Facebook Has Hired a Hacker: GeoHot

by Gustavo on June 29, 2011 · 2 comments · Facebook

Facebook Has Hired a Hacker: GeoHot – According to reports from Tech Unwrapped, Facebook has hired the well-known hacker George Hotz, the cyber pirate who has publicly accepted to have attacked the tech giants Apple and Sony.

According to the sources of this site, Hotz had been invited to a challenge to hack the iPad 2, but due to his new job at the largest social network in the world, he had resigned the contest. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed that Hotz is currently employed at Facebook.

Facebook Has Hired a Hacker: GeoHot

George Hotz gained popularity in 2008 when he was able to crack the iPhone, unlocking the phone from its exclusive provider, AT&T, and allowing the popular Apple device to be used on other networks. But he is known more as the famous hacker who managed to break the security of the PlayStation 3.

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Raymund from Remanufactured toner cartridges July 25, 2011 at 12:51 am

Twitter: @rfcamat

I therefore conclude that Facebook is afraid of hackers. With the more than half billion users worldwide, FB needs to fight hackers at all cost to protect private info of its users.

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Jonah from How to Speed Up Wifi July 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

Twitter: @techkisses

I’m surprised Facebook hired a hacker. It’s a hot competition between the giant websites lately. I wonder how it would end up.
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