The Fail0verflow team approached the PlayStation 5 hack
Recently, members of the well-known hacker group Fail0verflow shared a code snippet on Twitter and reported that they managed to get to all the root keys of the PlayStation 5.Apparently, the screenshot shows the decrypted PS5 firmware file, where the code related to the secure loader is highlighted. In theory, analyzing the decrypted firmware will help Fail0verflow (and other hackers) reverse the code and create custom firmware with the ability to download third-party software to the PS5.
Of course, to extract the PS5 system software and install a replacement, they will need some kind of exploit that will provide read / write access to the usually closed console kernel.
While Fail0verflow contributors have not written anything about such an exploit, they only note that the keys were “obtained from software”, that is, it did not require any hardware intervention.
Since the hackers do not disclose any details of their hacking so far, the network is already building theories and actively discussing the theoretical possibilities that open after obtaining the root keys. For example, Reddit users explain that the high-profile headlines about “PS5 hacking” are not entirely correct.
Speaking of exploits, it’s worth noting that over the weekend, another well-known hacker, theFlow0, posted a screenshot on Twitter that included Debug Settings, previously only available on developer hardware (where the GUI looks completely different), among the usual PlayStation 5 settings.
Let me remind you that we recently talked about the fact that Pwn2Own members made the printer to play AC / DC.