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    Sony Seeks Restraining Order on Hackers
    January 12th, 2011 11:56 am ET.Do you like this story?
    Maybe you've heard, maybe you haven't: the Playstation 3 has been officially hacked. In December 2010, at the 27th annual Chaos Communication Congress, a hacking team known as "fail0verflow" confirmed that they had in fact cracked the PS3's security measures. According to the group, at the time, this breach would allow for pirated programs and games to played on the Playstation 3 as if those programs and games were legitimate.

    And it has come to pass. Yesterday, is was confirmed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was the first publically successful software pirate using "fail0verflow's" sign code. Today, it has been confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has also been hacked, with its multiplayer component being the primary focus of modding.

    But Sony isn't passively standing by the wayside. "“We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it,” Sony told us in a brief statement. “We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details," said a Sony representative in an interview with Edge.

    Sony has taken action; today, after weeks of buildup, Sony has issued a temporary restraining order, and pending lawsuit, against Geohot and "fail0verflow." The former, Geohot, is one of the main architects behind "fail0verflow's" jailbreaking sign code.

    According to Playstation Lifestyle, "[t]he documents accuse Hotz and company of violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act as well as the Computer Fraud and Abuse act after knowingly cracking the PS3 open to piracy. Also in the suit, Hotz is accused of taking financial benefit through “unlawful conduct” through his public PayPal account. We can’t say if he [Geohot] was really soliciting for money or if it was legitimate donation, but Sony seems to have their own opinions."

    Does this fall under a consumer's ability to tinker with his purchased goods, or does this type of tampering, ultimately, hurt the gaming community and the industry as a whole?

    Information courtesy of PS Lifestyle and Kotaku

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    At the 27th Chaos Communication Congress – an annual hacker’s conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) – a team known only as ‘fail0verflow’ showed a proof of concept that may be extremely damaging to Sony. The team claims to have broken through an important part of the PlayStation 3′s security, that would mean that programs could be run on the PS3 as if they were legitimate games.


    The fail0verflow team demonstrated how they were able to find the PS3′s private keys, and referred to the PS3 security as an “epic fail”. According to the group, this will allow not only executables to signed and run on any PS3, but also this can result in a dongle-free “jailbreak” of sorts.

    While not making plans to directly enter the “scene”, fail0verflow has stated they will be releasing the tools “in January or so”, so that if the community chooses to develop they can. A synopsis of the logic and the demo can be viewed below.


    The consequences of such a hack is truly frightening. While it does allow for people to use homebrew games and applications, far more would use the process to illegally pirate games – something that could severely damage the platform, cutting into publisher’s, developer’s and Sony’s profits.

    Without the need for a “jailbreak dongle”, and with a minimal chance of damaging the console, piracy on the PS3 could potentially soar, something that effectively killed the PlayStation Portable.

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    Series of breakthroughs give hackers full access to PS3 innards; mass piracy likely.

    George “GeoHot” Hotz, the hacker who was part of the team responsible for the iPhone jailbreak, has discovered and released online the PlayStation 3 root key.

    The root key has the final say on which code can and cannot be run on a PS3, meaning the system is now completely open to homebrew developers and, more worryingly, piracy.

    The console was originally jailbroken last year following the leak of a USB key apparently used by Sony engineers, essentially converting retail systems into debug units capable of running unsigned code. However Sony was able to re-secure its console with a series of firmware updates.

    That is no longer an option. Sony could release a new, encrypted root key but hackers claim this would only result in the PS3’s existing game library no longer being recognised as legitimate code and not running.

    The console could be manufactured with new, secure keys, and a whitelist of existing software could ensure existing games would be recognised by new security architecture, but both measures would be costly and such expense would be unwelcome just six months after the PS3 began to turn a profit.

    The release of the root key is merely the latest in a series of breakthroughs made by hackers seeking to gain full access to the PS3 hardware. On December 30 fail0verflow, the group behind the Wii’s Homebrew Channel, announced that they had discovered the private keys that were used to sign authorised PS3 code, meaning any software could in theory be run on the system without the need for jailbreak or custom firmware. Now hackers also claim to have decrypted the Blu-Ray and PSP keys which are also stored in the PS3.

    While the various hackers are all keen to distance themselves from piracy – fail0verflow claims its work was solely designed as punishment for Sony’s removal of OtherOS in a firmware update after GeoHot’s original PS3 jailbreak last year – the primary consequence of the console being hacked wide open is sure to be lost game sales.

    Hotz himself accompanied the release of the root key with an invitation to Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo – all of whose current-gen systems have now been hacked to some degree – to give him a job. “If you want your next console to be secure, get in touch with me, any of you three,” he said. “It’d be fun to be on the other side.”

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    Ps3 hacker responds to Sony
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    PS3 Hacker Responds
    Date: Jan 14, 2011
    Author: Jim Reilly

    George "Geohot" Hotz, one of several PlayStation 3 hackers responsible for breaching the console's security to install homebrew applications, has spoken out saying he did nothing illegal.

    "Right now, still legally, you can go to my website and download my Jailbreak for your PS3," Hotz told G4TV. "What it lets you do is install homebrew applications that are developed by anyone. You can develop your own application or go download some and put them on your jailbroken PS3."

    Hotz, 21, was targeted in a restraining order filed by Sony earlier this week alleging that he, along with other groups of hackers, circumvented PS3 security measures to enable piracy on the console.

    "The way piracy was previously done doesn't work in my jailbreak," he claims. "I made a specific effort while I was working on this to try to enable homebrew without enabling things I do not support, like piracy."

    When asked why he thought he was targeted in this complaint, Hotz jokingly replied saying it's because he was "making Sony mad."

    In July, the Library of Congress made changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), deeming it fair use for people to jailbreak mobile phones and install third-party software. Hotz said he believes this protection should also apply to gaming consoles.

    "Currently the difference is the DMCA says specifically mobile phones, but the same precedent should apply," he explained. "If they decide a phone is a closed system, where the manufacturer controls all the software that runs on it, if you can Jailbreak one closed system, why can't you jailbreak another?"

    Hotz later said the fallout from this case, if he were to win, could have huge ramifications. "This case is about a lot more than what I did and me," he said. "It's about whether you really own that device that you purchased."

    When asked what he's going to hack next, Hotz jokingly said, "When does the PSP2 come out?"

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    Wow that's hella crazy man. People are far smarter than I when it comes to 1's and 0's LOL


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    that kid is a stright up ass clown... who's about to be spanked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack View Post
    that kid is a stright up ass clown... who's about to be spanked.
    How? He's got a point.


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    In all actuality, I think the Supreme Court is probably gonna spank Sony.

    Crap like this is everywhere; meaning companies, are constantly trying to use DMCA as a weapon against people who "supposedly" do something with a game/device/gadget/etc which that company hadn't had the foresight to plan for, thus isn't making money off.. thereby making it illegal in their cryptic Terms of Service, (which no one reads) and which they can and do change whenever it suits them...

    IMO - When a company creates a product, and sells it, they should be forbidden from changes to the terms after the product goes to market.

    What its gonna come down too, is whether you actually purchase all the rights to a product, and the right to do whatever the hell you want with that product when you leave the store with it, vs renting the use of said product, which is more the business model that these business try to enforce.

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    that kid is a stright up ass clown... who's about to be spanked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    IMO - When a company creates a product, and sells it, they should be forbidden from changes to the terms after the product goes to market.

    What its gonna come down too, is whether you actually purchase all the rights to a product, and the right to do whatever the hell you want with that product when you leave the store with it, vs renting the use of said product, which is more the business model that these business try to enforce.

    The thing with that is.... is that you don't own anything. It's Sony’s intellectual property and as such anything stemming or pertaining to is theirs. The truth is, that when you buy it... you own it in the fact that you don’t have to pay a third party to use it. as you would if you were to rent it from a third party that specializes in that business model(ex. rent a center). all you did was cut out the middle man... but the fact still remains that all you did was directly rent to own. when you bought it from the manufacturer. it sucks but it's true...when numb nuts there, altered the system in question he violated the contract he directly entered into when he bought it. the same thing applies with the games for the platform as well. to sum it up you're buying nothing but the license to use... that's it.

    As for jail breaking cell phones, he really didn't do anything there... and that wasn't already in place and already being used by the companies employees themselves. (in other words, the tech was already there all he did was publish it. which is why nobody really made a fuss about it ). which is why I say the kid is an ass clown and he is gonna get spanked.

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    Actually, The supreme court has said cell phone companies cannot make intellectual property in terms of mobile devices, which the consumer cannot modify; hence the debate.

    But the Copyright Office concluded that, “while a copyright owner might try to restrict the programs that can be run on a particular operating system, copyright law is not the vehicle for imposition of such restrictions.”
    What Holz is arguing, is if the US supreme court says a company cannot enforce copyright laws on a mobile device; ie "renting it to the consumer", the same rule should apply to any electronic device, or anything device period..

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...-jailbreaking/

    IMO - Whatever happened to the good ole days, when I bought something with cash, it was mine, and I could do whatever I want with it. IMO, these company take this shit to the extreme, and nit pick the shit out of the rights a consumer should/should not have.

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    As for jail breaking cell phones, he really didn't do anything there... and that wasn't already in place and already being used by the companies employees themselves. (in other words, the tech was already there all he did was publish it. which is why nobody really made a fuss about it ). which is why I say the kid is an ass clown and he is gonna get spanked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    Actually, The supreme court has said cell phone companies cannot make intellectual property in terms of mobile devices, which the consumer cannot modify; hence the debate.



    What Holz is arguing, is if the US supreme court says a company cannot enforce copyright laws on a mobile device; ie "renting it to the consumer", the same rule should apply to any electronic device, or anything device period..

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...-jailbreaking/

    IMO - Whatever happened to the good ole days, when I bought something with cash, it was mine, and I could do whatever I want with it. IMO, these company take this shit to the extreme, and nit pick the shit out of the rights a consumer should/should not have.
    well coudda, woudda, shouldda, kinda ends the debate lol.

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    I smell a beat down on the horizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack View Post
    I smell a beat down on the horizon.

    http://gamerant.com/sony-granted-tem...t-spice-63455/
    I'm not smelling it, but I'm a but stuffed up. Sony absolutely had to file this, it's really not much of a suprise that it was granted, given that whether or not they were allowed to jailbreak it is the whole key to the case in the first place. I'm curious to see how that request to turn over all computers will go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jxspyder View Post
    I'm not smelling it, but I'm a but stuffed up. Sony absolutely had to file this, it's really not much of a suprise that it was granted, given that whether or not they were allowed to jailbreak it is the whole key to the case in the first place. I'm curious to see how that request to turn over all computers will go.
    Damn, I wish Court TV was still around to cover this lol.

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    The guy is an idiot for boasting about hacking the system. He should have kept quiet.

    But I have to agree with Smoke. You buy the machine, it's yours. It's like if Ford sued you for making changes to your Mustang and then using it to drag race for money.

    The way I see consoles is, you buy it, it's yours. As long as you don't mod it for monetary gain unless you buy the rights to.

    Also, why can one mod a computer and computer games, but can't mod a console? What's the difference?

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    You sunk my battleship.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanVanO View Post
    The guy is an idiot for boasting about hacking the system. He should have kept quiet.

    But I have to agree with Smoke. You buy the machine, it's yours. It's like if Ford sued you for making changes to your Mustang and then using it to drag race for money.

    The way I see consoles is, you buy it, it's yours. As long as you don't mod it for monetary gain unless you buy the rights to.

    Also, why can one mod a computer and computer games, but can't mod a console? What's the difference?

    Hey welcome back!! I totally agree with you on this one.
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    Thanks dbg.

    These damn companies just look for ways to knock out the competition. Almost like it's a "back door" way to become a monopoly.

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