Team Rebug started researching PS4 exploits
This almost went unnoticed: Team Rebug announced that they started working on PS4 hacks.
Team Rebug is well known in the PS3 scene for the very popular PS3 Custom Firmware of the same name. They had not been working on any other console so far. But in a note for their latest Rebug 4.76.1 release, the developers behind the PS3 Rebug CFW announced that they are now working on hacking the PS4.
The team is asking for help from people who have access to “confidential PS4 stuff”, and are also asking for donations (update: this ask has now been removed, see below).
On that topic, I’d personally suggest people to not donate in expectations for future releases, but rather to thank a given team for their past work. Team Rebug have delivered a lot for the Ps3 scene, but they’re no certainty they will ever release anything for the Ps4 at this point.
Update: To avoid any confusion on their intent, Team Rebug have removed the donations bit from their statement after we published this article.
This announce could also be just wishful thinking. Other “past” legends had announced they would be working on the PS4, and so far this hasn’t led to anything groundbreaking. but again, Team Rebug is extremely active on the PS3 scene and has delivered a lot, so let’s see what they can achieve on the PS4.
Team Rebug’s full statement, as can be found in the Rebug 4.76.1 Readme:
We also started researching PS4 exploits, if any of you have an access to confidential PS4 stuff, please send us an email
Also if you would like to help us speed up development on the PS4, please donate!
Donation link can be found on http://rebug.me[Note: the ask for donation has now been removed]
Fail0verflow showed a few weeks ago at the CCC event that the PS4 is not as secure as people thought, and they showcased Linux running on a PS4. Fail0verflow have clear goals to encourage indie development on the console while steering people away from piracy. On the other hand, it’s pretty clear based on their work on the PS3 that team rebug don’t have such concerns and would on the contrary favor hacks that enable piracy.
Follow all the news and latest status of PS4 hacking on our PS4 Jailbreak page.