As we all have known, the metldr keys of the PS3 console has been discovered by geohot but it seems that the one that “announced” the keys in the recent hacking conference with their “PS3 Epic Fail” presentation never got a grasp of what could be a root key of the PS3 console. Here’s what a key member of Fail0verflow team, Marcan has to say about it:
you need an exploit in a loader (or a prior loader) to dump it. We had most everything below metldr, but not metldr itself.
so he obviously used our method to calculate the key, but he had to use a metldr exploit to dump it (which we don’t yet have).
When whether the two of them dueling each other for the keys by Twitterer, r1cola, here is Marcan’s reply:
he likes that sort of game, but we aren’t playing it. We’re polishing then releasing what we have, then that’s it.
Well, it seems that geohot is after all, the God of PS3 hacking scene