eFuse successfully “blown,” Xbox 360 kernel downgrades possible

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A team of modders have found a way to downgrade the Xbox 360‘s kernel, giving the console potential for a greater homebrew effort than at present. Key to a homebrew scene is the ability to modify a console’s core software: even if reverting to an older version means no more Xbox Live for you, the presumably looser security in the older software equals easier hacking. We won’t even go into how it was done, beyond saying that it involved eFuse “timing attacks” and ignoring the harder “CPU-key hack.” *Sob*, we’ll never be 1337.

[Via Xbox360Fanboy]


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