GeoHot Strikes Back At SONY?


I think most of the people that follow the PS3, know at least of George Hotz and his battle with SONY. Recently George did something very naughty and SONY decided to sue him. Up to this point he seemed to be taking it pretty well and seemed very optimistic about it all. But today something weird occurred, he released a YouTube video calling SONY a bunch of “Fudge Packers” and stated how he has the “keys to their safe”.


Written by: Luke - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Steven on February 14th, 2011 [ 540 Points ]

    I knew a guy who died, this one time.

    Wasn’t Geohot, sadly. ;’(

  2. #2 by Eddie on February 14th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Steven: I knew a guy who died, this one time.Wasn’t Geohot, sadly. ;’(  

    ha!

    and really? we had to post its own story? lol

  3. #3 by Steven on February 14th, 2011 [ 540 Points ]

    Yeah, I seriously didn’t need to see this video. :P

  4. #4 by Captiosus on February 14th, 2011 [ 20 Points ]

    Yeah, that video will be great at his legal defense.

    Great for Sony, that is.

    Dear Geohot: First rule of pending litigation, don’t post public videos talking smack about the company suing you.

  5. #5 by Luke on February 14th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    It’s news in the ongoing battle with mr. Hotz and the Man!

  6. #6 by Beastxjason on February 14th, 2011 [ 25926 Points ]

    This was funny via chat but a story lol Ya its still funny

  7. #7 by Kane112 on February 14th, 2011 [ 34187 Points ]

    haha classic

  8. #8 by Jay on February 14th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    self-incrimination lol. GeoFail

  9. #9 by L/L on February 14th, 2011 [ 4782 Points ]

    Definitely newsworthy! :D Especially if this parody is taken seriously by Sony.
    I still can’t believe some still think hacking systems is entirely wrong. This is evolution of technology staring you right in the face. New systems are put to the test only to be bettered not just on a public level like what we saw recently but behind closed doors where they were developed. If anything Geohot and co. did a better job than Sony which is something I would definitely put down as a plus on their résemés.
    Sorry some arguments boiling over from the chat there lol.

  10. #10 by Steven on February 14th, 2011 [ 540 Points ]

    L/L: Definitely newsworthy! Especially if this parody is taken seriously by Sony.
    I still can’t believe some still think hacking systems is entirely wrong. This is evolution of technology staring you right in the face. New systems are put to the test only to be bettered not just on a public level like what we saw recently but behind closed doors where they were developed. If anything Geohot and co. did a better job than Sony which is something I would definitely put down as a plus on their résemés.
    Sorry some arguments boiling over from the chat there lol.  

    Classic example of an attempted justification for piracy.

  11. #11 by anonymoose on February 14th, 2011

    Steven:
    Classic example of an attempted justification for piracy.  

    classic example of close minded thinking at it’s best

  12. #12 by anonymoose on February 14th, 2011

    Captiosus: Yeah, that video will be great at his legal defense.Great for Sony, that is.Dear Geohot: First rule of pending litigation, don’t post public videos talking smack about the company suing you.  

    you’re giving advice to a man who hacked an iphone and ps3 while you don’t have the intelligence to do the same…lulz :p

  13. #13 by Steven on February 14th, 2011 [ 540 Points ]

    anonymoose:
    you’re giving advice to a man who hacked an iphone and ps3 while you don’t have the intelligence to do the same…lulz :p  

    I hope you realize that Geohot didn’t do ANY hacking. All he did was used the leaked PlayStation 3 security key and made an update out of it. He couldn’t HACK the PS3. He tried, and failed. Notice that nothing from him surfaced until he got the security key from Team FailOverflow.

  14. #14 by Jay510 on February 14th, 2011

    Yeah, you know, i love not being able to play COD without being hacked, i really enjoy it.

    Piracy as well is just that great, Why not, what did the publishers/developers ever do for us?

    Sarcasm, geohot is a douche.

  15. #15 by Captiosus on February 15th, 2011 [ 20 Points ]

    anonymoose:
    you’re giving advice to a man who hacked an iphone and ps3 while you don’t have the intelligence to do the same…lulz :p  

    And you know my intelligence level, how?
    That’s what I thought.

    My intelligence level is enough that I understand the DMCA and 17 U.S.C., which, obviously, you do not. But keep living in your little world. Apple merely decided not to litigate, choosing, instead, to make all jailbroken systems out of warranty. Sony, on the other hand, is taking it right to him and the people who circumvented copyright protection. Which brings me back to the DMCA and 17 U.S.C. I’d suggest you read it, but I don’t want you to get a migraine trying to understand it.

  16. #16 by Eddie on February 15th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    as I’ve stated before…a product should be used and supported as the majority of its consumers use it for. In this case…as a PS3. Companies have the right to protect their investments.

  17. #17 by pedro on February 15th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    He’s a spoiled brat. That’s what I have to say.

    Don’t support him.

  18. #18 by Ceidz on February 15th, 2011 [ 37466 Points ]

    On a side-note, this guy is young for someone who bypassed both iPad and PS3 protections…..

  19. #19 by Steven on February 15th, 2011 [ 540 Points ]

    Ceidz: as the

    Steven:
    I hope you realize that Geohot didn’t do ANY hacking. All he did was used the leaked PlayStation 3 security key and made an update out of it. He couldn’t HACK the PS3. He tried, and failed. Notice that nothing from him surfaced until he got the security key from Team FailOverflow.  

  20. #20 by Steven on February 15th, 2011 [ 540 Points ]

    Oops, meant to quote the above poster, and then myself in reply.

    Just again for the record, Geohot may have cracked the iPhone (and the iPad?) but he put virtually no work into the “Hacking” of the PlayStation 3, and he is also taking credit for something he had very little hand in.

    I’ll put it in simpler terms: George got Sony’s password, he entered it, he found the file labled “My Credit Card Information”. He opened this .rtf and he leaked that to the internet. That’s about the size of the effort on his part.

  21. #21 by Ceidz on February 15th, 2011 [ 37466 Points ]

    @Steven: Good point, I didn’t knew that. Thanks for the update !

  22. #22 by L/L on February 17th, 2011 [ 4782 Points ]

    @Steven I’m speaking as a person part of the industry relevant to what we’re talking about. I realize “hacking” as you seem know it has been painted with the same brush as everything else piracy related but that doesn’t entitle you to be so damned condescending. Hacking is done on a professional level. People do get paid to do it. It’s kind of like destructive testing. I strongly think you are a troll provoking a response, so this is the last bit my time I will waste talking about this with you.


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