Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jan 2011 23:50 UTC
Games Sony has responded to the recent cracking of the Playstation3, and the company claism that they can fix the issue - which ought to be impossible considering the scope of the hack. "We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it," Sony said, "We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details."
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RE[3]: Multiple root keys?
by galvanash on Sat 8th Jan 2011 01:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Multiple root keys?"
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they could blacklist the old key but have a checksum of all old games executable, so if the old key is used they just need to check if the hash is in the whitelist

Replace a broken public key signing mechanism with simple checksum database... I suspect that would make things easier for hackers, not harder.

To be fair though, that is a possible angle they could take and if they were careful enough it might work - but I highly doubt it.

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