Sony’s last console has already been cracked

Almost a year from its release, the PS5 is a real success. As proof, the scalpers have taken the console by storm, to the chagrin of players who really want to get the latest machine from Sony. As the ultimate sign of his success, hackers are massively testing the limits of this little gem of technology, to the point of even succeeding in detecting some flaws in its security system.

PS5 defenses about to fall

Every computer system has its flaws. As inviolable as they are, the consoles inevitably end up giving in under the pressure of the pirates. It must be said that hackers are having a great time finding small breaches in the protections installed by manufacturers of electronic devices.

Like its predecessors, it would seem that the PS5 was finally cracked. Be careful, this does not mean that you will be able to run pirated copies anytime soon on the console, but rather that it will soon be possible to running homebrew games in the near future.

The person behind this feat is none other qu’Andy Nguyen, security engeneer chez Google. For those who do not know him, he is a famous hacker who had already revealed several security holes on PS4. He was then paid by Sony for his work, which had finally fixed the breaches of his system through various updates.

Hackers on the alert

The intentions of the one who calls himself “The Flow0” remain murky. Will he sell his find to Sony in exchange for money? The hacker did not want to explain how he managed to crack his PS5. This suggests that his goal was not to create a hole for other hackers to complete his work.

Others, however, did not wait for Andy Nguyen to take action. The “fail0verflow” hacker group also tried to give way to the defenses of the PS5. If they do not seem to have succeeded in achieving their goal yet, they claim to have done major discoveries on how the console works.

Translation: We got all (symmetric) ps5 root keys. They can all be obtained from software – including per-console root key, if you look hard enough! https://t.co/ulbq4LOWW0

November 8, 2021

On their Twitter account, the hackers revealed having found the root keys of the PS5. This is not yet sufficient to break the security system of the Sony console. However, this discovery should cause the firm to be concerned and to strengthen the defenses of his machine. It seems very likely that the PS5 is destined for a very similar future to that of its little sister, the PS3.


Source: Hitek : actualité geek et tests high tech by hitek.fr.

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