Geohot plans to hack Sony's new Xperia Play aka the PlayStation Phone as soon as its launched. He is going to hack is despite the recent lawsuit between him and Sony.
I hope he succeeds! We cannot allow these companies to control the things WE the CONSUMERS pay for!
Well their interests are for our benefit. Do you like games where hackers basically call the shots on the rest of us who try to play fair? I could understand the iPhone, but not for gaming.
I agree with you, some of these guys do take it to far. They tarnish online gaming when they run custom code. However, its the modifications and customizations to ones own device that does not affect others that I support. He is kind of slow for making such statments while on trial though...
I can hear the worlds smallest violin playing right now. Why doesn't n4g just have a hack news section now since it teh xxxxpwnzorxxxx thing to do these days /s In 6 hours from now I will have my autographed signed kz3 helgast edition paid.
Well he has my Support. and i knew he would try to hack this Phone specially after Sony suing him & winning so far.
This guy has got to be the dumbest mofo ever. He is actually telling people he is going to hack an item made by the same company that is SUCCESSFULLY suing him as we speak!!! What an idiot. This kid needs to be put away so that future generations won't suffer from his gene pool.
Well if you buy a phone it is yours, do whatever you want... It is like using the custom Roms for android devices to get higher version of Android version. Everybody does it... if there is a whole in the system it will be hacked sooner or later anyway... Sony should actually pay him for doing that, as they will be able to fix it... lol
Geohot is such an idiot. Hes begging for donations and doing everything he can to piss off a multi-billion company that's suing him. This is all his fault. Hes the reason why cheating is now running ramped on the PS3 and hes the reason why custom OS was removed from the PS3, and hes the reason why hes getting sued. The reason why anyone would feel sorry for him is beyond me. And to all the people who says he has the right because he payed for the PS3. . . Yes, he did pay for the PS3 (hardware). He can take it outside and smash it with a hammer all he wants. This legal battle pertains to the software that is LICENSED BY SONY.
He isn't the reason that cheating is running ramped on PS3, he is however responsible for pointing out Sony's lack of security on the PS3 console. He isn't the one that allowed people to cheat or hack, Sony is.
So, Sony posted their own security holes on the internet? Thats makes a lot of sense. Its apparent that you have no idea what the eff you are taking about. Cheaters are using HIS customized code to gain access to PSN and cheat. He's also releasing keys that could help hackers gain access to my personal and credit card information. And for the people like you who are stupid enough to think that is legal, IT ISNT.
@maddfoxx I understand that some of his actions could be deemed illegal, but he is not the person that is carrying out any of these attacks. Geohot has stated that he has never logged onto the PSN ever! His so called "customized code" could only have been possible because Sony has left many many security holes in its network and software. You are attacking him for doing the same thing that people have been doing to Windows and other software since they have existed.
We are talking about the phone. Unlocking/Jailbreaking is not illegal. He will definitely piss of Sony by doing that. lol
Lol someone would have done it sooner or later...
"He isn't the reason that cheating is running ramped on PS3" He's the cause, therefore is the reason.
no hes not even the cause, perhaps some research is needed?
mad respect for geohot
hacking a device is one thing but to hack and steal software and be a pirate is just a crime. companies lose money perhaps even close down if every gamer was a pirate and got their games for free then developers would find other work. its bad enough that some games do not sell well and some companies do not make the profit they hope to make then we got to add piracy on top of that.
Thats how I feel. Yes, if you buy the phone it is yours to do with what you will, but stealing software and pirating games is not doing something with something that you own. That goes for hacking the online part of games as well. Just because you want to change your console/phone, doesn't mean you have to ruin it for the rest of us.
Jailbreaking the phones is legal unless he will do it him selves. It is illegal if someone will do that for you. If he will do this for his own purpose/use Sony can not take any legal action against him, unless I am wrong... PS3 is a different story.
This if he is even able to touch something that has Sony's name on it or anything with internet.
I remember when this idiot first hacked the iphone. He was like "I'll never charge anyone to hack devices" then 2 seconds later in the same interview " Hey lookie, Im selling the worlds 2nd jailbroken iphone on ebay!!!!" What an idiot.
theres a difference between selling a jailbroken iphone and charging to jailbreak an iphone lol.
Why yes, yes there is.
To those who support hacking: What are you idiots going to do when developers and publishers close down and lose there jobs because you guys don't support them? You people don't seem to understand the repercussions this would have on Sony and it's developers. If hackers steal games, developers and Sony can't make money. If they can't make money, they will raise prices in there products. When they still can't seem to make a profit, they will close down, developers will lose jobs and ultimately stop making games. Do you understand now?
you are missing the point. It was Sony that left these insufficient security measures in place that allowed for the hacking to even take place. You don't hear anything about the Wii or Xbox being hacked like this. Do you?
I'm pretty sure that's because they are already hacked to hell but, nobody took any action against it.
Umm what? The Xbox gets hacked to shreds all the time. It's just not highlighted in the media anymore because its a common thing.
He deserves what ever punishment the court sees fit for putting everybody elses psn accounts & personal information at risk of identity theft which by the way happens on average & ruins many peoples lives so this goes beyond this so called harmless act of digression.
coolasj is correct. The other systems were hacked a long time ago. The Ps3 actually had better security than the other two. Notice it took five years to finally crack it. The only difference being that sony bothered to sue and has media attention.
Maybe we should look at why Sony wants so much attention on the topic.
Maybe you should take a long, hard look at yourself and ask why you endorse piracy/theft. People and companies have a right to defend the integrity of their products.
so dont get it twisted you morons. Also you guys are dumb as hell if you think he didnt have any evolvment with actually hacking psn and such. I bet you guys believed gay tony and al capone the mob gangsters as well when they said no we didnt do this we just did this part which is legal. hahahah get out of muy face you numb nuts. Im sorry but you guys have got to be out of your minds if you dont know of the massive underground network of hackers and pirates and such that work together to do this stuff so that they can try and get off scott free. The mafia has been doing this for years now maybe you 8 year olds can grow a brain and listen to the people who actualy have money that dont need to pirate and hack things because they buy them. you ghetto sub humans.
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