Monday, February 21, 2011

Sony threatens to turn off all gamers from the PlayStation Network for PS3 Hacking

Yes, yesterday the representatives of the Sony Corporation has officially reported that during an attempt to circumvent security algorithms for the PS3 and run unauthorized software on that console gamers will be disconnected from the PlayStation Network. I remember, Microsoft somehow disabled the multiple hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of gamers who own hacked Xbox 360. Now in the footsteps of fellow is a corporation Sony.

In general, Sony is very much a hard-reacts to everything connected with burglary PS3 and installing third-party software for this console. Apparently, the leadership really believed in the impossibility of sacred hacking protection system console, but the fact that breaking a corporation acted on several shocking. Well, with GeoHot-ohm companions are still dealt with law enforcement agencies, along with most Sony, and all the others rushed into the punched hole in the protection of the console.

Sony Corporation all that well, really do not like the legal steps to prevent hacking console individual users like as not, and now the authorities announced that "hacked - We'll get you disconnected from the PlayStation Network». In addition, it is reported that "in order to avoid blocking access to the PlayStation Network, consumers should immediately stop using and remove all devices from the console to break the protection system PS3, erasing all of unauthorized or pirated software on their consoles."

It is worth noting that the U.S. court has previously recognized the jailbroken iPhone-s perfectly legitimate, and perhaps that's why Sony is not drawn to the court to prohibit a court order breaking PS3. Most likely, if such treatment will be on the court by users.

In general, the situation is developing quite an interesting way, so it pays to keep track of the steps the corporation, seeks by all means protect your child from bad hackers.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pirate Bay creators plan to launch Music Bay

For years The Pirate Bay has been a thorn in the side of the music industry, but things could be about to take a turn for the worse. Over the past days rumors of a new project titled “The Music Bay” have been circling, and now a Pirate Bay insider has just confirmed to TorrentFreak that the major record labels have good reason to be afraid, very afraid.

A few years ago the Pirate Bay crew registered a domain name that until now hasn’t been very active, At the time it was registered there were plans to create the most efficient music sharing system ever built, but these were put aside as other projects needed more urgent attention.

In recent days, however, rumors started to grow that The Music Bay domain might be put to use after all. It is currently setup to serve ads for The Pirate Bay website, but this spring it could be hosting a special surprise for the music industry.

The currently active subdomain is currently displaying a “comming soon” [sic] title so TorrentFreak caught up with a Pirate Bay insider to learn more about the plans for the site. Although the Pirate Bay crew is reluctant to release any specific details, their intentions are obvious.

“The music industry can’t even imagine what we’re planning to roll out in the coming months. For years they’ve complained bitterly about piracy, but if they ever had a reason to be scared it is now,” TorrentFreak was told. “It will be a special surprise for IFPI’s 78th birthday, and we’re thinking of organizing a huge festival in Rome where IFPI was founded.”

IFPI is of course the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, one of the most active anti-piracy outfits and a long-time adversary of The Pirate Bay. Formed under Italy’s fascist government of Benito Mussolini in 1933, IFPI will turn 78 in April of 2011.

TorrentFreak did ask for more details about “The Music Bay”, but the above is all we are able to reveal at this stage. What’s clear from the conversation we had, however, is that the major record labels are in for a big surprise. More details are expected to follow in the near future.

Without any hard evidence all the above can of course be interpreted in a million ways. We simply don’t know what the announced project will be, who will run it and what it will do. For all we know the entire project is nothing more that a domain name, registered and used just for the purpose to put fear into the already quite paranoid music industry.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New devices for webOS from HP

Today (9 February 2011) in San Francisco, HP introduced a new device to webOS: HP Veer, HP Pre 3 and HP TouchPad. And also, announced the release of webOS 3.0.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Games on Unreal engine soon on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

At the last Conference of Korea Games Conference Epic Games have announced that a set of developer tools for their popular Unreal Engine will soon be able to also "generate iOS-applications." In other words, one of the most popular and advanced engines will soon delight us amazingly beautiful picture on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The company demonstrated a demo-version of the game, working on a new engine called Epic Citadel (iTunes) at the presentation of Apple, which was presented to the new iPod touch. Then they released a free demo version of the application in the App Store. Since then, the demo has been downloaded about a million times - so the schedule was struck by fans of the apple devices.

Epic Games is launching its suite iOS-developers believe in the potential of mobile gaming devices and mobile store. The company is also interested in the platform Android, but is not reported when their engine will support this OS.

About exploits for iOS, bootrom and conflict with Geohot

The recent release of the jailbreak Geohot for devices based on Apple A4 aroused great attention in the circles Dev Team. Most developers implication George Hotz of the selfishness of his intentions, vanity and folly. Why did this happen?

limera1n - untethered jailbreak from geohot second uses a known vulnerability in bootrom iOS all new devices. Earlier in September this year, members of the Dev Team pod2g and posixninja excavated and partially documented the first known vulnerability in bootrom Apple A4 devices. Now Apple is aware of two vulnerabilities that are likely to be closed with the next revision of the hardware devices.

The thing that bootrom (or SecureROM) - is a small downloader, that's called iPhone / iPad as soon as you turn on the device. Bootrom usually sewn in read-only NAND (flash memory), which is stitched at the factory during manufacture of the device. All subsequent updates iOS does not affect this portion of memory: update bootrom only possible with the new hardware revision of devices. That's why all found vulnerabilities in this area code are strategically important.

Upon completion of bootrom passes control to the loader iBoot. iBoot - this is the second stage boot, whose task is to conduct a partial initialization of the device, load the kernel iOS and give him control. iBoot easily alter the upgrade iOS, on this all found in him the vulnerability of a temporary nature.

The whole chained iOS boot process looks something like this: bootrom -> iBoot -> iOS

Ongoing vulnerability bootrom always a guarantee that sooner or later jailbreak will be taken. Vulnerabilities in iBoot or iOS unreliable and Apple closed during the upgrade iOS. In addition jailbreak, which runs through vulnerabilities in iBoot usually is tethered, ie, After rebooting the device you need to jailbreak again.

After a hasty release limera1n Dev Team have postponed exit greenpois0n to hide the implementation of the exploit bootrom - SHAtter from Apple to the next generation of devices, in which 100% will be shut down vulnerabilities exploited geohot.

If you are interested in this subject, the next time we can consider the operating principle exploits for jailbreak.