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Are George Hotz’s Hacking Days Over? |

George Hotz’ became famous ( or infamous) after cracking open Apple’s iPhone  but he recently made headlines when  he developed a method for hacking the PS3 and released an exploit for it.  It was because of this that Sony opted to remove of the “Other OS” function on their HD console to prevent anyone from using the exploit discovered by Geohot. Sony’s decision to axe the “Other OS” option triggered a lot of controversy but apparently it was just what the doctor ordered.

Some months have passed since the incident and after pledging to find a way around Sony’s patch for the PS3, Hotz has made a surprising announcement via twitter. He’s apparently retiring from his hacking career.

“It was a cool ride, and I learned a lot. Maybe I’ll do in the next few days, a formal goodbye.”

Is Hotz really throwing in the towel or is he just waiting for the day when Sony let’s his guard down regarding the security of the PS3. Either way, Sony can take comfort in knowing that the PS3 remains unhackable…for now.


  • Pretty impressive the PS3 hasn’t been fully hacked and the other consoles have.

  • Ace

    I have to agree with you on that one. I think eventually it will get hacked but sony will fix it, they hate it when they have bugs moving around in there system.

  • Darrin

    Hotz is brilliant. I hope he goes into neuroscience like he once said he intended to. That field is much more ambitious and important than hacking consumer electronics.

  • grrrr i cant believe it! rumors have been going around that hotz was the guy that halted the production of the original PS3s (which are the best!). im kinda happy for him but still mad. if someone is able to clear this rumor i feel like im hatting this guy for no reason.

  • John

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