PS3, iPhone hacker sets sights on Windows phones

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  1. Magoo222
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    Magoo222 GBAtemp Regular

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    GeoHotz is at it again, this time with Windows 7. In a twist to the now-familiar tale though, Microsoft seem to be supporting the idea!

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  2. NiGHtS

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    Wow! [​IMG] good news, and surprising to see that windows are opening up...(geddit?)
     
  3. Fudge

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    How about he works on the Xbox 360. Seriously, we need a new exploit.
     
  4. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    WOW. Just wow. I think he the offer he gave actually worked
     
  5. Edgedancer

    Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

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    This is going to be interesting. I want to see what comes from this as a more open position on Microsofts part can only help.
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

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    I guess it's a smart move on Microsoft's behalf. If a system is hackable it'll get hacked eventually, giving the guy who may possibly hack it free stuff just helps him get a better view on the company.

    It's probably just more of a bunch of lulz towards Sony, since Microsoft's Xbox 360 now, apparently, as "the best anti-piracy" of the consoles this gen (since you need specific methods to make sure you don't get banned).
     
  7. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Oh wow, I can't believe that by stealing ideas, he's suddenly famous.


    What a prick.
     
  8. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Actually, I just see this as a buy-out from Microsoft to let him not exploit their system.

    They'll probably stuff him with free smartphones or something to keep him quiet.

    I'm pretty sure that MS doesn't want to have their WP7 any more open than it is already now.
    That "let dev creativity fluorish" probably means that they want him to create some Apps for the WP Marketplace! [​IMG]
     
  9. _Chaz_

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    Wow, never would have expected that.
    I guess if he's not pirating Microsoft products, this will help to sell more phones.

    Smart move, Microsoft.

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    y u so jelly?
     
  10. narutofan777

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    wut the hell!?!?!?!? this is wierd. never thought id read this
     
  11. ThePowerOutage

    ThePowerOutage The Lord of the Flyes

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    What's up with Chevron?

    Microsoft have stated that in the 3-4 update they will make the system open anyway, so this is pretty much obsolete already
     
  12. SifJar

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    He's been famous for quite a long time. Well before the PS3 anyway.
     
  13. Terminator02

    Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

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    cuz he just found the keys, while it was some work, fail0verflow pretty much did everything to make the ps3 like it is now, and geohot gets pretty much all the credit
     
  14. xdmario1

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    It's poison laced I tell you! [​IMG]

    This is not like the Microsoft I know!
     
  15. metamaster

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    He created the first hardware unlock for the iPhone when it was still new. He then created Purplera1n, Purplesn0w, Blackra1n and Blacksn0w, all of which used exploits found by him. He later discovered the Limera1n bootrom exploit, which led to Limera1n (made by him) and permanent jailbreaking to all current device (tethered). He then posted the PS3's keys and created a method to sign PS3 ELFs.
    He may be arrogant, but he's good. He's earned his fame.
     
  16. doyama

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    Did I miss someting. Werent' Windows7 phones already unlocked with Chevron, and the encryption on the Marketplace apps was already broken as well?

    Offering him a job or reaching out to him is sorta moot. I think a better incentive would be to develop a bug hunter bounty. Thus people who like hacking their phones could be financially rewarded for doing so, and disclosing those vulnerabilties to MS first in exchange for the bounty.

    Though I think Geohotz falls under the 'ego is too big' category. The fail0verflow team more falls into the 'hacking for the fun/sake of it' kind of thing. I think in these cases monetary bounties or job offers really won't work.
     
  17. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    He didn't find the crash used in Blacksn0w.
    iH8sn0w did.
     
  18. jackdanielchan

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    Oh yeah, I missed that. Doesn't change a lot though, he found the implementation.

    But what exactly would Geohot do on Windows phones? It's already been cracked.
     
  20. SifJar

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    Chevron has officially been pulled, and I thought that the piracy thing wasn't released yet? Anyway, there's updates. He can help them make those more secure. Anyway, they never offered him a job, just a free phone.