Sony’s trouble

Sony did it again. Sony did something really stupid again.
Sony inserted its private signing key hardcoded into its code (well it was easy to calculate it from the code because of what is called an epic fail at secure programming).
And now is blaming someone else for having found it.
And it is suing this someone.
George “GeoHot” Hotz found and decided to publish PlayStation3 root keys.
GeoHot decided to do so to punish Sony for having removed the possibility to install other operating systems on its PS3 (good for making a supercomputer for example). He is not a pirate, believe me. Like Wikileaks and Julian Assange, they are not pirates too.
This reminds me when the guys from MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) sued Jon “DVD Jon” Lech Johansen guilty to have found the DeCSS, the way to de-scramble the DVD protection just to play the DVD he bought on its Linux box.
Another pirate? No, and MPAA lost.
I always like to remember that things started to get bad for Sony since the day a rootkit was discovered inside one of the music CD distributed by this major. It contained a copy protection system that was hidden thanks to this rootkit.
A bad story. If you don’t know start reading it from here.
Since that I never ever any more bought something from Sony. Believe me I’ll continue to boycott Sony asking all the people to do the same.
Bleah! Sony you are horrible.
The code now is running on the Net. You will not close that door anymore. It’s only and entirely your fault.
Blame yourself.

This entry was posted on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at 4:44 PM and is filed under copyright, hardware, security, software.

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