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Geohot met with Sony engineers to describe hacking “methodology”

Tuesday, 1st May 2012 09:20 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Infamous PS3 hacker George “Geohot” Hotz met with Sony engineers to discuss his “methodology” in hacking, its been revealed in a New Yorker profile on the hacker.

Last May, company engineers set up the meeting with Hotz to talk about how he had managed to hack a PlayStation 3.

The meeting came months after the two settled out of court following a lawsuit from Sony against the hacker, who had published a guide on how to hack a PS3.

Hotz said in the New Yorker piece the Sony engineers in the meeting were “respectful,” adding that “if there were going to be lawyers there, I was going to be the biggest asshole ever.”

“We are always interested in exploring all avenues to better safeguard our systems and protect consumers,” Sony corporate strategic communications SVP Jim Kennedy added on why the meeting was set up.

After the lawsuit ended, Hotz went off to work at Facebook, but quit after eight months. No reason was given for why he quit, but said: “Facebook is a fun place to work, but I wonder how people stay employed for so long.”

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6 Comments

  1. Telepathic.Geometry

    Obviously a very bright guy, and knows his shit but he seems like a bit of an arsehole.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. endgame

    Wow! Wow! I don’t even know what to say. Except.. what a loser!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Kaufer

    @1 & 2 Careful now. He might read your comments and will probably start rapping again in response.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Telepathic.Geometry

    I guess with great talent comes great ego. And inevitably, rap.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    If I’d called that meeting, GeoHotz would have been walking into a room covered in plastic sheeting, with a double tap to the back of his head as my opening line…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Cheap Anime DVD

    GeoHotz is so genius to hack a game like PS3. me and fareastvision.com is so intelligent, hope he will use it in a right way.

    #6 2 years ago

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