PS3 hack found

iPhone hacker finally breaks through hard shell of PS3

The PS3 has finally been hacked. That's according one hacker who claims to have figured it all out.

It took hackers weeks to get into the PSP when it launched, opening up the platform to a world of fun homebrew apps (and dirty piracy), but the PS3's been out for over three years with no hacks found... until now if the hacker's claims prove to be true.

"I have read/write access to the entire system memory, and HV level access to the processor. In other words, I have hacked the PS3," he says.

He says the PS3 is "very simple hardware cleverly applied, and some not so simple software," also claiming it took him a total of five weeks' work to get through Sony's security.

Can you hack yours today then? No. "As far as the exploit goes, I'm not revealing it yet," adds the hacker on his blog (via Gizmodo), who doesn't want Sony respond to his hack. "The theory isn't really patchable, but they can make implementations much harder," he adds.

Should we believe him? Apparently we should, because it's the same guy who first cracked (or jailbroke, if you like) the original iPhone, so he has stripes.