Wii console finally hacked!

Cooooool!! Some guys have a video of it here.

In summary:

  • Boot Wii in Gamecube mode (which only allows access to certain areas of memory/ GC compatable hardware). However, you can still run custom GC code.
  • Mess with the physical address select lines on the memory chips so that you can manually select out of bound memory areas.
  • Do a complete memory dump with the above technique from code on a custom gamecube disk.
  • Extract encryption keys from said memory dump…….

And the moral is: don’t leave encryption keys lying around in memory!

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