UPDATE: The Exploit has now been revealed.Sony may have bet heavily on the PlayStation 3, but at least it had the knowledge that its beast of a machine wasn't so easy to hack. That might change today, with the American responsible for cracking the iPhone announcing that he has done the same with the PS3.
George Hotz said that the hack took around five weeks, and intends to post full details of his exploits online very soon. The hack will allow the playback of pirated software and homemade applications, but Hotz's states on his blog
that he does not condone piracy in any way.
Speaking with BBC News
, Hotz said ?It's supposed to be unhackable - but nothing is unhackable. 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.? He told the BBC that his intentions was purely for ?curiosity? purposes.
The hack is reportedly ?5% hardware and 95% software?, with a complete hack not yet ready for public consumption. Hotz clarifies that the whole system has yet to be dug into, and the protected memory still remains locked out, but has devised a way to 'trick' the console into doing any task he likes. So, shall we call it a trick or a hack, then?
Once Hotz finds his way through the whole system though, it will apparently be difficult for Sony to patch the exploit up due to the nature of the hack.
Sony has responded with; ?We are investigating the report and will clarify the situation once we have more information.?
Would you have any need for a hacked PS3? Any applications you think might be worth making for the machine? Is Hotz right or wrong in his exploit adventures? Speak your mind in the forum!