[mythtv-users] PS3 keys

Jon Bishop jon.the.wise.gdrive at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 06:56:09 UTC 2011

On Jan 3, 2011, at 9:07 AM, Matt Emmott wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM, Jacob Mansfield  
> <cyberjacob at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On 3 January 2011 15:23, Dean Collins <Dean at cognation.net> wrote:
>>> lol does that count as blackmail ...pay me and we will work with  
>>> you not
>>> against you? <spam(?) link removed>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Dean
>> 1 what on earth is this
>> 2 what does it have to do with a ps3
>> 3 what does it have to do with mythtv
>> 4 why is it posted on the mythtv mailing list if it is about a ps3
>> Jacob Mansfield
>> Programmer
> Here's a relevant article - I guess this is the "root key" that  
> tells the
> PS3 that it's got a legitimate piece of software - I'm not sure why  
> it was
> posted to the mythtv list though:
> http://kotaku.com/5723105/hacker-claims-to-have-the-ps3s-front-door-keys

To expand a little bit more. What has been done is that the root  
signing key for the PS3 hardware has been discovered and leaked all  
over the internet. Why does this matter to mythtv? Because now any  
homebrew applications (such as perhaps mythfrontend?) can be signed  
and installed on *any* PS3 right there in the GameOS. No hardware  
drivers to worry about. There's people working on their own 3D shooter  
type games already. I would love to see a PS3 native MythFrontend app.


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