Microsoft patches Xbox 360


Microsoft has quietly released a fix for a security vulnerability that could let Xbox 360 owners run their own applications or operating systems on the console.

The update corrects a problem with a tamper protection mechanism on the Xbox 360. Hackers had discovered a way to break through the shield and run their own software, including operating systems such as Linux, on the Microsoft game console. Full details of the security vulnerability were disclosed last week in a posting to two widely read security mailing lists. Microsoft patches Xbox 360 | Tech News on ZDNet

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