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Where would Sony probably keep the private keys?
Where would Sony probably keep the private keys? –
We all know that they aren't located on the console, so where could they be?
I'd say it's probably only with the most trusted employees/developers.
I mean if it got out wouldn't it be catastrophic?
Any employee with access to the keys would probably not have a job if they were leaked, so I'd say they are pretty safe. Probably a small team of 5-10 people, just guessing.
And yes, it would be catastrophic.
I'm sure even the developers don't know what the keys are.
Let's hope Sony pisses off one of the people who knows/has access to the keys.
On the other hand, it's quite possible that no one knows the keys and it was generated randomly by a key generator and is kept on an isolated computer that has no network access. This would ensure that no one can really leak the key if no one knows it. They could easily make it so that all the employees have to do is select the EBOOT and the program encrypts it. This would ensure that the would be kept secret. You can't leak what no one knows.
Insure ccfmans description is more accurate. There's no way anybody probably has the key memorized, but how many people have access to the computers storing the keys. I say computers because they must have multiple backups stored across different locations. If they lose the keys then they are pretty screwed.