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#1 mod_me

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:39 AM

how will they stop hackers?? any ideas how sony will do this?? i'm sure the apps will be very limited

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 03:27 AM

I don't think the apps will be limited--it can run almost anything you can run on a Linux PC.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:56 AM

QUOTE(mod_me @ Nov 12 2006, 09:46 PM) View Post

how will they stop hackers?? any ideas how sony will do this?? i'm sure the apps will be very limited

Sony is limiting access to the RSX, GPU, via alternate OSes.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 01:46 AM

Sony also installed a small chip like the "Hypervisor" in the x360, and it watchs all the ATAPI command
packets send from your Linux app to the Marvell controller handling the SATA databus for the hard drive
and the Blue-Ray, and any "debug" or "security-hacking" type commands will be blocked and NOT transfer
to the drive. This is to stop software versions of programs to directly grab game or movie data from the
laser and transfer it into memory and to stop any "firmware" flashing of the devices connected to the SATA
bus controlled by the Marvell chipset.




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