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[PS3] More dongles info decrypted by oct0xor


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37 Responses

  1. garrei says:

    … Im getting a PS3

  2. GoodBoy says:

    Let’s encourage PIRACY!

  3. svenn says:

    I still kinda wonder how oct0xor can do this and Sony can’t.

  4. anon says:

    Coz oct0xor reverse engineers with skills, while Sony is a media and entertainment company that whacks off to hollywood and wonderbooks.

  5. commodore 64 says:

    .. Hope you are happy at what your group has become Bad Boy and BlackHawk.. 1989-1994 you stood for something. 2012 you sell out like whores on a street corner.

    Pull your group back to together, don’t forget where you came from.. .

  6. ViRGE says:

    I suspect we’re going to see scenario #2 in the end. TB can come out with new encryption schemes, but if they’re using the same basic attack to patch all 3.6+ games then you only need to decrypt a couple of them to get a handle on how it works. All of that can be done by exploring the current dongle, FW, and games, which means newer security systems won’t necessarily prevent analysis by 3rd parties.

  7. NOT COOL says:

    So this means new CFW for the PS3??

  8. z3r01 says:

    here what the future holds:

    -true blue dongle gets hacked>method of which they patch games discovered>true blue dies…even if they change security, its pointless since the scene already know how they patch>sony steps in and patches that up with next firmware upgrade>scene dies for pirates>people complain for new hacks>pirates cry for the newsiest games

  9. A FabledHero says:

    so ken i get free gaems yet or not?

  10. dklfbq says:

    I dont think it could mean cfw. maybe it could mean a permanent fix to PSN for 3.55 though.

  11. Soldier says:

    Is this guy a ***? If he cracks the True Blue, that means Sony will now know how to protect future games meaning that this is the dumbest *** ever. Just stop being cheap bastards and buy a true-blue for 55-60 bucks.

    • wololo says:

      You contradict yourself. Tru blue users are the cheap bastards in this story. Not only are you paying an expensive price to play the games, you are giving money to the wrong persons. Stop being a cheap *** and buy your games.

      • Squarepusher says:

        You shame your institution wololo (the ‘hacker institution’). Sounds like you like giving *** to an industry that is anti-consumer, anti-worker, and generally doesn’t give a *** about the kind of shovelware they dish out to you.

        Preaching about ‘stop being a cheap ***’ and touting the anti-piracy line while you freeride with your leeched, warezed, keygenned copy of IDA Pro – give me a *** break pal.

        • wololo says:

          I don’t own IDA Pro, but thanks for trying.
          It might shock you, but one can be a hacker and pay for the software they use (when it’s a commercial product).

          I do work as a developer, and I have respect for devs. I have much less respect for Sony, but sadly the only way to give devs the money they deserve for a PS3 game, is to go through Sony for now.

          • Squarepusher says:

            If it weren’t for piracy, you wouldn’t have a SNES ROMset right now to use on your SNES emulator. If it weren’t for piracy – no prototype game out there would have ever been made playable for you to play on an emulator. If it weren’t for piracy – all those ‘cartridges’ you bought would have all been ‘bit-rotten’ away with nothing left for you to enjoy or play. Oh, I’m sure those same companies would recoup your investment – herp derp – yeah sure they would – because they give so much of a *** about you.

            The ‘piracy scene’ does a beter job at preservation than this dipshitty industry has ever attempted to do. I didn’t see Microsoft giving a *** about preserving the content on their XBLA network for Xbox 1 once Xbox 360 came out – they pulled the plug out of that thing as soon as their new product came out. I’d much rather see people ‘preserve’ the stuff on XBLA/PSN right now rather than it all going down the memory hole, but hey, what do I know? It isn’t like there are articles out there that say the piracy scene is actually doing a good service in the form of preservation.

            Articles like this certainly don’t exist –


            You deny these articles exist?

            Need I remind you of a little project called KEEPS – EU funneled millions of public taxpayer money to that fraud and nothing ever came out of it – just fancy meetings, plane tickets, fancy hotels, and lots of philosophical *** waving about the ‘ultimate preservation’ project.

            It might shock you, but ALL REVERSE ENGINEERING HAS BEEN RENDERED ILLEGAL NOW – especially the kind you’re attempting to do on PS Vita. (as Mr. Graf Chokolo found out himself in a little country called Germany).

            Yes, it’s illegal – but it’s only ‘illegal’ if you give your consent to the lobbies and corporations that made it ‘illegal’ in the first place.

            You’re a useful idiot if you pretend you’re against ‘Sony’ yet you give your money to the subsidised third party devs and first party devs that continue to do business with them. you might as well admit that you’re just too adddicted to videogames to give too much of a *** about any real issues and that this is just that – empty ‘rhetoric’.

          • wololo says:

            @Squarepusher: You’re missing the point of my article. I am not against piracy per se (although I personally don’t pirate anymore for various reasons, one being that now I have money), I am against paying the wrong people. If you pay for games (which is indirectly what happens with True Blue, since the device is overpriced, and since it *only* allows to play pirated games, and does not allow anything else), then pay the people who created them!

            I pirated a lot as a kid, and my personal opinion on the subject of intellectual property is that people who do not have a decent salary should get digital content for free (music, movies, games, software…). But that’s a socialist approach and would never work. My point here is, we’re on the same line, so don’t get me wrong.

            Nowadays, I buy many videogames. As you might have seen in my previous posts, I largely favor initiatives such as the humble Bundle or Kickstarter, which are much more respectful of customers and devs. Once in a while, I buy an official PS3/PSP/Vita game, most of the time it’s because there’s an exploit in them. Whatever happens, I am too busy to play games these days, and end up buying games I never play. This is my personal way of “paying back” for the hundreds of videogames I played for free as a kid. So yeah, I believe piracy is necessary, but in my world it wouldn’t be called piracy, it would be the logical way culture works: people with no money get it for free, people with money pay a little more for it.

          • wololo says:

            I am also 100% with you on the subject of preservation. One of my “stupid theories” is that in the future people will consider DRMs as an equivalent of what happened to the Library of Alexandria: billions of books, games, music, etc.. lost forever because the securities on them will prevent people in the future from looking at them (this is of course denying the idea that today’s DRMs will not be secure anymore in 10 years because a brute-force approach will be possible)

  12. TrueBlueSupporter says:

    True Blue put even better protection in you usb so this geek with no life doesn’t ruin the ps3 scene. I guess this nerd trying to crack the True Blue works for Sony. *** Sony and their overpriced bad video games. If I didn’t regret paying 60 bucks for every game I ever bought because 90 percent of video games are awful and don’t even deserve the money they want when it first comes out!

  13. wololo says:

    Yeah, I also kill kittens on my free time.
    Seriously though, you’re cute, keep going 🙂

  14. Squarepusher says:

    Good to see that you can see the logic in my counter-argument – I feel this vendetta against piracy is self-defeating even to the most ideological extremist -what is at stake here is the DRM-laden, anti-second hand, anti-low game pricing game industry here. What should be a concern should be the living standards of employees at AAA+ game developers – the crunch hours, the lousy contracts, the way employees are considerd as disposable.

    All those issues are far more serious and egrevious than a ‘software pirate’ playing a decrypted copy of Ninja Gaiden 3 he didn’t pay for without a DRM dongle. It’s time for perspective here – it would be similar to blaming and disparaging the jobless for the fact they’re unemployed rather than pointing the blame at megabanks, their vast amount of derivatives and the way they’re draining the countries dry out of money to keep themselves afloat.

    Besides – I will admit here for all the world to see – I will defend piracy for exactly the reasons stated above. However, this is coming from the same guy that (in all honesty) hasn’t found a decent game worth pirating for the past 3-4 years now. Seriously, I’m not even pirating anything anymore – because there’s nothing out there that even remotely appeals to me.

    So I just stick in retro land and live in the past I guess.

    I hope gamers will become more aware of the fact just how *** the current state of the games industry is after E3 – seriously, this thing is ripe for a good crash, and everyone would be better off for it. If piracy is the vehicle to do that, then I’m all for it – this thing is too corrupt, too bloated, and too bad at this point to keep afloat – just like the big megabanks and all the other corrupt institutions out there right now.

  15. wololosSadLonelyLife says:

    wololo must work for Sony or some ***. Most video games now adays suck and don’t deserve the price cost of 60 bucks when being released. Lets see, if you’re so smart do the math in buy one device that is 60 bucks and that saves you the cost of paying for 10-20 games that cost 60 bucks which saves you 600-1,200 dollars on the games that suck anyways. For a hacker wololo, you don’t seem too intelligent at math.

  16. ShinichiKudo721 says:

    Great news!! F@CK TB DONGLES!!!! Long Live Feeedoms!!. This is what you call a PS3 Dev unlike those cheap *** Team “Paradox”.

  17. wololo says:

    That’s a good idea, why dont you go play somewhere else while the grownups are talking, honey?

  18. Shadoxi says:

    Sorry Wololo, but i don’t agree with your analysis.
    First of all, decrypt True blue payload will not lead Sony to understand “How Tb decrypt original Eboot” because trueblue team use their own exploit to decrypt original Eboot and after that, Tb team use also their own reencryption scheme (like a drm).
    So, decrypt Tb payload will only lead to decrypt and bypass TB eboot drm.
    Yes, “the people behind True Blue are not amateurs in the hacking scene” and in the state of the art, this stage 2 of payload probably represent no more than the tip of the iceberg (but great work oct0xor).According to me, the most important stage is lv2 hash verification.

    p.s: to erradicate dongle disease just disconnect write protect pin from pcb and connect it to gnd.

    • wololo says:

      Thanks Shadoxi, you make a good point.

      I thought the hypothesis was that the games where debug/unsigned versions that came from some leaks on an underground website or irc channel… but I can’t remember if I’m entirely making this up or if I read it somewhere :/

      • Shadoxi says:

        I think you make reference to Mathieulh comments.
        But,we have no proof that the games come from debug versions.
        And Mathieulh said also that the payload send to TB dongle the encrypted header but it’s false !

        Just, patch sys_sm_shutdown syscall from True Blue upgrade Eboot. Launch it , unplug your dongle and exit apps-> it will exit without reset lv2 memory. Now you can launch Tb eboot without TB dongle.

        I do not understand why Sony does not react against TB dongle?
        May be like you said, Tb team buy debug game from corrupted employees (social engineering).And that’s why Sony can’t do anything.

  19. Squarepusher says:

    Sigh, people are still quoting Mathieulh as if he knows anything? LOL. I thought it has been well established by now that the guy is a fraud – he never knew anything, never did *** – just leeched all his *** from people who did know.

    Seriously, the guy is a laughing stock. At least the PS3 scene figured this one out after two years – here’s seeing how long it takes the ‘Vita’ scene to figure that out.

  20. the-green says:

    I don’t knew why, but I hate TrueBlue hater’s even if I don’t have this dongle !! without TrueBlue, PS3 hack would be buried 8 months ago !!!
    No one will stay on CFW 3.55 to play a SNES emulator !!
    Those reverse-engeneering storys are just bullshits ! nothing more, nothing less !
    Leave the TrueBlue alone & let them doing their job !!

  21. xpl0s10n says:

    Would he not be able to reencrypt a release with the same encryption that TruBlue had on it? Just curious… not sure how hard that would be to do lol

    • wololo says:

      What would be the goal?

      • xpl0s10n says:

        The exact same thing true blue is doing now, except released for free.. encrypted so Sony can’t decrypt it just as it is now. Obviously you couldn’t make this open source but wouldn’t this theoretically work? Again I have no idea how the dongle works.. just a thought…

        • xpl0s10n says:

          To be honest I was stupid stoned when I read this article the first. I interpreted it totally wrong lol I’m gonna be quiet now : P

  22. ricfoda says:

    Interessante isso tudo acabaram com o true blue,agora temos apenas 1 jogo por mes pra jogar.
    Grandes merdas fizeram os caras do true blue eram realmente inteligentes vcs que são burros que fazem tudo de graça kkkkk.Retornem true blue e mostrem quem realmente são os bons de verdade.

  23. ricfoda says:

    equipe duplex somente liberou fifa 13 onde está o resident evil 6 estamos esperando,se true blue estive-se ai já estariamos jogando.return true blue!

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