January 27th, 2010, 19:29 PM
PlayStation 3 hack released online
Days after announcing he'd managed to hack Sony's PlayStation 3 console to run his own software George Hotz has released the exploit online.
Hotz, who is best known for cracking Apple's iPhone, said in a blog posting that he had decided to release the exploit to see what others could do with it and because he wanted to move on to other work.
"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," he wrote. "I have a life to get back to and can't keep working on this all day and night."
On Friday Hotz said he had managed to hack the PlayStation 3 after five weeks of work with "very simple hardware cleverly applied, and some not so simple software."
Full story: Computerworld