Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON
The PS3 was hacked easily, but not early. None of the talented hackers were interested until other os was removed. (because other os gave them most of what they wanted) Look up how it was hacked, it is quite an interesting story.
Kind of, but that's a little misleading. Homebrew dev's hackers started finding a way to get around the Hypervisor which was set up to prevent access to the GPU. Sony kinda 1/2 assed their other os support, because they really didn't want (and devs too) a separate community popping up creating software, streaming services, and freeware games.
As soon as they got word, Sony got spooked and forceably removed otherOS thinking that would stop it. Instead it just pissed off the dev/hacker community and put the PS3 encryption under more scrutiny.
So, the high level guys cracked the security, and then leeches with little to no knowledge picked over their hard work and figured how to use it for pirating and cheating.
It's been the same story with just about any device or console. Sony could have been smart and just allowed homebrew and access to the RSX and allowed a development community to pop up. They could have easily made money, allowing them a low cost method to sell their wares through PSN store.
Stupid, stupid, stupid!