iPhone Hacker Breaks Into PlayStation 3

Complete hack details to be revealed online soon.

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A PS3, about to get h4xx0r'd!
A PS3, about to get h4xx0r'd!
UPDATE: The Exploit has now been revealed.

Sony may have bet heavily on the PlayStation 3, but at least it had the knowledge that its beast of a machine wasn't so easy to hack. That might change today, with the American responsible for cracking the iPhone announcing that he has done the same with the PS3.

George Hotz said that the hack took around five weeks, and intends to post full details of his exploits online very soon. The hack will allow the playback of pirated software and homemade applications, but Hotz's states on his blog that he does not condone piracy in any way.

Speaking with BBC News, Hotz said ?It's supposed to be unhackable - but nothing is unhackable. I can now do whatever I want with the system. It's like I've got an awesome new power - I'm just not sure how to wield it.? He told the BBC that his intentions was purely for ?curiosity? purposes.

The hack is reportedly ?5% hardware and 95% software?, with a complete hack not yet ready for public consumption. Hotz clarifies that the whole system has yet to be dug into, and the protected memory still remains locked out, but has devised a way to 'trick' the console into doing any task he likes. So, shall we call it a trick or a hack, then?

Once Hotz finds his way through the whole system though, it will apparently be difficult for Sony to patch the exploit up due to the nature of the hack.

Sony has responded with; ?We are investigating the report and will clarify the situation once we have more information.?

Would you have any need for a hacked PS3? Any applications you think might be worth making for the machine? Is Hotz right or wrong in his exploit adventures? Speak your mind in the forum!
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Bitter Gooner 2 Feb 2010 20:36
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...I don't know where Nasri, Rosicky, and Denilson got invisibility cloaks, but they definitely work.

Thank God we're still in the FA Cup. Wait what's that? Oh.

This would never have happened if Gael Clichy was still alive...
I cant w8 4 heavy rain!!! :) 3 Feb 2010 20:03
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hahaha dats so funny bitter gooner, the irony lol.
As a west ham fan, i think arsenal will not anything dis season.....agen. Chelsea drew with hull, so i think manutd will win da league and go to the finals in da champs league too.

P.S. Terry is an idiot
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so frustating!!!!!!!!! ARGGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!! 4 Feb 2010 00:37
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can wenger not see that denilson, almunia, bendter, eduardo, vela, traore etc are all rubbish.
scrap them all, cause its so frustating!!!
just forget the youth policy, our players are not even that young
our average age for an outfield player is around 26, and man u are 27.sumthing
the youngest player there is a man u player
its been 5 years since we have won anything!!
we dont stand a chance in hell against chelsea
so frustating!!!!!!!!! ARGGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!! 4 Feb 2010 00:39
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can wenger not see that denilson, almunia, bendter, eduardo, vela, traore etc are all rubbish.
scrap them all, cause its so frustating!!!
just forget the youth policy, our players are not even that young
our average age for an outfield player is around 26, and man u are 27.sumthing
the youngest player there is a man u player
its been 5 years since we have won anything!!
we dont stand a chance in hell against chelsea
blueboy69 4 Feb 2010 18:09
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drogba & anelka r lickin thier lips wen they will look at the arsenal team sheet come sunday :p
i didn't realise arsenal were ten man down after 30mins

btw is it me or sagna is the best wen it comes to crossing the ball,
he find the 1st defender with pinpoint accuracy or even dodge every1 in the box
blueboy69 4 Feb 2010 18:11
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p.s.
i also like to know where denilson got his invisibilty cloak from?
Alumia is not even league 1 quality 4 Feb 2010 20:47
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man utd outclassed us, but there side is not that strong compared to previous years.
They need to strengthen their strikefore.
No body seems to notice how weak their strikefore actually is, cause rooney is playing so damn good atm. And your midfield is still weak.
In arsene we trust!!! 4 Feb 2010 21:34
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OKAY i have been browsing around the net, when i stumbled across this website. But then i noticed that comments below are about how poor arsenal were, ( and manure fans rubbin it in with man city fans lol). So, lets get 1 thing straight here, arsenal are most entertaining team in the world, next to barca obvoisly in club football. Wenger has created the beautiful game, for that i am grateful.
In arsene we trust!!! 4 Feb 2010 21:36
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Also we wenger gave us the invincibles remember. Now thats history for ya :)
I would like to clear this myth that arsenal play the beautiful game, cause they DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 Feb 2010 19:38
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u gooner fans think u have a god forgiven right to matches because they think they play the best football. u dont play the best football, chelsea & man utd, (when there on fire), play better football. u can play your tippy tappy triangle passes alll day, but if u dont shoot u dont score. Man u & chelsea play to win, they can win games when they play poor. However, arsenal can lose matches that they dominated, just look no more than the man u vs arsenal game in august. man u beat arsenal with only a shot on goal, and that was from a penalty.


I am sorry to burst your bubble
In arsene we trust!!!

But its not entertaining when you lose all the time now....is it?
I would like to clear this myth that arsenal play the beautiful game, cause they DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 Feb 2010 19:43
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u gooner fans think u have a god forgiven right to WIN matches
my bad :p
Alumia is not even blue square premier quality let alone league 1 standard 5 Feb 2010 21:39
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@Alumia_is_not_even_league_1_quality
Man u schooled ya, and you think our midfield & strikeforce is weak.
Our midfield dominated your midfield, so what does that say about your midfield then?
Maybe our strikeforce aint the best in the world, but its still better than yours.
I would have berbatov & owen any day over bent-der & eduardo.
Without fabregas where would your team be?
Roll on the 19th title
I hope AC Milan can beat Man U in the champions league, like the last time....good memories :) 6 Feb 2010 14:42
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Man utd have been unluky with injuries this season, they had 8 defenders out at 1 point.
Vidic & Ferdinand have not been playing alot of games together yet.
So the best is still yet to come for united.
Arsenal's midfield is weak, without cesc fabregas, just look at the villa vs arsenal game.
This is from a neutral point of view, because I am a big AC Milan fan.
In arsene we trust!!! 6 Feb 2010 16:34
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@Alumia_is_not_even_blue_square_premier_quality_let_alone_league_1_standard
Did man ure go undefeated for a WHOLE season.....no
Wenger is buliding a young successful team with a shoestring budget, not spending 17m on nani
Manutd and chelsea are on another league compared to arsenal 6 Feb 2010 17:25
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Did arse-anal ever won the champs league.......no
Nottingham forest won it and aston villa also manutd won it 3 times but not arsenal
Did you win 18 league titles.......no
Do arse-anal hold the record for the most FA Cup wins.....no manutd got it with 11 FA Cups
You call going 5 seasons without a single trophy successfull?
They are not even that young look at the comments above.
Where was that young successful team you were talking about in the arse-anal vs manutd game??? NOWHERE!!!
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
@In_arsene_we_trust!!!
In arsene we lose. 8 Feb 2010 01:15
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Wenger doesn't know whats he is doing, we lost on the counter yet again.
Wenger never learns, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the problem!
Get a decent goalie, decent fullback, good striker....problem solved. GEEZ!!
A LA Galaxy, Arsenal, PS3 fan. 8 Feb 2010 19:15
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Fabregas might leave in the summer.All hope is lost if he leaves, arsenal are not suppose to be a feeder club to barca. We already lost helb and henry to barca. Wenger always takes 1 step forward, and 2 steps back. Wenger needs a good kick up the ARSE, cause all he cares is about the balance sheet. If we lose to l'pool our 3rd defeat in a row then 3rd stop is up for grabs.
We might as well just end our season here, we won't win the champions league. Arsenal will end losing to either man utd, chelsea or barca eventually. In a matter of fact we might as well write to the FA and tell them to not enter us for the carling & FA cup. What is the point wenger?
Anyway, I hope we can get ps3 hacked in the future, so I can buy games for around $10 rather than $60.
Why is ronaldinho not playing for brasil? They need him. Dunga needs a slap! 9 Feb 2010 17:27
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Why is walcott a professional football? He is just a s**t version of usian bolt in an arsenal shirt. He got no other skill than running without the ball, which is useless by itself. If I was an england fan, then I would pray that walcott is injured b4 the world cup. Scoring a hatrick against croatia was the worse thing that ever happened to him, he never improved since.

Speaking of the world cup, if rooney is injured in the world cup, its GAME OVER. Gerard is not pulling his weight everytime I see england play. Dropping him of the squad will fix him up. He is too complacent.

Anyway, I am a brasil fan, so go brasil!! :D
Im just too pissed off @ Arse-nal & Liversh*t rigth now! 14 Feb 2010 20:22
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Im a Barca fan but i love the premier league too.
I would like to point out that the carlo ancelotti said that he is going to sit back, crowd out the midfield and counter on the break a week b4 the match. Arsene Wenger knew what he was gonna do, so what did he do?
Bugger all, he just played the same tactic that got them SPANKED by united and chelsea b4, and what happened then?
Arsenal got SPANKED again by chelsea. Also, i think someone should tell varmarlan that he is a defender, you stay back and tackle the opponents, not a midfielder for f*cks sake! No wonder they get caught on the counter! %$*@#&% Unbelieveable you feel like chucking your remote @ the TV when you watch them play against chelsea & united. But don't get me started on liversh*t. They played 2 (yes 2) holding defensive midfielders against f*cking Wolves and drew 0-0. They drew with Stoke 1-1. Maxi Rodriguez looks more and more of a rip off signing @ 1.5m
RANT OVER
Plus Heavey Rain demo is amazing.
Arsenal are lucky not to be 4-0 down by halftime 4 Apr 2010 15:43
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Arsenal got schooled by barca. Outclassed, outthought, and outfought in every department. Is it me or am I always disappointed with messi's performance when I see him live. He is overated, no where near Pele or Maradona.
Pele is the greastest footballer ever
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