Famed hacker Geohot has released a tool called Towelroot that will allow you to root your Galaxy S5, along with a number of other prominent Android devices. Geohot, the hacker behind a number of iOS jailbreaks and the target of Sony's legal team after hacking the PS3 a few years back has turned his sights toward Android and the notoriously tough to crack Samsung Galaxy S5.
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A Pwnie award was given to Sony at last week's Black Hat computer security conference's Pwnie Awards, which looks at the past year's hacking efforts and awards them with My Little Pony trophies. Sony's major security breach from earlier in the year was the only hacking incident to be nominated for the top prize.
George "GeoHot" Hotz, famed for his hacking of the iPhone and PlayStation 3 (and subsequent court dramas), has apparently found gainful employment. At social networking behemoth Facebook.
After a court order was issued preventing rapper-turned-hacker George Hotz from ever hacking Sony products again, Hotz has begun a boycott on the electronics giant's wares.
Hacker George "Geohot" Hotz, the man who Sony accused of cracking the PlayStation 3 security, has settled with Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). According to a statement issued by SCEA, Hotz has "consented to a permanent injunction" against the information published by Hotz.
Geohot has surfaced in South America! And he's not hiding from Sony - he's just chilling the eff out - "Factually, it's true I'm in South America...I mean, it is Spring break; hacking isn't my life." Beer me!
The attorney for George Hotz, the hacker being sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3, denies that Hotz fled to South America to avoid a court order and says he has delivered his impounded hard drives as required to a neutral party. Sony, in a court filing, had alleged the drives were delivered with parts missing, and Hotz left the country to avoid providing them.
Earlier this year, famed iPhone hacker Geohot ripped open the PS3 and gave it OtherOS abilities. Now, he's gone further, and published the PS3's root key online, for anyone to use.
Who cares if you've never even heard of the ability to run alternative operating systems on your PS3 - you could potentially be in for a small windfall under consumer protection laws.
While he hasn't released it into the wild just yet, Geohot's video proves he's got the goods to allow other operating systems - such as Linux - to work on the PS3 after the feature-removing 3.21 update is installed.
This Thursday PlayStation 3 owners who install a firmware update will find that the ability to run other operating systems - such as Linux - will be removed. Most people won't even notice, but hacker Geohot is already working on a fix.
GeoHot, one of the fathers of the iPhone's jailbreak community, has just released the exploit that'll let loose all sorts of promising PS3 hackery, just like he promised. We can't wait for hackers to unlock the PS3's power.
Geohot, the same hacker who first jailbroke OS 3.1.2, is now also the first to crack the 3.1.2 baseband. Previously, anyone who had unlocked their phone at version 3.0 or lower was fine as long as they were careful when upgrading, but anyone running 3.1 or higher was out of luck. Good news for anyone looking to unlock a newly purchased device. You'll have to be patient, though. The exploit won't be released until November 4.