Xbox: cracked again
Xbox the Third: Two days after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Andrew Huang circumvented the copy protection of the Xbox without a mod chip using only commercially available hardware, another method has now been developed that also does not Mod-Chip works.
Now it is also possible with a modified BIOS to copy and specially created software on the Xbox run. In previous news we already reported about Andrew Huang, who was also able to copy and run his own software on the console. The new method is not a completely new development because it is based on the data from a mod chip called 'Xtender' (around $ 70) available on the Internet. The Xtender chip is secured with special security precautions, but the cracker with the nickname 'MrSporty' managed to read the data and save it in the form of an update on the Xbox's flash bios. Now everything should also be possible that should be possible with the installation of the Xtender Mod-Chip, for example playing illegally copied software. MrSporty himself describes his action as a blow against the manufacturers of the Xtender chip and wants to advise against possible buyers of the chip.