PlayStation Classic hacked, now games can be run from a flash drive
A fragment of the motherboard included console
On Habré already wrote 3r362. about PlayStation Classic, which is a PlayStation One hardware emulator. Unfortunately, the number of games sewn by the developers of the console in its memory is limited to 20 titles. But there were already craftsmen who removed this limit and taught the console to work with a flash drive - games can be downloaded directly from the drive.
It turned out that the cryptographic protection of the device is weak, so it was easy to crack the prefix. Burglars - professionals in the field of modification and hack of consoles, received a dump of the console through the UART-port and began to analyze it. The software part of the console is protected by a key, which, by a strange coincidence, is not stored somewhere, but in the console itself.
Stream in an hour. It’ll just be me laughing for the whole night. 3r330. pic.twitter.com/nUrYmvCG4E
- Yifan (@yifanlu) December ? 201 3r3335.
So there is no question of any private keys that are stored by Sony. Perhaps the company simply did not bother too much with the problem of protection, understanding that a hardware emulator is not too hard to crack. This is not a PS Vita or PS4 Pro.
Moreover, the prefix, when executing any code, does not verify the signature, so that the craftsmen managed to launch their own files. You can download them from a USB device, the process was demonstrated by a hacker (in the positive sense of the word) with the nickname yifanlu.
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