No, we don’t mean turned into a grill or a laptop, although that would be awesome, we mean somebody got at the root key.
This has been a bone of contention among PS3 owners for a while. Time was, the PS3 supported Linux, and the open source nerds were happy. Then Linux support was removed, and they did their usual self-righteous whining about how it wasn’t fair and they were an oppressed minority. An unknown hacker named Geohot, however, decided instead of whining to crack the root key.
What does this mean, aside from Sony’s programming is more insecure than Woody Allen? Basically that via complicated exploit you can put an overcomplicated OS on a PS3 for scientific research and/or bragging rights. Hooray?
[ via the Sonyphiles at Make ]