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.
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.
It looks like iOS5 will finally let Apple put a stop to some of the jailbreakers they've been after. The latest beta prevents users from downgrading to earlier versions of iOS. Meanwhile, untethered jailbreaks are effectively out the window.
I've got bad news for those who have checked out the website of my favorite hacker-turned-rapper, George "Geohot" Hotz, at any point between January 2009 and now: Sony has been granted the right to acquire your IP addresses.
The notorious George Hotz, AKA GeoHot and the man who cracked PS3's tough encryption system, has been ordered to hand over his computer to authorities by a federal judge—so that Sony can "inspect" files relating to his exploit. The judge also ordered Hotz not to delete any files before Sony gets its hands on the…
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.
Switch on your PS3 and you'll see Sony has pushed through the 3.21 firmware update a little early. Remember, this update removes the ability to run other operating systems, such as Linux.
GeoHot, one of the fathers of the iPhone's jailbreak community, has just released the exploit that'll unleash all sorts of promising PS3 hackery, just like he promised. We can't wait for the homebrew and, frankly, piratical features this enables.
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…
Click to viewA new software-based iPhone 1.1.3 firmware unlock has been claimed by GeoHot. Don't expect a one-click solution like AnySIM or IPSF: it requires some hackertastic command line voodoo-juju, so it's not apt for mere mortals. Also, be warned that it hasn't been tested yet for secondary effects and may…