Programming Flaw Could Allow Total PS3 Hacking

By JDavis | 12/30/10 7:25 AM

A team of hackers presenting at the recent 27th Annual Chaos Communication Conference appear to have exploited a programming flaw in Sony's Playstation 3 that could allow them to sign their own code on the console--giving them total control over the device.

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Potential Vulnerability of SSL on Devices

By JDavis | 12/20/10 4:42 AM

Today, many embedded devices rely heavily on SSL encryption through the use of hard-coded keys located within the device's firmware. In this scenario, all devices running a given firmware version are using the same private SSL key, resulting in a potential security vulnerability that could put data at risk.

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