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: Comment by Brynet
by WereCatf on Sat 8th Jan 2011 12:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
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From what I've gathered, this cannot be fixed by a "firmware update".

Indeed. The master key has been found allowing one to generate perfectly valid signatures as many as one likes, and the master key is burned in the hardware and cannot be updated via software.

Sony cannot remove access to the master key, they cannot change it, and if they blacklisted it in software they'd be blacklisting all the signatures made with it thereby also blacklisting themselves.

I don't see how they're planning to fix this, and I really do think this is nothing more than a PR stunt; they are afraid of losing games publishers because of this. Of course, any games publisher worth their salt already knows the ramifications of master key being leaked and they know it can't be fixed.

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