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Sony Takes Legal Action Against Infamous PS3 Hacker GeoHot

They mean business don’t they, and by they I mean Sony.  Geohot has been served papers and the charges include:

• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(2)(C) – Confidential Information On Computer
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(4) – Intent To Defraud And Obtain Value
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(5)(A) – Knowing Transmission of Code
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(5)(B) and (C) – Intentional and Reckless Damage And Loss
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(6)(A) – Trafficking in Password
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(7)(B) – Intent to Extort

Oh but don’t think it ends there the papers were also served to 27C3 lecturers and fail0verflow members Marcan aka Hector Martin and sven aka Sven Peter and 100 John Does, as posted on IRC and his site.

Geohot Releases PS3 Jailbreak for 3.55 Firmware

Happy New Year Sony! Okay maybe not quite. But it is for us Ps3 owners who didn’t fall for the ole update trick or for those of us who did! Geohot, the famous iPhone hacker has done it, he’s broken through firmware 3.55 and posted the code publicy on his website.

To jailbreak your console all you need to do is get the jailbreak.zip file from Geohot’s site and flash it with the official 3.55 PS3 firmware update.

Last week Sony PromiTo jailbreak your console all you need to do is get the jailbreak.zip file from Geohot’s site and flash it with the official 3.55 PS3 firmware update.

New PS3 jailbreak beats latest firmware update with downgrade

Sony thought they had put the kabash on people who jailbroke their PS3’s by putting out firmware update 3.50, sorry Sony it didn’t work.

The team, which started all of the trouble with the release of the original Playstation 3 hack in August of this year, has announced a new workaround for Playstation 3s with firmware versions higher than 3.41. The latest exploit isn’t a true jailbreak, it basically lets you downgrade to earlier versions and then jailbreak.