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Sony's Kevin Butler accidentally retweets PlayStation 3 security key

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Feb 2011 14:20 User comments (20)

Sony's Kevin Butler accidentally retweets PlayStation 3 security key Sony's Kevin Butler, the character played by actor Jerry Lambert in PS3 commercials, accidentally retweeted the PlayStation 3 security key this morning, but has since taken it down.
The USB dongle ID generator key, which has been used by hackers to create signed firmwares and homebrew, was posted by @exiva originally.

Said Travis La Marr (@exiva):

[Edited for legal reasons]xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx Come at me, @TheKevinButler


Butler, clearly misunderstanding the reference, wrote back:

Lemme guess... you sank my Battleship? RT @exiva: xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx Come at me, @TheKevinButler


The gaff is notable because Sony recently expanded their lawsuit to include anyone caught sharing the code, via Twitter, YouTube, PSX-Scene and more.

(Pic, story via Techspot (with unedited code/their screenshot)): Here

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20 user comments

19.2.2011 14:26

Afterdawn is afraid to post this?

46 DC EA D3 FE 45 D8 09 23 EB 97 E4 95 64 10 D4 CD B2 C2

29.2.2011 14:30

you might get sued as well since you just copied and paste that number from that link that they just posted...

notice why they replace the numbers on this site with X's

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Feb 2011 @ 14:31

39.2.2011 14:32

He-Man!!!! And the Masters of the Obvious!!!!

49.2.2011 18:16

Ah, but just like the CSS code, no one owns ANY arbitrary string of numbers, sorry ^^ . I think I'll make a T-shirt.

59.2.2011 22:43

If they wanted ownership, they should have copyrighted it...that would have made hacking a lot easier!



610.2.2011 2:31

I'm not sure why AD is afraid to post the key, it reminds me of my other favorite string:

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2007/05/03/09_f9_11_02_9d_74_e3_5b_d8_41_56_c5_63_56_88_c0-aacs_la_tries_to_eradicate_it


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710.2.2011 2:57

Go Sony! Go Sony! Go Sony! Go Sony!


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810.2.2011 5:59

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
I'm not sure why AD is afraid to post the key, it reminds me of my other favorite string:

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2007/05/03/09_f9_11_02_9d_74_e3_5b_d8_41_56_c5_63_56_88_c0-aacs_la_tries_to_eradicate_it
They are afraid of getting sued. They are not afraid of loosing, as they would not be in the wrong...they are just afraid of the lawyer fees.


910.2.2011 7:23

Originally posted by KillerBug:


They are afraid of getting sued. They are not afraid of loosing, as they would not be in the wrong...they are just afraid of the lawyer fees.
Haha, lets sit back and see mr sony get off scott free for his gaff and the rest of them get sued back to the stone age...

.. Ermmm double standards.

1010.2.2011 10:39

Originally posted by hikaricor:
Afterdawn is afraid to post this?
46 DC EA D3 FE 45 D8 09 23 EB 97 E4 95 64 10 D4 CD B2 C2
Your missing a pair... there is a 17 in there... did you accidentally leave it out or did it get modified so it is not the real key?

1110.2.2011 14:46
Trick or treat
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46 DC EA D3 17 FE 45 D8 09 23 EB 97 E4 95 64 10 D4 CD B2 C2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! come and get me !! I not a Pu$$Y hahahaha !!

1210.2.2011 14:50

lol does that mean that sony should also sue bing, google, yahoo and all other search engines who are all also listing this code due to the vast number of pages it appears on.

lol google says : About 131,000 results haha

1310.2.2011 15:27

Sony's legal dep't. is is a bunch of pinheads, obviously. I guess none of them had ever heard of CSS? LOL They only spread the code even faster by suing.

This lawsuit fiasco is going to end up costing Sony millions, with *no* return. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving corporation... Karma's a real bitch.

1410.2.2011 20:34

46 DC EA D3 FE 45 D8 09 23 EB 97 E4 95 64 10 D4 CD B2 C2
Felt the need to post it to and I still have a huge man crush on KB.


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1511.2.2011 8:04
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Originally posted by Bozobub:
Ah, but just like the CSS code, no one owns ANY arbitrary string of numbers, sorry ^^ . I think I'll make a T-shirt.
On top of that, Sony is crazy if they think they can put Pandora back in the box! Once the info is out, it's out for good. Instead why not embrace the idea and create an app store for the PS3 for developers. They could actually make some money instead of wasting it suing people.

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1611.2.2011 23:32

what can one do with this string?

1713.2.2011 21:50

Originally posted by redcape:
what can one do with this string?
allows you to add your own crack update or something so you can allow it to save full ver of PS3 games onto the hard drive... go to rent a game then save it and return the game and you don't need the game to play it

1813.2.2011 22:03

Wow! That's cool! Is there a guide on here somewhere on how I use it?

1914.2.2011 8:48

No. That WOULD get AD in trouble; hex strings are one thing, the actual procedure is something else entirely.

"GeoHot" will possibly be able to get out of this lawsuit relatively easily, since his version of the "crack" specifically did not directly allow for piracy. I wish him and the "failOverflow" group the best of luck. The later releases of piracy-enabling CFW, well... They're in a world of hurt, if SOny knows who they are.

2017.2.2011 21:55

Remember kids... Spread the code in unusable form such as ASCII art, JPEG, Morse code and such to have the precedence of the CSS trial back you up if you are ever sued. :)

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