Facebook recently hired acclaimed hacker George Hotz, aka Geohot, in product development.
George Hotz is a notorious hacker, famous for being sued by Sony for cracking Song PlayStation 3. Hotz leaked info to PS3 users on how to gain access to black-market applications and games. He was also the creator of the jail breaking program for the iPhone, allowing users to run their iPhone on other carrier networks than AT&T.
So, like many other jumbo technology corporations, Facebook decided to hire the genius. It is rumored that Hotz is working as a software engineer, but there is no official statement of what exactly he will be doing there.
This may be shocking to some—major companies hiring people that have hacked and released unwanted information from other enterprises—but it actually may be brilliant. Who better to work for such large companies than those who know their way in, outside, and around the technology of it?
So will hackers be the next big guns of technology corporations—hopefully with good intentions? Or is hiring hackers still a very daring thing for companies to do with sure risks that come along with it?