CTurt claims to develop a fully jailbroken version of PlayStation 4, using a previously created kernel exploit. This jailbreak means that pirated games, custom firmware, and applications unapproved by Sony can now run on the gaming console.
The hacker has mentioned that the exploit is currently available for version 1.76 of PlayStation 4. The jailbreak of other versions should be expected to the daylight in coming weeks.
Just broke WebKit process out of a FreeBSD jail (cred->cr_prison = &prison0). Guess you could say the PS4 is now officially “jailbroken” :P
— CTurt (@CTurtE) December 12, 2015
While this jailbreak can be used by CTurt and other hackers to design their own custom PS4 firmware, it could also be used to run pirated software in the gaming console. Also read: No, ISIS Didn’t Use PlayStation 4 To Plan Paris Attacks The Twitter account of the hacker posted that now it’s possible to successfully dump the RAM from other processes like SceShellUI.
Can successfully dump RAM from other processes (like SceShellUI) using ptrace! Next step: patching RAM… — CTurt (@CTurtE) December 12, 2015
PS4 kernel exploit finally working! Thanks to everyone involved!
— CTurt (@CTurtE) December 6, 2015
It’s quite obvious that Sony won’t be pleased to hear this and will make sure that no vulnerabilities exist on PS4’s latest firmware version. The company might also consider some legal actions against the hacker in near future.
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