Watch the video, they specifically state that this is why more people started looking at it. This is not something you can argue with, it's just the way it is.
No. What I see is a bunch of nerds, who try and find an excuse why they needed 4 years to decode something., that is suposed to be "easy" as pie. They simply lie, and the constant jabs at Sony clearly shows, how anoyed and ashamed they are.
Its ego talk, and from what I got from those presentation is this: there are still way off, untill anything productive can be done. They claim that its all in there, and easy as hell, yet they constantly appolagise that they have nothing to show...
You don't know what you are talking about.
They started working on the PS3 after OtherOS (Linux) had been removed. So it took them not 4 years to hack it.
Also, this is no exploit or bug in the firmware. Sony forgot to add a Random() function in there code they use to generate the Public Private Keys in there HQ, wich they use the sign there apps/games. Thats the whole point of the hack. The hacking team recreated the keys because of this "dumb" failure from sony.
Sony can't fix this. It's not a firmware related thing, so a new firmware won't fix it. They can't block the old Public Private Keys, everything thats released for the PS3 till then would not work anymore!
These guys will release a signed version of AsbestOS next month. So every one of the allready 45 million sold ps3 will have Linux again. Thats the first step. Second step is releasing the tools and keys to sign our own software.
No hardware modification needed!
Also, today is a presentation of there work. So be sure to check out the videos later that proof you wrong :)