if it takes them weeks to do it.

Read more about the PS3 hack here. We will update you when further details become available.

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  • http://www.fundybuzz.com Williams

    Thanks for the information keith. Send me more details up to date.

  • eidyey

    george hotz aka geohot is not a team, hes doing all the hacking by himself.

 
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