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I admit I came on board after the exploit in Oct when I stumbled across a post on my psp hacking site regarding the jailbreak so I'm not too sure who Geohot is. I did read some of the stuff he did and it's mind blowing.
I believe I've heard of Waninkoko from the Wii hacking community. If it's the same person we're in for a treat since from what I've read the Wii community owes him a lot.
Now as to why Geohot would withhold a master key for so long. I believe it would be one of two things. Either the lack of a hacking scene and cries from Linux people about how he killed Linux, or the speculation that this new group overflow will be releasing it anyway. Either way, it's nice.
One thing that has bothered me a great deal is all this talk about the scene being dead and whatnot. It's only been three months. In that time I've seen a ton of stuff happen. Every week there is some kind of breakthrough. To me the scene seems to just be starting. Yet there seems to be some nae sayers (Sony anti-shills?) that every time something big happens, they go on and on about the scene being dead.
What I want to know is, are their IP's being checked? I mean really, they have 1-3 post(s) and their acting like they know everything.
I for one, look forward to CFW in the next six months as every one is tripping over themselves to out perform everyone else. I wish I knew enough to help. All I can do is leech off the pure awesomeness of the dev community and pray it works to my favor.
To any one who isn't a dev, let these guys work.
hmm some good news to start the new year with
Great post couldnt have said it better myself
Originally Posted by Kayot
you said it all
Some of the questions from people I see on this board make me wonder if they are really that stupid or if they are doing it just to troll which I think is most likely the case
I can see alot of bricked ps3's in the future. We will see so many custom firmware's as we did payloads and backup managers at the start of the jb.
Its going to be a mess at the start till there is one or two good custom firmware's are a cut above the rest.
That's why I'm going to sit tight using my PL3 payload and my Minimus, until a good CFW shows up.
Originally Posted by andyt12
This was discussed in the geohot thread. The key that geohot has given us is not the same as the private signing key being talked about by fail0verflow (as far as I can tell.) The key in these encryption apps is an AES key for dumping the plaintext of SELF files, and in this case also re-encrypting the files.
Originally Posted by n4ru
The private key relates to the algorithm used to sign files with ECDSA, while these new geohot keys are for AES encryption. I'm not sure if geohot used anything relating to the fail0verflow method in getting these keys, it may be that he has had them for awhile but didn't release as they were not too useful without a way to resign modified files - which will soon no longer be the case.
With all the newfound love for Geohot after his decrypt release, I was reflecting on the bad rap Waninkoko got on the Wii since day one, being the DANGEROUS Wii hacker & all.. Glad both Geohot and Waninkoko are (at least from what I see) finally getting the respect they deserve...
Originally Posted by Kayot
Wow its amazing what a hacking conference can do to a scene. We went from barely getting anything to news coming out of the wood work. Which usually happens in this scene. We have a dry spell, and then a lot of releases. It's like the developers are releasing stuff in stages every X amount of months lol.