6.857: Computer and Network Security
Guest Lecture: George Hotz on Embedded Security
- George Hotz
- Speaker affiliation
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Wednesday May 5th, 2010
- 11:00am - 12:30pm
George will give a quick introduction to the pressing security problems on embedded systems, and will explain some of his attacks on the iPhone and PlayStation platforms.
George Hotz (a.k.a geohot) became famous at the age of 17, by producing the first hardware unlock for the iPhone 2G, which allowed the phone to be used with mobile carriers not sanctioned by Apple. Since then, George contributed to software jailbreaks for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, as well as for the iPod Touch. Lately, George hacked Sony's PlayStation 3 by obtaining full hypervisor access from Other OS (a Sony-sanctioned method of running Linux on the PS 3).