George Hotz aka “Geohot” first made a name for himself in the PS scene when he not only managed to hack a PlayStation 3, but then proceeded to publish a guide that shared with others how to do it as well. In an effort to improve their security measures, Sony had several of their engineers meet with the computer mastermind to better understand his methods.
“We are always interested in exploring all avenues to better safeguard our systems and protect consumers,” said Jim Kennedy, the senior vice-president of strategic communications for Sony Corporation of America.
In a story by The New Yorker on the hacker, details were given on the meeting between Sony and Hotz. The two got together after settling things in court, and “Geohot” spoke surprisingly very well of the Sony engineers, noting that they were very “respectful.”
Geohot once wrote on his blog that "Hacker is to computer as plumber is to pipes." In the story, Hotz said, “I don’t hack because of some ideology. I hack because I’m bored.” He also said, “I live by morals, I don’t live by laws. Laws are something made by assholes.”
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