Remember the numbers that Marcan tweeted on 10th of October? Yeah, that might be the “keys” that will be used to sign the app under a PS3 console. Marcan has clarified this in his latest tweets:
It’s Sony not knowing WTF they’re doing when making signatures, and thus mathematically leaking their keys.
Clarification #3: The private keys refer to keys that Sony HQ uses. PS3s don’t have these keys (but we calculated them due to the fail).
Clarification #4: the random number isn’t 4, it’s more like 007eabbb79360e14df1457a4194b82f71a0dc39280 (example). But it’s still constant.
There you go, Marcan actually has known this all along even before we were dealing with the jailbreak issues, downgrading etc. Strangely, he officially announced the AsbestOS project, on 20th October, 10 days after he revealed the “keys”. Well, let’s see if we can back date this:
10 October – Marcan hinted at the “keys”.
20 October – Marcan officially announced AsbestOS.
10 December – Marcan discovered everything.
20 December – Marcan mentioned about “private keys leak”.
21-22 December – Marcan’s soldering the PS3 console.
25 December – Xorloser tweeted this.
25 December – Marcan hinted again.
29 December – Signing keys finally revealed by the fail0verflow dudes.
30 December – AsbestOS.pup confirmed.
For the record, Marcan is also working on his Kinect Hack called and OpenLase, not that he has much to do to hack the PS3 console anyway since it is not a hack nor exploit to begin with. It’s an Epic Fail by Sony.
UPDATE: On the other hand, the December 20th “private keys leak” tweet was in fact a slight teaser (we discovered everything on December 10th)