Originally Posted by DuckieHo
The epic fail was that Sony did not use a random seed number as the equation requires. It would be like a door company shipping on security doors that all use the same key. It is just a matter of time until someone finds the right key which unlocks all their doors. This why door companys don't use the same key pattern for every lock...
How many people in the world are working to hack the PS3? How many man-hours have been spent trying to crack this?
That's a double bladed sword if you ask me.
Ok - Sony did do an "epic fail" in their security.
But using your question: how many people in the world have been trying to hack the PS3 and the hours spent slaving over this...... yet everyone missed this epic fail until now and it's been what- 4 years?
I'd say that Sony isn't the one who failed here entirely. It's the hackers. Took them forever to figure out that, as per your example, that the same key is used to unlock every door. It's a skeleton key, and from what I gather, a blindingly obvious one. If it was such an "epic fail" of Sony, then why did it take so long to figure out until now?