Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Mar 2011 13:19 UTC
Legal And so Sony's crusade against Playstation 3 hacker George "Geohot" Hotz continues. After Sony getting all of Geohot's computers and access to server logs and personal details from many of his websites and social media accounts, Sony has now been given access to Geohot's PayPal account, and all information within it - including of the people he has had financial dealings with.
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Comment by viton
by viton on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:51 UTC
viton
Member since:
2005-08-09

"when Sony removed OtherOS, he wanted to reimplement that feature. He never enabled others to cheat, he never enabled piracy."

Cool story, but far from reality.
It was Hotz who released the vital information/tools and enabled piracy just to earn some more fame. He did nothing to "reimplement OtherOS". Obviously, master key to decrypt and re-sign hacked executables is intended for piracy, but not "OtherOS" feature.

Thom, please stop painting him as innocent sheep.
He knew that Sony may take appropriate steps because of his actions. And that didn't stop him.
Big boys should be responsible for their actions.

You are free to perform as much PS3/Sony bashing as you wish, but don't be surprised that there are people on the other side.

Edited 2011-03-17 23:54 UTC

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RE: Comment by viton
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 18th Mar 2011 00:05 in reply to "Comment by viton"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

t was Hotz who released the vital information/tools and enabled piracy just to earn some more fame.


Proof?

He did nothing to "reimplement OtherOS".


He released modified firmware that re-enabled OtherOS. In other words, you are lying.

Obviously, master key to decrypt and re-sign hacked executables is intended for piracy, but not "OtherOS" feature.


You are lying again. Those keys were needed to sign executables. FOR HOMEBREW. OTHER people used this information to enable piracy. You would be okay with suing the hardware store becuase the sold an axe that would later be used to murder someone.

Thom, please stop painting him as innocent sheep.


If you give me proof instead of lies, I might.

He knew that Sony may take appropriate steps because of his actions. And that didn't stop him.


Wouldn't stop me either:

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RE[2]: Comment by viton
by danielcavanagh on Fri 18th Mar 2011 03:55 in reply to "RE: Comment by viton"
danielcavanagh Member since:
2010-12-08

haha. why oh why can't i upvote your posts, thom?

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RE[2]: Comment by viton
by viton on Mon 21st Mar 2011 11:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by viton"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Proof?
Tools and published keys are not enough?

He released modified firmware that re-enabled OtherOS.
Ok. He could stay at this point. But that doesn't bring enough fame.

Those keys were needed to sign executables. FOR HOMEBREW.
There is no difference between "homebrew" exe or unsigned game exe.

You would be okay with suing the hardware store becuase the sold an axe that would later be used to murder someone.
Even if this "axe" was prohibited to distribute?

If you give me proof instead of lies, I might.
The proof was attached to your post =)

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RE: Comment by viton
by WereCatf on Fri 18th Mar 2011 02:48 in reply to "Comment by viton"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

It was Hotz who released the vital information/tools and enabled piracy just to earn some more fame.


Incorrect. His CFW did not enable /ps3_home/ nor did it have LV2 loader or anything, AND in addition to that it didn't even enable installation of unsigned packages either, only ones compiled with his own key.

It was others who modified his CFW further to enable playing backups and pirated copies.

Research and get your facts straight.

He did nothing to "reimplement OtherOS". Obviously, master key to decrypt and re-sign hacked executables is intended for piracy, but not "OtherOS" feature.


Oh, really? And exactly how else would you get OtherOS or similar feature on the PS3 without being able to sign your own executables, hmm? Oh, that's right, you don't. Ergo your point is false again.

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RE[2]: Comment by viton
by viton on Mon 21st Mar 2011 11:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by viton"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

And exactly how else would you get OtherOS or similar feature on the PS3 without being able to sign your own executables, hmm?

OtherOS is a possibility to install alternative OS to GameOS to different hdd partition.
Linux does not require signed executables.

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