Every year after Christmas, hackers converge upon Berlin to take part of the annual Chaos Communication Conference, and this year was no exception. Most of the talks given at this year’s CCC, the 27th so far, are pretty dorky, but there was one big announcement yesterday: the same group who cracked the Nintendo Wii and allowed it to run the Homebrew Channel have seemingly cracked Sony‘s PlayStation 3 once and for all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcbaeKA2moE&feature=player_embeddedWhile jailbreaks have been possible on the PlayStation 3 before now through the USB port, Sony locked the PS3 down last month, forcing anyone who wants to jailbreak their console and run warezed games to downgrade their firmware.That appears to no longer be the case. The hacker group — called failoverflow — says that they’ve found a way to get the PS3 to reveal its private cryptography key, which will allow the community to effectively sign its own code. The group’s aim is not to enable pirating on the PS3, although that’s probably a natural consequence: instead, they want to enable the installation of Linux on every PS3 ever sold. But let’s face it: who cares about that?As for the PS3 master key, we hear it’s 46 DC EA D3 17 FE 45 D8 09 23 EB 97 E4 95 64 10 D4 CD B2 C2, and that allows you to generate your own dongle ID keys that Sony is powerless to revoke.