geohot doneaza o suma importanta de bani catre Electronic Frontier Foundation

Daca va amintiti bine, acum cateva saptamani v-am spus ca geohot a cerut ajutorul fanilor pentru a se lupta impotriva celor de la Sony. Atunci el a cerut oamenilor sa doneze bani care vor fi folosit pentru a plati avocatii care il apara pe geohot in fata instanetlor americane. Procesul pana la urma s-a incheiat printr-o intelegere a partilor insa o parte din banii primiti de geohot au ramas necheltuiti. Ieri geohot a anuntat ca va dona suma de bani ramasa, aproximativ 10.000$, catre EFF sau Electronic Frontier Foundation care duce lupta pentru „eliberarea” tehnologiei.

As promised, all left over legal defense money, plus a little to bump it to a nice number, has been sent to the EFF. Thank you all so much for your support, without it, things could have been much worse. This money goes to the EFF in hopes that America can one day again be a shining example of freedom, free of the DMCA and ACTA, and that private interest will never trump the ideas laid out in the constitution of privacy, ownership, and free speech.

Geohot a renuntat de tot la a mai cumpara produse Sony, la a mai incerca de a produce vreo solutie de jailbreak sau la a mai dezvolta vreun exploit pentru produsele companiei care l-a chemat in instantele americane. Deocamdata geohot nu a spus ce va face cu timpul sau liber insa stim cu totii ca o solutie de decodare ar fi mai mult decat binevenita.

Will you be continuing your work on Sony products anonymously?
Nah. As much as I don’t respect the goons at Sony, I do respect the court.

Will future research on Sony products be chilled?
Nah. If you piss them off enough for them to pull out the legal team and their million dollar checkbook, worst thing that happens is you have to super swear to never do it again.

Will Sony do a better job with security next time?
LOL, I think they’ll do a lot worse. It wouldn’t surprise me if the people who did PS3 security were fired. And I’m curious as to who Sony is hiring for NGP security. Lawyers? Get the code to sign a contract that it won’t have exploits? You shouldn’t piss off the community of people who are actually talented at this stuff. Hell, maybe you even pissed off your engineering employees enough to leave some nice backdoors?