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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-20 07:21
  Subject:   XBox softmod done!
Pretty darn cool. Thanks a lot to those who helped, you know who you are!

It's going to be nice to play HL2 with much shorter loading times...
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-06-22 01:45 (UTC)
  Subject:   The system has failed!!
A neat article courtesy of bruce_schneier about how the XBox was hacked:


There are many, MANY interesting insights here, but my favorite one is how they grounded out the A20 line in order to make the CPU boot from the address FFEF:FFF0, instead of the usual protected/encrypted/hardened address FFFF:FFF0. This allowed them to utterly and completely pwnZ the XBox hardware with almost no effort at all.
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