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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RE: Comment by viton
by WereCatf on Fri 18th Mar 2011 02:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by viton"
WereCatf
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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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