Geohot Claims Hack Success

“Today I verified my theories about running the isolated SPUs as crypto engines”, says Geohot, the guy claiming to have ‘hacked’ the PS3. “I believe that defeats the last technical argument against the PS3 being hacked.”

The chap, who really should have been out running around buying last minute Valentine presents, appears to suggest control of the SPUs is the key to decrypting the PS3’s applications, bizarrely including “those from future versions”

His latest blog is filled with technical discussion way beyond anything I can understand, including control chains, hypervisors and vanilla ice cream, but it all sounds rather intriguing.  He does admit he’ll “never get the Cell root key” though.

Thank goodness for that.

TheSixthAxis does not condone piracy or the modification of your PS3.