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'[PIC]: Xbox security has been broken?'
2002\06\04@155458 by Tal Bejerano - AMC

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Hi 2 All

I just read that a student from MIT university has succeeded to brake the
Xbox machine security system.

anyone can confirm if it related to the pic that is on the Xbox board?

Regards

Tal Bejerano
AMC - ISRAEL

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2002\06\04@161544 by Erik Jacobs

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> Hi 2 All
> I just read that a student from MIT university has succeeded to brake the
> Xbox machine security system.
> anyone can confirm if it related to the pic that is on the Xbox board?

Here is an article about just that:

http://www.gamers.com/news/1170646

I am not sure whether or not it is related to the PIC micro, however it
appears that the MIT student simply intercepted the signals that were being
transmitted back and forth across the board.  I believe this is probably
very similar to what is done with PS and PS2 modchips -- intercept signals
and modify them in order to play out-of-region and/or backup games.

I'm new to the list... acceptable post? :)

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2002\06\04@162342 by Tal Bejerano - AMC

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Here is the original (I think) article from MIT :

ftp://publications.ai.mit.edu/ai-publications/2002/AIM-2002-008.pdf

site is OVERLOADED!!! if someone can get this pdf file send it to me even
it's 20MB. :-)


Regards

Tal Bejerano
AMC - ISRAEL


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2002\06\04@163016 by smerchock, Steve

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This is somewhat old news ;-)
They have been running LINUX on these systems for awhile.
A student at MIT has a site about tons of cool stuff he has been up to.
Check it out at:
http://www.mit.edu/people/bunnie/

I found this site awhile ago, it's on my "favorites" list.

Best regards,
Steve

Steven Kosmerchock
Radio Frequency Systems
Phoenix,  Arizona  USA
(WORK) http://www.rfsworld.com

http://www.geocities.com/researchtriangle/lab/6584

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oppposition from mediocre minds."--A.Einstein



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2002\06\04@164400 by Tal Bejerano - AMC
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and I thought it's fresh news :-(

Regards

Tal Bejerano
AMC - ISRAEL


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Subject: Re: [PIC]: Xbox security has been broken?


This is somewhat old news ;-)
They have been running LINUX on these systems for awhile.
A student at MIT has a site about tons of cool stuff he has been up to.
Check it out at:
http://www.mit.edu/people/bunnie/

I found this site awhile ago, it's on my "favorites" list.

Best regards,
Steve

Steven Kosmerchock
Radio Frequency Systems
Phoenix,  Arizona  USA
(WORK) http://www.rfsworld.com

http://www.geocities.com/researchtriangle/lab/6584

"Great spirits have always encountered violent
oppposition from mediocre minds."--A.Einstein



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From: Tal Bejerano - AMC [EraseMEkooterspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTZAHAV.NET.IL]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 2:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [PIC]: Xbox security has been broken?


Here is the original (I think) article from MIT :

ftp://publications.ai.mit.edu/ai-publications/2002/AIM-2002-008.pdf

site is OVERLOADED!!! if someone can get this pdf file send it to me even
it's 20MB. :-)


Regards

Tal Bejerano
AMC - ISRAEL


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[@spam@PICLISTKILLspamspamMITVMA.MIT.EDU]On Behalf Of Erik Jacobs
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Subject: Re: [PIC]: Xbox security has been broken?


> Hi 2 All
> I just read that a student from MIT university has succeeded to brake the
> Xbox machine security system.
> anyone can confirm if it related to the pic that is on the Xbox board?

Here is an article about just that:

http://www.gamers.com/news/1170646

I am not sure whether or not it is related to the PIC micro, however it
appears that the MIT student simply intercepted the signals that were being
transmitted back and forth across the board.  I believe this is probably
very similar to what is done with PS and PS2 modchips -- intercept signals
and modify them in order to play out-of-region and/or backup games.

I'm new to the list... acceptable post? :)

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2002\06\04@195119 by rad0

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what does this mean really?  Are people trying to steal the games
or are they trying to use the box for other than game purposes??


I don't have a game box, just wondered what this is about.






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2002\06\04@202933 by M. Adam Davis

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Makers of the game boxes (Sony for the PS2, Nintendo for the GameCube,
Microsoft for the XBOX) all charge developers to sell games for their
platform.  This can range from $1 to $20 per cartridge/dvd/cd.  They go
to some pretty interesting extremes to make sure that people don't
develop games that run on their boxes without paying.  One of them runs
the game DVDs backwards, so the DVDs have to be specially pressed, one
changed/extended the DVD such that a regular pressed DVD couldn't be
used to play a game.  They also use methods to prevent japanese games
from playing on american sold boxes and vice versa.  They claim copy
protection, but everyone agrees it's to line their pockets.

These 'mods' allow the ambitious to play out of region games, games
encoded on regular DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD, etc.  They can also allow
custom code development without paying through the nose for the official
development kit.

-Adam

rad0 wrote:

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