Submitted by cyborg 1572d ago | article

GeoHot still has a way to hack the PS3 and future Sony products

Gamersmint writes: However, this settlement doesn’t permanently restrict Hotz from hacking Sony products, including the PS3 and sharing them with the public. There’s a clause, which enables him to do so, if he wants to. (Geohot, PS3, Sony)

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psb  +   1572d ago
Only an idiot
would consider doing such a thing but sadly, Geohot falls under that category.

Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if that guy ends up paying that amount and trying to hack the NGP. Locking him up, would have been the best solution.
Dante112  +   1572d ago
"All he needs is 50,000 people willing to donate in order to amass that amount and then, he’s free to do whatever he wants with Sony products."

Idk now, people are still pissed about their past donations to him. Also, if Sony found loopholes in the documentation, that could lead him back to court again for other charges and possible fines.

Edit: Plus wouldn't that defeat his whole boycott Sony mission since technically he would be giving more money to Sony?
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Stevo91  +   1571d ago
He hasnt actually said he's going to hack the PS3 again or any future sony products, this artical is just causing unnecassary flaming imo
DragonKnight  +   1571d ago
That's not a clause allowing him to hack future products. Wow, the amount of idiocy from that article is mind boggling, worthy of this...


The fact remains that if he does what this article suggests, the courts will see that he has no regard for law and will punish him further. He will have reneged on a legally binding permanent injunction and will suffer worse consequences than a simple fine.
Dee_91  +   1571d ago
smh at gamersmint flamebait articles
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egidem  +   1572d ago
Yes, if he is an idiot enough to hack any other Sony console. I like how he was given a permanent injunction to never hack or try to hack any other Sony hardware and he turned this around, by saying that he'll boycotting/never touch any Sony product again (like he had a choice to).

If he tries to hack any other console, for example, the NGP, this will be a serious offense. Not only would he have violated this injuction, but he'll have to pay a certain fine for every sanction he would have violated...who knows how many Sony is capable of coming up with?
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TBM  +   1572d ago
wow the stories about him and the other nutbag hackers still wont die? dont they have anything else to write about?
just_looken  +   1572d ago
there not true hackers thats the funny thing 1 group use's ddos which a 8yr old can do the other use's dev kits.
TBM  +   1572d ago
well that may be true and all, but damn this is getting super boring. these douche bags are thinking they are doing it for us, but its just for themselves as they have nothing better to do.
MRMagoo123  +   1572d ago
They dont think there doing it for us at all they pretending there doing it for us but all i have to say to them is go away we dont need your help you hackers are the problem not the solution.
princejb134  +   1572d ago
good luck getting sued again by sony asshole
your the reason why i cant play modern warfare 2 no more so many hackers
jerethdagryphon  +   1571d ago
couldnt that be classed as assiting others and its capped at 250k per infraction

i e he releases one hack distributes it 250k then another one it would be 250

hed be a fool to do it
supremacy  +   1571d ago
I figured i didnt mention what you just mentioned, because i was under the impression people knew this already.

This isn't a loophole, this is just saying 250k per violation i doubt he'll settle for one exploit, so i definately doubt he could get that many donations for his costly cause. Specially from some of the more angrier donators(which ofcourse were among his biggest donators at that) he is still trying to calm down.

Someone needs to put another article up debunking this one, because around here thats what it takes for people to notice.
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RioKing  +   1571d ago
He will never hack another Sony product, period. Even if he could, he won't. He'd be sued again, this time with no settlement offered from Sony...and he'll be F**ked.

Sony (or Microsoft) really should seriously consider hiring him for the undeniable smarts he has in his field. I don't support him, but you have to be ignorant & naive to think he doesn't (and/or we don't) deserve to have his talents used for good.
n4gisatroll  +   1571d ago
I don't know why you said he was smart. He claimed he hacked the ps3 when it was failoverflow who did, and hotz just released the info. He's really just a dumbass that copies and pastes. Sure he might have hacked the iPhone but really, the iPhone sucks.
RioKing  +   1571d ago
@grzajabarkus - "sure he might have hacked the iPhone, but the iPhone sucks"

You sir, are ignorant to the max. He is very smart, and has the credentials to back it up. Once again, I DONT SUPPORT PS3 HACKING, but I am MATURE enough to give him credit for being intelligent. I've listed some of his accomplishments off of Wikipedia here for you...GO AHEAD, READ ANY OF THIS AND SAY HE "COPY & PASTED" EVERYTHING LOL. Could you do you any of what he did? Is Forbes,CNN, etc writing articles on you?...yeah, didn't think so.

"He was a finalist at the 2005 ISEF competition in Portland OR with his project "The Mapping Robot". Recognition included interviews on the Today Show and Larry King. Hotz was a finalist at the 2005 ISEF competition, with his project "The Googler". Continuing with robots, Hotz competed in his school's highly successful Titanium Knights battlebots team. George also worked on his project, "Neuropilot," in which he was able to read EEG signals off his head with hardware from the OpenEEG project. Hotz competed in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a science competition for high school students, where his project, entitled "I want a Holodeck", received awards and prizes in several categories. Hotz has received considerable attention in mainstream media, including interviews on the Today Show, Fox, CNN, NBC, CBS, G4, ABC, CNBC, and articles in several magazines, newspapers, and websites, including Forbes,and BBC. The Forbes article said Hotz hopes to go into Neuroscience: "hacking the brain," he called it. In March 2008, PC World magazine listed George as one of the top 10 Overachievers under 21."

You can press the disagree button all you want, but a real argument against what is written above is realistically impossible, HE IS SMART. Period.
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n4gisatroll  +   1571d ago

I never pressed the disagree. And I was just talking about the las hack on the ps3. He didn't develop it at all, took what he found out from failoverflow did then published it as his own. So ya, he did copy and paste.

Edit: and for the record, the iPhone is the worst phone I've ever used, smartphone wise. It's uber overrated.
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RioKing  +   1570d ago
I'm not saying you pressed the it man, that comment wasn't aimed towards just you, but anyone who disagrees with anything nice said about him.

I was trying to say he's smart; if your brother or sister had his list of accomplishments, you'd say they are geniuses (or most ppl would).

The iPhone, yes, is overrated. I also know he wasn't the one to hack the ps3 and I hate how everyone says he did also. My only point once again was that he's smart and should use the knowledge he has for good. His problem though, is that he thinks he IS using them for good.
xAlmostPro  +   1571d ago
As if hackers who have already donated to his vacation and are pissed of with him agreeing to a settlement are going to donate again.. lol
AyeGee  +   1571d ago
Only an idiot..
would make a rap about Sony. LOL GeoHot is so retarded.
yewles1  +   1572d ago
Well, this stupid idea hurts the principle of the boycott, so PLEASE, DO give Sony more money. XD
RioKing  +   1571d ago
Even if a 1000 people boycotted Sony, it would be like me losing a penny. His whole boycotting theme is pointless and stupid.
iamnsuperman  +   1572d ago
if this is true I am not sure he will still. It seams with his boycot it is just not worth it. There's probably some loop hole for Sony to sue him. Law has many loop holes if you look close enough
Dart89  +   1572d ago
I wish they would implement something so when he tries hack it it blows up like this xDDDDD.

Edit:Damn there's some hardcore hotz fan in here jut look at the disagrees xDDD.

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Karooo  +   1572d ago
yes, anyways, Sony will teach him an lesson again if he dares to hack again. He should just hide in his home and do nothing.
InLaLaLand  +   1572d ago
Look at the PSX scene forums for a good lol. Some hypocrites on there.
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Lamarthedancer  +   1572d ago
and he's back


EDIT: Actually I've just thought... he could raise the $250,000, take the money, flee to the UK and do what he wants there. I'm not trying to help him lol, I hate the guy, but it's sort of a loop hole....right

I mean Sony couldn't get him there....could they. I honestly have no idea about how it all works
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Emilio_Estevez  +   1572d ago
They could certainly have him extradited to the US. If he went somewhere that doesn't like the US then THEY might not send him.
BubbleSniper  +   1572d ago
he should move to Iran then
MRMagoo123  +   1572d ago
He couldnt move to the uk as easily as that anyway he would need some kind of visa like right to abode or even a skilled worker visa but i dont think he has any skills there looking for in the current job market unless there arent enough homeless tramps and im pretty sure his parents or grandparents arent english citizens so really unless he gets a holiday visa and then becomes an illegal citizen hes got no choice.
--------  +   1572d ago
Even if he did do that, the UK government is well...the USA's bitch. I'd know, I live here. Basically, if the USA specifically asked us to do something as simple as give one of their citizens back:

"Give us this person back. He's a very special boy, and he's in very big trouble."

"Okay, sorry Mr President. I like your shape up Mr President...sorry Mr. President."
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Ddouble  +   1572d ago
"I like your shape up" looooooool
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Emilio_Estevez  +   1572d ago
We sure it's not 250k at a time?

O, and "the scene" sees this as turning their back on them, so I don't think it would be that easy to get that $
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yewles1  +   1572d ago
$250,000 PER DEVICE!!! People forget that part...
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RioKing  +   1571d ago
I'd say Russia/China, that's were the REAL hackers are at. That way, their Government would pay him to hack ours! lol
danielle007  +   1572d ago
If more people donate to Geo after he took their $$ and settled instead of fighting for .. anything, like he promised he would, then I wouldn't care so much if he hacked a console or two because I would be more focused on crying for humanity..
Biggunz  +   1572d ago
hack future Sony products?
LMAO at this trash article. WTF, you have a crystal ball?

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Lucreto  +   1572d ago
I am no lawyer but wouldn't breaking an injunction even with a fine end him back in court. The fine is a deterrent from hacking not a price tag.

He signed a contract stating he will not touch a Sony product and fined if he does. He is still breaking the contract and liable to be sued again.
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Mr Tretton  +   1572d ago
If you want to do something good with your money donate it to charity, not this jackass.
InLaLaLand  +   1572d ago
It's funny reading the comments on the PSX scene saying they are not going to buy Sony products lol. They should buy other consoles then instead of putting more money in Sony's pocket.
Infernostew  +   1572d ago
While Sony gives and raises money to donate for Japan, Geohot gets money donated to himself for a selfish reason to begin with. Who is the real villain here?
HaHa_Ostrich  +   1572d ago
Somebody probably asked this already, but here it goes:
What can stop him to continue hacking PS3 (and other SONY products) and releasing the info anonymously?
SuperKing  +   1572d ago
Firs things first, nice avatar name. Good to see another Futurama fan here.

I'm guess this guy isn't going to release anything anon because well....he wants the fame.
AssassinHD  +   1572d ago
Do you really think he will get more people to donate to his cause after he let down the first group of people who donated to him?
hot111  +   1572d ago
PSP2 will be hacked,water is wet.Sony accomplished nothing here.
BrianG  +   1572d ago
Hackers will be combated. Day eventually turns to night.

We can all say things like that.
joeorc  +   1571d ago
"PSP2 will be hacked,water is wet.Sony accomplished nothing here. "

the funny thing I would think Sony expect's it now, an the playstation Suite is for Home brew anyway, so what's the point in the Hacking of a device that is open with the playstation Suite anyway?
Darkseeker  +   1572d ago
Or he could just do it anonymously. Really, who would pay 250000$.
Esena  +   1572d ago
Vanity of vanities... all is vanity.
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chidori666  +   1572d ago
i hope GeoHot hacking the NGP in the future...;)
Jonny Drama  +   1572d ago
GO GEO!!!!!!!
Bell Boy  +   1572d ago
yes GO GEO and take the tools with masks with you
Bell Boy  +   1572d ago
For the love of god can someone hack these bloody sites that keep posting this c##p over and over a bloody again.

This site is supposedly called NEWS 4 GAMERS instead we have to wade through article after article about this fool and the tools in guy fawkes masks who claim to be fighting for our rights hour after bleeding hour.

If you like the hackers go to their websites to get your cheap thrills reading how they plan to destroy the nasty Sony and let us law abiding gamers enjoy our hobby.

P.S this does not mean I bow to the mighty Sony with fanboy tinted glasses adorned however I do respect the fact that make games and consoles not just for my pleasure but to earn money and rightly lots of it!
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DelbertGrady  +   1571d ago
Hack? Why not sue them?
onomix  +   1572d ago
this is a hacker i hope he gets banned from steam i hate these people ruin a great community
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debian_zac  +   1571d ago
why should he be banned from steam if he has done nothing wrong to them?
Haseo106  +   1572d ago
The question is:
Will he dare hacking the PS3 once again?
blackburn5  +   1572d ago
Can we give it a rest already? Whatever Sony or Geohot may or may not do in the future is irrelevant at the moment. Let it go please. We have had enough of this crap to be listening to ifs, buts and maybes.
Spaz_01  +   1572d ago
Im so tired of these articles about him. Silly me for clicking on the link
REDGUM  +   1572d ago
emk2004  +   1572d ago
he could just hack it in a different country and pay nothing. us law only working in the usa.
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