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Re: XBox 360 Hacking - Security Again?

__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Monday 15 May 2006 16:50 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> XBox 360 cracked
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | ...the new patch is said to boot 'Xtreme' XBox 1 and 360 backups, works
>> | with originals, and will boot 'all' XBox 1 discs on the 360. If it works
>> | as advertised, it is quite the coup, but it may turn out to be a near
>> | miss like the last few...
>> `----
>>                         http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=31703
> I still don't see how physically modifying a gaming console relates to
> Linux but....

What? You haven't heard...?

http://www.free60.org/wiki/Main_Page http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/Main_Page

It's one of these cases where someone sponsors and covers the cost of your
beloved Linux box. Yes, "X" in "Xbox" is the last letter in "Linux".


E3: Kawanishi Talks Homebrew Linux PS3 Development

I take it that you're not too fond of computer game. A shame, really...

> <quote>
> The new patches are not for the technical novice, they involve flashing
> your drive, sector extraction and manually backing up your legit games.
> There is also the more than zero chance you will brick your 360, not a
> pleasant thought for anyone. I would put this patch down to a
> technically interesting tool for the deeply geeky.
> </quote>
> Security Again??? Tell you what; take a Linux box and give someone
> physical access to it. Let them remove the hard disk and then "flash
> the drive" (whatever the hell that means) and extract sectors from the
> disk. I'd say that machine was also compromised.

No, it's probably a case of reverse engineering, Larry. It's too easy with
Open Source, and very welcome as well. With closed-source, this is not at
all desired. It puts the develop in a potentially embarrassing position.

Best wishes,


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