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xbox360 = hacked?


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from slashdot.org
The firmware of the Xbox 360 DVD drive has been hacked, allowing users to boot backups of games on the new Microsoft console. A group of hackers on the xboxhacker.net forum managed to trick the DVD firmware into reporting a recordable disc as an original Xbox 360 disc. This means that it will not allow booting of unsigned homebrew code (like Linux), as the signature check is not bypassed. This hack will just trick the Xbox 360 into thinking you inserted an original Xbox 360 disc, so it'll only boot unedited executables. A video has been released, the hack has not been released to the public (because it will be mainly used for piracy), but all the research of the last few months is publicly viewable."
Video: http://rapidshare.de/files/15810304/360hack.mpg.html
Link: http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EEukZpklFAhkcWwSgZ.php


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I was curious if they were ever going to crack the 360. Some forums are saying that a Mod could cost well into the 500's due to the use of Laptop Hard drives. But this, however, is awesome.

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