On Monday, when we reported that the prolific hacker geohot had successfully penetrated the previously impervious PlayStation 3 gaming console
, readers were understandably skeptical.
After all, the 20-year-old readily admitted his hack wasn't reliable, and he provided no evidence he was able to do some of the things modders love to do most, such as run arbitrary code or peel open the device's synergistic processing elements to take a peak at its most prized internal elements.
On Tuesday afternoon, geohot finally released his exploit
so the world could see for itself exactly what the hack does and doesn't accomplish.