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Xbox 360 inches closer to piracy with bootable, modifiable kiosk DVD

Posted by Xavier Ashe on January 3, 2006

An Xbox 360 hacker's checklist:

  • Being able to rip games off of Xbox 360 DVD discs? Check
  • Being able to boot the system off of a custom disc? Check
  • Being able to run home-grown code on the Xbox 360? Not yet
  • Being able to decrypt ripped games so that copies of them can be used? Not

If the group of hackers that call themselves “Pi,” is to be believed, the second item in the checklist
above has been achieved by exploiting unencrypted content contained on disks intended for use on Xbox 360 kiosks in
European retail locations. They write, “This leaves hackers with the possibility to hack around with this disc
that load from a normal DVDR5 backup! …. YES you can run this! Burn the iso, put it into your xbox and be very



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