PS3 Exploit Released To The Public

iPhone Jailbreak Hacker Releases the PS3 Hack He Revealed Last Week

January 27, 2010 – George Hotz, the hacker who exploited the iPhone, has now released the Playstation 3 exploit he revealed last week. The release of the exploit means that the PS3 is essentially hacked and open to custom code and piracy.

Expect a sustained effort from Sony to combat the exploit, which took Hotz several years to unveil. The PS3 exploit will allow users to create custom code that can enable pirated games to be played, in addition to unlocking other hacks similar to those already available on the Xbox 360. Microsoft cracked down on gamers using hacked Xbox 360s, banning over a million players from using Xbox Live after discovering that they were using hacked systems. Sony may soon have to enact similar policies if they find that gamers have been playing pirated games.

Hotz wrote on his blog, “In the interest of openness, I’ve decided to release the exploit. 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.”

If, by “practical things” Hotz means exploiting the PS3 to pirate games and rob developers of earnings after all the work they’ve put into titles, then hopefully most gamers will stick to their senses and pay for games. After all, don’t you think developers like Infinity Ward and Bioware deserve to be paid for the products they put out?

Look for Kevin Butler, the man you see in all those “It only does everything” PS3 ads, to tackle this problem head on.

Source: “Here’s Your Silver Platter”