PS3 Hacker ‘GeoHot’ is Working on Google’s Project Zero
George Hotz, 24, a notorious hacker best known for Jailbreaking Apple’s iPhone and reverse engineering Sony’s Playstation 3 has now been hired by Google to join a security initiative called Project Zero.
Project Zero will allow Google to identify vulnerabilities in not only its own products, but within any application. Furthermore, it will also publish information on how long it took companies to come up with a fix.
“Once the bug report becomes public (typically once a patch is available), you’ll be able to monitor vendor time-to-fix performance, see any discussion about exploitability, and view historical exploits and crash traces,” Researcher Herder Chris Evans stated.
This will enable users to surf the web without worrying about stolen information, traced communications, or computers getting infected. And this is where Hotz comes in!
Google is looking to hire people who will contribute 100% of their time towards improving security across the internet and the name that tops the list is our notorious hacker.
[Google is] hiring the best practically minded security researchers and contributing 100 percent of their time toward improving security across the Internet.
Although Chris Evans didn’t mention Hotz in the company’s official blogpost, website like Wired are reporting Hotz’ recruitment.
Hotz recently won $150,000 for finding a loophole in Google Chrome OS at Google’s Hacking Competition and faced a lawsuit for hacking Sony’s Playstation 3 which later settled after Hotz signed an agreement of never hacking a Sony product again – no wonder why Playstation 4 hasn’t been hacked yet.