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Cryptography failure leads to easy hacking for PlayStation Classic

Ars Technica - 43 min 18 sec ago

Enlarge / The PlayStation Classic's internal USB, removed and picked at as part of the hacking effort. (credit: Yifan Lu / Twitter)

In the days since the PlayStation Classic's official release, hackers have already made great progress in loading other PlayStation games (and even non-PlayStation software) onto the plug-and-play device. What's more, it seems some sloppy cryptography work on Sony's part is key to unlocking the device for other uses.

Console hackers yifanlu and madmonkey1907 were among those who were able to dump the PlayStation Classic's code via the system's UART serial port in the days after its release. From there, as yifanlu laid out on Twitter, the hackers found that the most sensitive parts of the system are signed and encrypted solely using a key that's embedded on the device itself, rather than with the aid of a private key held exclusively by Sony. In essence, Sony distributed the PlayStation Classic with the key to its own software lock hidden in the device itself.

Further examination by yifanlu during a series of marathon, Twitch-streamed hacking sessions found that the PlayStation Classic also doesn't seem to perform any sort of signature check at all for the sensitive bootrom code that's loaded when the system starts up. That makes it relatively trivial to load any sort of payload to the hardware from a USB device at startup, as yifanlu demonstrated with a video of a Crash Bandicoot prototype running on the PlayStation Classic last week.

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Celebrating K8s crates inflation rate, Linux mates congregate

The Register - 46 min 55 sec ago
As KubeCon + CloudNativeCon draws nigh, vendors can't contain themselves

A number of open source types are heading toward Seattle, Washington, on Monday, if they're not already installed there, to attend the Cloud Native Computing Foundation's (CNCF) KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 confab.…

How to survive deadly 'Game of Thrones'? Science finds best strategy - CNET - News - 49 min 39 sec ago
An analysis of the HBO show's many deaths might reveal the secret to making it to the end of the final season.

Aquaman makes a splash in China - CNET - News - 51 min 22 sec ago
The movie has been a huge success since opening there Friday -- two weeks before it shows up in US theaters.

Toyota teases Gazoo Racing Supra Super GT racing concept - Roadshow - News - 59 min 28 sec ago
The new car is destined for Japan's Super GT race series.

These are the best Green Monday 2018 deals - CNET - News - 59 min 47 sec ago
There are some surprisingly good ones! Also: What the hell is Green Monday?

NASA Voyager 2 enters interstellar space after years of cosmic sightseeing - CNET - News - 1 hour 1 min ago
The probe joins Voyager 1 as only the second human-made object to escape the heliosphere.

McLaren 720S Spider is Britain's newest 212 mph convertible - Roadshow - News - 1 hour 9 min ago
If you've got the roof down, you can "only" do 202 mph.

Amazon reportedly fires workers in seller scam crackdown - CNET - News - 1 hour 13 min ago
The company was investigating reports about data leaks and bribes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 20 min ago
Chip-maker Qualcomm says it has won an injunction against Apple in a continuing dispute over intellectual property.

HyperChiller instant-iced-coffee maker makes a great gift at $23 - CNET - News - 1 hour 21 min ago
Normally $30, this Cheapskate exclusive might be just the thing for the coffee lover in your life.

iPad Pro's potential becomes clear with this $99 HyperDrive USB-C hub - CNET - News - 1 hour 25 min ago
Exclusive: Sanho's six-port HyperDrive USB-C Hub shows that Apple made the right choice when it ditched the Lightning port.

At least one major carrier lied about its 4G coverage, FCC review finds

Ars Technica - 1 hour 26 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images)

Four months after receiving a complaint claiming that Verizon "grossly overstated" its 4G LTE coverage in government filings, the Federal Communications Commission says that at least one carrier is apparently guilty of significant rules violations.

The FCC did not name any specific carrier in its announcement and did not respond to our question about whether Verizon is among the carriers being investigated. But the investigation was apparently triggered by a complaint about Verizon filed in August by the Rural Wireless Association (RWA).

The RWA, which represents rural carriers, made its case to the FCC by submitting speed test data. The speed tests showed the Verizon network wasn't providing 4G LTE service in areas that Verizon claimed to cover, according to the RWA.

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The best Instant Pot deals right now - CNET - News - 1 hour 27 min ago
If you haven't yet bought into the pressure-cooker hype, now's your chance to get in with some aggressive holiday pricing.

Have a gander at this: Amazon agrees not to act as Silicon Valley's foie gras dealer

The Register - 1 hour 32 min ago
Online marketplace coughs up $100k for selling force-fed birds' livers despite ban

Amazon will not sell pate made from the livers of force-fed ducks and geese in California, and has agreed to pay $100,000 in penalties after a civil suit was brought against its brown box delivery biz.…

Microsoft's rebuilt Edge likely to support Chrome extensions, may come to Xbox One - CNET - News - 1 hour 36 min ago
The browser's project manager reveals some details about compatibility.

Elon Musk says Navigate on Autopilot will expand to handle traffic lights - Roadshow - News - 1 hour 41 min ago
Musk wants Tesla's cars to handle a person's entire commute, soup to nuts.

Apple's HomePod is back to its Black Friday price of $250 at Target - CNET - News - 1 hour 43 min ago
That's $100 off the retail price you'd pay at the Apple Store.

The 15 best 2018 phones to give as gifts - CNET - News - 1 hour 46 min ago
The bonanza of quality phones resulted in some serious gems. We help you sort out the best budget, midprice and high-end handsets.

See Sanho's HyperDrive USB-C Hub for iPad Pro - CNET - News - 1 hour 46 min ago
The six-port dock shows what USB-C can do for the iPad Pro -- and it works with ordinary laptops, too.

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