Geohot Releases PS3 Exploit

At the time of writing, there’s over 300 comments on Geohot’s latest post on his blog congratulating him on his release of his ‘exploit’. “In the interest of openness,” he says, “I’ve decided to release the exploit. Hopefully, this will ignite the PS3 scene, and you will organize and figure out how to use this to do practical things, like the iPhone when jailbreaks were first released. I have a life to get back to and can’t keep working on this all day and night.”

Geohot, who has recently found fame on the likes of Eurogamer and the BBC, says the exploit “gives full memory space access and therefore ring 0 access from OtherOS.”  Sounds like Davs talking about football to me. “It’s actually pretty simple,” he says.  He does go into how he did it, but it’s (thankfully) way above most people’s preconception of a released ‘exploit’ and not really for discussion here on TSA.  Lord only knows where this will end up now, but let’s hope Sony are on the ball and have this ready to patch out as soon as possible.


TheSixthAxis does not condone hacking nor suggest you use any such ‘exploit’.