US Hacker Announces He Can Hack The PS3
January 25, 2010
US (ChattahBox) – The man who is responsible for hacking into the Apple iPhone during his teen years has come forward with his latest achievement: the first successful hack of the Playstation 3.
“It’s supposed to be unhackable – but nothing is unhackable,” George Hotz told the BBC in an interview.
The Playstation 3 has made a valiant effort against it, however. They are the first to be on the market for three full years without incident….until now.
“I can now do whatever I want with the system. It’s like I’ve got an awesome new power – I’m just not sure how to wield it.”
The hack is not a complete one.
So far, Hotz has only been able to access certain parts of the system, but hopes to move further in now that he has been able to manipulate the software into doing various functions.
According to Hotz, the hack could allow people to install other operating systems, use incompatible games, and even run pirated software. Though the last he advises against.
“I’m not going to personally have anything to do with that,” he said.
Sony has not verified his claim, but they are investigating.
Hotz is also not ready to reveal how he managed to get into the system, but sayd it is “5% hardware, 95% software”.