Hacker group discovers possible PlayStation 5 jailbreak

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The hacker group failOverflow reports on Twitter that they have obtained the root keys of the PlayStation 5. With the root keys, it would theoretically be possible to ‘jailbreak’ the PS5 in the future. Unauthorized software, such as illegally obtained games, could then be run on the PS5.

Translation: We got all (symmetric) ps5 root keys. They can all be obtained from software – including per-console root key, if you look hard enough! https://t.co/ulbq4LOWW0

— fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) November 8, 2021

FailOverflow says in a Twitter message that they have “recovered all symmetric root keys” of Playstation 5. The authentication keys can be obtained from the software, according to the hackers. According to the hacker group, it would also contain the individual verification key of each PS5 console.

The hacker collective posted a message on Twitter with the caption “Another one bites the dust”. Attached to the Twitter message was a screenshot that appeared to show PS5 root keys. FailOverflow gives no further details about the discovery. The hacker group says in a

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