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Why is everyone attacking Geohot?

TekGoblin:

Okay so Geohot (George Hotz) was sued by Sony for hacking the PlayStation 3 and releasing the root keys out to the web. So what! Everyone is against him and his legal battle with Sony, saying that he deserves it. I have got news for you guys, Geohot has never condoned or supported piracy or hacking on the PSN network. He does however support the ability to hack YOUR OWN equipment that you have purchased legally and therefore releases tools to do so.

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Speed-Racer2111d ago

If he creates the possibility to do it, then he is thus indirectly supporting the possibility of hacking. He knows very well there is the potential for it to happen, so why make everyone's lives turn into a hell hole of hackers. I hate playing games where some douchebag cheater comes in and tries to use his silly aimbot tricks to win the game.

mjurek2111d ago

Well, you can look at it like this. Many other hackers out there have made tools IE WPA crack tools for example, they can be used legally and illegally how can the creator control that..

Speed-Racer2111d ago (Edited 2111d ago )

edit - I thought I saw WGA, my bad..

Anyway... I dont support WPA cracks. It's interesting to see hackers breaking it for the purposes of making it more secure, but not for exploitation purposes. Also, the only hack work I support Geohot for is the iphone jailbreaks, simply because Apple is too selfish and too money hungry. Now that I have an Android though, it doesnt bother me. He can go to hell.

mjurek2111d ago

WPA is a Wireless Security standard. Not Windows, Sorry for not making that clear.

Syko2111d ago

~ "Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion."

~ "Are hackers a threat? The degree of threat presented by any conduct, whether legal or illegal, depends on the actions and intent of the individual and the harm they cause."

KingPin2111d ago

lets put it this way, everyone is attacking this lil sh!t because he gave other hackers the tools to mess up psn. to steal confidential info from psn. to mess up the multiplayer. if Hotz wanted linux so badly, he couldve hacked it, and loaded in for himself and kept it to himself. instead he goes ahead and publishes SONYs security key. property that doesnt belong to him at all.
the way hotz talks is like sony sold us all a broken console and he is trying to fix it for us all and sony is wrong for suing him. delusional F&^ker!!

MRHARDON2110d ago

Your wrong...

This is how it happened

Sony Sued
Hacker then released the code.

It wasnt the other way around...Sony sued for his saying he finally hacked the PS3 and had a video of it, then Sony sued him and he released the code to everyone...if sony were not idiots and sued him, he most likely wouldnt of released the code.

doctorstrange2110d ago

Geohot and failoverflow released the tools way before the suit

outwar60102111d ago

well its because they're blind simpletons

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