Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jan 2011 22:28 UTC
Legal "Sony has won its request for a temporary restraining order in its PS3 jailbreak case against Geohot and fail0verflow, despite a jurisdictional technicality. At the same time, the judge at the US District Court for the Northern District of California has allowed Sony to keep the lawsuit in San Francisco. The restraining order forbids the jailbreak team from distributing or linking the jailbreak procedure, or encouraging others to jailbreak or hack their PS3 or PSN. They've also been ordered to turn over any computers or storage media used to create the jailbreak to Sony's lawyers." Land of the free fail.
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RE[2]: This is ludicrous!
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 28th Jan 2011 21:05 UTC in reply to "RE: This is ludicrous!"
UltraZelda64
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So if for example somebody makes the keys from your home and give it to some random thief. I guess you will be very glad and make that person your best friend.

Ever hear of a bump key? They can open just about any lock, and can easily be made even by yourself if you wanted with just about any spare or old/unused standard-sized key and a cheap, specialized metal file. Not to mention, if you have a lot of keys to deal with with your own property, they'd probably be a hell of a lot more convenient replacing them all with... one key. You'd just need something to "bump" it with.

YouTube hosts plenty of videos demonstrating just how easy it is to make and use bump keys. Physical locks, in reality, are no more secure against attacks than Sony's PS3 root key. Hell, all a burgler needs to do is find a big enough rock somewhere (hint: they're everywhere) to throw at a window and bypass the door (including lock) entirely. If that for some reason can't be done, other objects--including hands and feet--could be used to strike against the glass.

So really, bad example: standard locks can be broken just as well as cryptographic keys can be cracked. Nothing's really "secure" and all locks do is provide you with a sense of security by making it just a bit harder to open a door. Nothing more. You could say it's the McAfee or Norton for physical doors; a false sense of security.

Edited 2011-01-28 21:08 UTC

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