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Infamous iPhone hacker says he's hacked the PS3

o AJ Glasser
27.01.2010 kl 01:41 |

George Hotz -- or GeoHot, if you prefer -- was known as "the kid who cracked the iPhone" back when he was 17-years-old. Now, roughly three years later, he claims he's hacked the PlayStation 3 and is linking to the exploit today.

 

Last week, hacker George Hotz blogged that he had hacked the PlayStation 3. He spoke with the BBC on Monday announcing his exploits -- and today, he's releasing the exploit to the public.

"In the interest of openness, I've decided to release the exploit," Hotz wrote on his blog. "Hopefully, this will ignite the PS3 scene, and you will organize and figure out how to use this to do practical things, like the iPhone when jailbreaks were first released. I have a life to get back to and can't keep working on this all day and night."

Hotz rose to prominence in 2007 when he released a hack for the iPhone. In an interview with the BBC, he said his exploits are motivated purely by curiosity. He also told the news outlet that though hacking the PS3 means users can run pirated games, he'll have nothing to do with that aspect of hacking the PS3.

The hack gives users full access to the PS3's memory and "therefore ring 0 access from OtherOS."

Here's Your Silver Platter [George Hotz's blog]

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