Sony Hiring PS3 Hackers?

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  1. Nujui
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    Nujui I need something to do.

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    A hacker named Koush got an e-mail, which is real, from Sarah McRae who works on a onsite at the Talent Acquisition department.

    Here is the pic of the e-mail and source.
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  2. xist

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  3. Nujui
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    Nujui I need something to do.

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  4. Zorua

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    That guy's Indian so I'm kinda proud that Sony wants to personally hire him! [​IMG]
     
  5. AlanJohn

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    ... Hackers will be payed to make the console unhackable... WTF?
     
  6. Zorua

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    Ever heard of 'Ethical Hacking'?
     
  7. Coto

    Coto GBAtemp Addict

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    It´s always like this.

    At least they´re now hiring people instead of sueing
     
  8. HotSauce23

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    Tons of companies do this..who better to make your product secure then the people who know how to hack it.
     
  9. AlanJohn

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    ... Why can't Nintendo do this?
     
  10. mercluke

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    Haha, shutdown! [​IMG]
     
  11. mad567

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    It's simple Sony hires Hackers to make the console less hackable...

    But what sony doesn't know is that what locks it can certainly unlock [​IMG]
     
  12. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    If this is real... Wow, the guy just gave up a perfect job opportunity. Stupid move; Now he'll be stuck in his mom's basement forever.

    This does have a chance of being fake though. I don't think Sony would ever reach out to hackers after this mess.
     
  13. Nujui
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    Well, I don't know if it's fake or not, but the person is part of sony.
     
  14. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Doesn't mean that it's real.

    Anyone can spoof an email or name and just email someone else.
     
  15. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    I wouldn't call it a stupid move, he is showing that he will not work for SONY because of how they treat people like him. If you belong to a specific group, no matter what that group is, and a company goes way above and beyond to cause trouble for that group, would you work for them, knowing how they treat your friends?
     
  16. TheDarkSeed

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    Those idiot's should've hired geohot when they had the chance.
     
  17. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    Yes, it involves a sense of openness and sharing, and basically not fucking with other peoples shit in such a hypocritical way you won't get working for Sony;) Any one going to work for them will most likely be just another Sony cracker, sorry I mean dev, working on their next gen rootkits...
     
  18. SuperMarioMaster

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    Wat.

    Before they were coming to your house and taking your PS3 away for hacking, and now they're hiring you to hack it?

    Madness, I say.
     
  19. fabi280

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    I wonder because I didn't know that Koushik is doing other stuff than hacking (Android-)Phones and Tablets

    Nothing mentioned on his blog...
    http://www.koushikdutta.com/
     
  20. Maedhros

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    Who cares about the others? If I was a hacker on the scene right now and was called by Sony, I would go. I wouldn't give shit about the others.
    That's exactly what Geohot was expecting. He got a sue, instead. =)