Hacker vows to fight Sony PS3 update, restore Linux support
Mar 30, 2010, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Kuchera)
"iPhone hacker George Hotz, aka "GeoHot," was able to finally
crack the PlayStation 3... three years after the system's release.
He praised the hardware for its security, but now that Sony has
responded by removing the Linux capabilities of the PlayStation 3
entirely, the hacker has decided to fight back, warning gamers not
to update their systems until he finds a way to keep the Other OS
option on the PlayStation 3.
"The problem for Sony is that GeoHot is now threatening to
release custom firmware for the system, which is quite the
escalation from what was previously available from the hacking
community. "I never intended to touch [custom firmware], but if
that's how you want to play..." Hotz wrote on his blog. Sony may
have done much more harm than good with its April 1 update."