Originally Posted by Bah!
Actually GeoHot handled this whole PS3 thing horribly and now other gamers are paying for it.
No, Sony tried to play Apple and lock down complete control on their system. Hence the countless EULA agreements and updates. And they have failed completely. GeoHot showed no malicious intentions. He posted the security key, that's it. It has nothing to do with piracy, it's a belief that the hardware you own is yours to modify and use as you like. So, the tighter Sony squeezed, the more he worked to obtain the key so he could release it.
If Sony had left Linux in there and opened up some form of access to the hardware level, they may have never been in this mess. Instead, they began removing features, which I have never seen before, and it pissed a lot of people off.
The truth is, Sony's PSN network was flawed and unsecured. Hopefully we will have some good updates when it's back up and it will actually keep our information secure. As of now, it's possible that everyone who has used a credit card on PSN has been compromised.