The Sony Playstation 3 – Hacked and Exposed

The Sony Playstation 3 – Hacked and Exposed

The man who hacked the 3.1 Apple iPhone firmware is at it again, this time he is messing around with Sony’s latest generation console; The Playstation 3.

Though Sony may have thought it was safe since it implemented blu-ray media into the technological market, it seems the grace-period of no modifications for the Playstation 3 have ended.

Geohot claims that that he has access to reading and writing on the PS3’s flash memory, without the need of a modchip. Upon further inspection, it seems his hacking exploit is similar to that of the PSP. It is unknown whether or not he will load games from the HDD, or has found a way to run back-ups of his own games. Further, Geohot didn’t release what type of firmware he was working with, but his software is “not patchable by Sony” according to him, but Sony always figures out a way to counter any weak parts of their systems pointed out by hackers.

To make such a bold statement at this point in time must mean he has not yet revealed his plans to anyone yet, this is certainly an interesting topic in the gaming/hacking community.

For further information be sure to visit Geohot’s blog here.

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avatar I am a student at the University of Ottawa. I am also an avid hockey fan, and I used to play the sport on a weekly basis. I was introduced to gaming at the age of 3 by my older brother, who was back then an avid fan of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. He set up the old family Atari 2600 in my room and I began playing it. The first game which I fell in love with was Q*bert. From there I discovered Nintendo, I knew of SEGA from my cousins who owned a genesis, and Atari because of my brother(he never introduced me to his SNES over the fear that I would thrash it), but as soon as my father plugged in the N64 so I could play it, I knew then and there, that I loved video games. The next year my brother bought me an SNES. Later on, he then introduced me to his Sony Playstation, then his PS2, and so forth. And now we're in 2010, and I have immense respect for all gaming companies out there.