PlayStation Hacker Must Hand His Hard Drive Over to Sony

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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 equipment. Who says judges don't understand the modern world? [Wired]

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jchonan
JC needs a vacation

I hope there's a order from the judge to Sony, at the least, explaining that they can only touch information associated with the investigation, instead of digging through his financial data, saved emails to loved ones, work-related emails, etc...

Also, hopefully he can change his various online passwords, otherwise it lets Sony go through his various online accounts if he's saved them.