Hackers already working to crack PS3 security

November 22, 2006

It’s becoming more clear that Sony’s new Playstation 3 is not just a toy for gamers, but a toy for hackers as well. We’ve seen it with past consoles. Hackers always manage to create “hacks” and “mods”, despite the claims by gaming console manufacturers that their new system is resistant to piracy. What makes the PS3 vulnerable to attacks?

The answer to this question lies in the PS3′s heart, the ’Cell‘ processor. The Cell processor started out as a joint project of Toshiba, Sony and IBM in 2000, and today is powering the PS3. IBM states the Cell’s security architecture is designed to prevent only software based attacks, so modding a PS3 would require a hardware addition or modification.

Hardware modding is the fundamental tool of all hackers. Once they have physical access to the PS3 the fun can begin.

The PS3 could not have made this easier, as many owners have already swapped out the PS3′s hard drive for a larger one with reports of the system accepting and formatting the new drive. This may seem like a small start to modding, but to hackers, it’s a wide open door. Is Sony’s Phil Harrison hinting that this is the best way to hack the PS3 when he says: “I’d be amazed if the Playstation 4 has a physical disk drive.”

Methods similar to the XBox 360 hack (where the authentication protocol between the optical disc drive and the console have been attacked) have been the number one thought on hacker’s minds, judging by posts at various sites.

One idea is that a Blu-Ray disk could be simulated by using a laptop and a Blu-Ray emulator. As the Blue-Ray application programming interface is publicly available, this attack may be one of the first seen.

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14 Responses to “Hackers already working to crack PS3 security”

  1. yik:

    i think blu ray will harder to crack

  2. dimp:

    The hard drive is ment to be changable, so whats new?

  3. hsdfh:

    Ignorant journalists…

  4. geoazerty:

    geo nuke vista ### nuke a la française## vive la france
    pourquoi: mieu qu’un crack;logiciels gratuit;securité renforcer;

    Un conseille avant de commencer partitionne ton disque dur et laisse au moins 20 a 30 GO
    Pour le system C: vista (crée une partition {ntfs-primaire et formate}
    Et sur la partition D: (crée une partition {ntfs-logique et formate}
    (la partition D: te permettra de sauvegarder ton clone dans un dossier
    et de sauvegarder des dossiers,ton travail,et tes fichiers(mp3 ect…..)
    D: sera de ? GO tous dépend de ton disque dur)et tu peux partitionner ton disque dur*
    en 2,3,ou 4 partitions*

    {acronis partition expert} fera très bien l’affaire.
    il faut faire un cd de boots avec acronis {acronis partition expert}
    ——————————————-

    1) tu installe vista intégrale (multimate) selon))) avec la clef

    YFKBB-PQJJV-G996G-VWGXY-2V3X8

    (je te donne celle-ci. elle fonctionne, pour indication mais il y en a d’autres)

    2)Paramètre vista comme tu le veux
    pilotes,ect…..
    (Paramètre le bien et prend ton temps tu verra pourquoi par la suite)

    3) tu installes tout les logiciels que tu a besoin (pas besoin des clefs s’il son
    Opérationnel a 100% comme certaine évaluation valable 30jours
    1: par-ce-que c’est gratuit / 2:par ce que tu aura les dernières version pour vista

    Moi j’ai installé avant de faire le clone plein de logiciel
    Télécharger sur les sites officiels qui sont fonctionnel pendant 30 jours
    (si tu a les clefs des logiciels c’est plus top).mais pour les dernieres mouture
    tu aura du mal!!!
    j’ai paramétrer le tout pour qu’il puisse avoir un lien avec des dossiers de
    sauvegarde des autres partitions

    3) tu a 30 jours avant l’activation de Microsoft vista ultimate (ces sur ça qu’on va joué)
    “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”

    4) tu note bien la date et l’heure quant tu va fermé ta cession et éteindre
    Ton ordinateur (éteindre pas rebooté) (Très très important) #avant de cloner#
    “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”
    il faut faire un cd de boots avec acronis true image home pour faire le clone
    (les CD de boot ((partition expert,cloneur expert;avec ton ancien system))

    5) tu te sert d’acronis cloneur expert (v 7 minimum) et tu clone le disque c: sur
    Un autre disque dur ou une autre partition (le conseille du début)

    Tu te sers de vista pendant 30 jours##############################

    Donc EX: j’ai éteint vista le 14/06/07 a 12h 00 00 (le 14/07/07 a 12h 00 00 il et désactivé)
    J’ai remis le clone (je regle la pendule du bios pour EX:le 14/06/07 a 12h 30 00
    c’est a titre d’exemple (toi sa sera la date et l’heure quant tu va fermé ta cession)

    tu remet le clone que tu a fait avec ton cd de boots cloneur expert

    Important :
    Quant tu reboote : passe par le bios Pour paramètre l’horloge a l’heure et date que tu a noté
    Quant tu as éteint vista.+30 mn (Appuis successivement sur la touche {suppr} au démarrage de l’ordi.

    Quant tu a remis le clone (durer environ 15mn)
    Moi J’ai laissé 30 mn en plus de battement dans l’ex:
    Vista ne ce doutera de rien

    si tu combine bien ton coup ton horloge sera a l’heure il y aura que
    Le mois qui restera INCHANGER DATE ET HEURE de l’installation que tu auras faite la premiere fois
    (L’HEURE QUANT TU SERA DANS VISTA REGLE LA MAIS NE TOUCHE PAS A LA DATE sinon tu le desactive
    si tu place la date avant ou apret 30 jours et tu devra remetre le clone
    (A une chose : une foi que tu redémarrera et le bios mis a la date et l’heure
    quant tu a fermé ta cession tu (((éteint le pc))) (si tu fait un reboot tu aura un mesage d’erreur)
    Tu reboote avec le cd de vista, la tu a le fichier de langue clic suivant.
    Ensuite tu va en bas a gauche réparer l’ordinateur clic dessus.
    (Ne clic pas sur installé) ensuite: (réparation du démarrage)
    Suivant et suivant (réparation du démarrage) (Répare) les fichiers et terminer
    Enlève le cd de vista avant que sa redémarre (sa dure 3mn)

    Et pour finir : tu te servira de vista intégral pendant des années;;
    sans que tu pollue ton system avec des cracks qui te modifie des fichiers dont tu a pas idée
    pense a troy!!!

    Et en plus tout sera paramétré d’avance et tu n’auras jamais un problème

    Qu’il tombe en carafe (tu peux le planté comme tu veux et même lui Balancé tout les virus
    Que tu veux) tu le remettras toujours en route avec le clone
    tu fait ça une fois par mois: et tu retrouvera ta session et tout tes paramètres et logiciels

    #### Je travaille actuellement pour que Microsoft ne puissent pas nous faire de misère sur internet.
    Normale: tous avec le même vista qu’il ne pourront plus désactivé!!!!!!!!!!!!!!####

    Un grand merçie de la par de geo a bill gattes pour vista
    Un grand merçie aussi a acronis pour ses logiciel

  5. Mitza_003:

    I really hope they crack the ps3. :D

  6. fares:

    k,jgkgv

  7. Kev:

    the whole hacking thing is a scam anyway. It is totally 100% possible for Symmantec or any other security firm to eradicate hacking by selling software that destroys the hacking machine without mistaking where the attack has come from….

    The reason it isn’t available? It is illegal to vandalise… screw that law and release the goddamn software! If they hack in it their own fault, burn their hardware!

    And mitza_003 how would you like it if hackers got into your machine?

  8. pack:

    The Beta testers have gone way to far along with Sony. There is no way for a regular user to access the net or gaming without “BETA TESTERS” to “F” with you. Its BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WAY TO MUCH POWER SONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. USA USA USA:

    This is what frenchy said above but in English.

    geo vista nuke nuke # # # a # # French vive la France
    why: mieu a crack, free software, enhanced security;

    An adviser before you start partitioning your hard drive and leaves at least 20 to 30 GO
    For the system C: vista (creates a partition (ntfs-primary and formate)
    And the partition D: ((create a ntfs-partition logical format)
    (partition D: you can clone your backup to a folder
    and save files, your work and your files (mp3 ect … ..)
    D: will be? GO all depends on your hard disk) and you can partition your hard drive *
    in 2,3, or 4 partitions *

    () Acronis partition expert will nicely.
    must be a bootable CD with Acronis Partition Expert Acronis ()
    —————

    1) you install Vista Ultimate (MultiMate) by))) with the key

    YFKBB-PQJJV-G996G-VWGXY-2V3X8

    (I give you this one. it works for indication but there are others)

    2) Parameter vista as you want
    drivers, ect … ..
    (Setting the property and take your time you will see why later)

    3) you installed any software that you need (not needed if the key
    Operating 100% as some meaningful assessment 30 days
    1: for it is it free / 2: for what you have the latest version for vista

    I have installed before you do the full clone software
    Download the official websites that are functional for 30 days
    (if you have the keys of the software it’s top). but the latest version
    you will be hard!
    I set it so that it can be linked to files
    backup other partitions

    3) you have 30 days before the activation of Microsoft Vista Ultimate (which is on it’s played)
    “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"” “”"”"”"”"”"”"”

    4) well you note the date and time as you will close your sale and off
    Your computer (not reboot off) (Very very important) before clone # #
    “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”
    must be a bootable CD with Acronis True Image Home to the clone
    (CD boot ((partition expert, expert cloneur; with your old system))

    5) You used to Acronis cloneur expert (v 7 minimum) and you clone the drive c: on
    Another disk drive or another partition (the advice from the beginning)

    Tu te sers de vista for 30 days ##############################

    So EX: I turned off the vista 14/06/07 a 12h 00 00 (le 14/07/07 a 12h 00 and 00 it off)
    I handed the clone (I set the clock of the bios for Ex: 14/06/07 a 12h 30 00
    it as an example (you will be the date and time as you will shut your assignment)

    gives you the clone that you did with your bootable CD cloneur expert

    Important:
    As you reboot: through the BIOS for setting the clock and date Al’heure you noted
    As you have turned off vista. 30 min (successive presses on the button (del) to start the computer.

    As you gave the clone (last about 15 minutes)
    I left my 30 minutes in addition to beating in the former:
    Vista does nothing that doubt

    well if you combine your clock will blow your Al’heure that there will
    The months that remain unchanged TIME of installation that you have made the first time
    (TIME AS YOU WILL BE THE RULE IN VISTA BUT DO NOT TOUCH THE DATE if you disable
    if you place the date before or apreta 30 days and you will remetre the clone
    (One thing: a faith that you will restart and the BIOS has set the date and time
    as you closed your assignment you (((off the pc))) (if you do a reboot you will have a mesage of error)
    You reboot with the cd of vista, you have the file language-click below.
    Then you will repair the bottom left click on the computer.
    (Do not click on installed) then: (repair startup)
    Next and after (repair boot) (repair) files and complete
    Remove the cd from vista before its restart (his last 3 minutes)

    And finally: you provide a full vista for years;
    without you polluting your system with cracks that you modify files that you have no idea
    pense a troy!

    And most everything will be set in advance and you will never have a problem

    It falls into a carafe (you can set as you want and even to weigh viruses
    Whether you want) you remettras always out with the clone
    you do it once per month and you find your session and all your settings and software

    # # # # I am currently working for Microsoft can not make us miserable on the Internet.
    Normal: all with the same vista that no longer disabled !!!!!!!!!!!!!!####

    Many thanks to the geo with a bill for vista drip trays
    A big thanks also to Acronis for its software

  10. Mitza_003:

    @Kev: i don’t think that symantec could do anything about this. you asked me how would i feel if someone hacked my machine. to do that, first of all o would have been a company like sony to create a console, only then i could only think of them ‘lil haxxorz. hacking and piracy are connected to each other. one will go out and buy a certain media containing original software only if it’s cheap, or if it’s good enough. 2 out of 15 ps3 games are good if we ask the masses (this is based on a international poll). i myself am a programmer and i create and distribute software for others. i believe if you make good software, something that matters, people will use it and eventually buy it, if it’s worth it. consoles are cracked because of the games that are created for them. i’ll tell you the truth..i’d play a cracked shitty game anytime on a console, but don’t expect me to pay for it. i used to be an extreme gamer and that included buying games. I did that a few years ago…until i had no more games that attracted my attention. games and software have lost their quality, i can tell you that, and by this i return to my original theory: if you want to stop piracy and hardware cracking make cheaper software products. the cheaper they are, the more people will buy them, this is a golden rule in economics.

  11. Mitza_003:

    I dug up some old topics… :))

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