Case closed: Sony vs Hotz

On April 18, 2011, in Gaming, by Mike Jefferson

You will remember George “Geohot” Hotz, the famous PS3 hacker that was being sued by Sony for cracking their firmware? Well, it appears that Hotz and Sony have achieved a settlement and the case is now closed.

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The hacking community doesn’t take lightly on Sony’s legal actions against hackers, so it appears that hackers have united and are ready to strike out at Sony. War between Sony and hackers are still on going and have been so for some time, and after Sony took legal actions against George Hotz, also known as Geohot, and Graf_Chokolo, it appears that hackers have been taking action against Sony lately.

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If you think that the war between Sony and PS3 hackers is over, you’re quite wrong. Restraining orders against Geohot and rootkits in latest PS3 firmware weren’t enough for Sony, and therefore, Sony has decided to take further drastic measures.

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It seems that Sony is still having its war against hackers and in order to fight against the hacking community Sony has released another Playstation 3 firmware update.

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George Hotz aka Geohot recently appeared on G4′s The Loop to describe how and why he got into the battle with Sony. In the interview below, he talks of his passion for transparency and dislike of piracy and explains why he does what he does…


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GeoHot wasn’t joking when he said jailbreak for the Apple iPad wouldn’t take long to achieve. We mentioned it before the iPad launch and also after and now, this picture nicely reinforces that fact – jailbreak for Apple iPad using blackra1n should be upon us very soon.

No downloads available yet, but it really shouldn’t be long now…

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What you’re looking at below is possibly the first working, untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch third gen. According to jailbreaking expert Geohot, the jailbreak should be out soon and additionally, the boy genius believes that the iPad should be jailbreakable in the exact same technique, this renders the Apple iPad literally “jailbroken” when it comes out next Friday from day one.

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