Failure to understand hackers led to Sony security woes
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News The exploits of the hacker known as Geohot have been in the news for years, but to people outside the world of tech it has been more like a series of isolated events than one cohesive story. A new account by The New Yorker adds little information but binds the last five years of hacking into a single thread, showing convincingly that what has contributed most to companies' security woes has been an inability to understand the motivations of those who hack. Sony has been a favorite target for hackers recently, and it all started when George Hotz, a.k.a. Geohot, opened up a PS3 to new uses. He wasn't sticking it to the man -- this kind of "jailbreaking" is a time-honored tradition among hackers, the epitome of man vs. machine.

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