Posts Tagged ‘HyperVisor’

[PS3] Firmware 3.42 Breaks Jailbreaks

Sony tries to rearm their game console flagship. Most of you using your Playstations will likely have found out: since the end of last week Sony broadcasts a new firmware 3.42. They say it fixes security issues, which not quite wrong. But do we wanna have this issue fixed? At the moment for online players […]

[PS3] Sony To Remove Linux Support for PS3

According to Sony’s Blog, the upcoming Playstation 3 firmware update 3.21 will cease to support the “Other OS” option. It will be released on April 1st, 2010. Sony says disabling Linux comes from security concerns. This is an immediate result from the efforts of GeoHot’s attack on Sony’s hypervisor protection and the release of XorLoser’s […]

[PS3] XorLoser Releases PS3 Exploit Toolkit

Notorious XorLoser has fully rewritten GeoHot’s PS3 glitch attack programs, that allow more convenient exploiting. He names it XorHack. It allows you to call lv1 syscalls (level 1 system calls) from a normal (userspace) program. It also lets you run the software required when triggering the PS3 exploit from a normal userspace program. To give […]

[PS3] GeoHot Opens All HV’s SPUs / XorLoser Preps Manual

Obviously notorious George Hotz has managed to get all 7 SPUs of the Playstation 3′s CPU under his control. This means although he cannot access the CPU’s root key, he now can decrypt everything that’s going thru these SPUs like datastreams of (encrypted) commercial games. The PPU is higher on the control chain then the […]

[PS3] GeoHot Hacks PS3′s Hypervisor Protection

Notorious iPhone hacker GeoHot has succesfully circumvented the Playstation’s security system. According to his latest blog entry, he has dumped LV0 and LV1 code, thus allowing him to (theoretically) run code on the processor, bypassing the hypervisor. The Playstation’s hypervisor is intended to run third party software (like Yellow Dog Linux) on a virtualized level, […]