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New Xbox security cracked by Linux fans
Using a complicated method for analysing the new configuration, along with some unexpected help from Microsoft, the hackers said on Saturday that they are now able to run their own software -- including the Linux operating system -- on the newer consoles.
Microsoft said it reconfigured the hardware in order to cut down manufacturing costs, but it also changed the way security was implemented at the same time. The newer units, which began to arrive on store shelves about three weeks ago, made obsolete the 'mod chips' used to run unauthorised software on the Xbox.
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