Monday, November 28, 2005

Xbox 360 - Hard to hack

Check out the link but here's the tech bits on some of what has to happen to crack the Xbox 360.

  • The flash is encrypted with a per-box key
  • The key is stored inside the CPU
  • The boot ROM is stored inside the CPU
  • Also inside the CPU is a hypervisor that verifies the running state of the kernel, making sure there is no modification (RAM checksums), else the Xbox 360 panics and blows up!
  • The CPU contains RAM inside of it to store the checksums
  • All interrupt/exception handling is done by the hypervisor
  • All code runs in kernel mode
  • The emulator for first generation games can be updated via an official Microsoft download burned to CD by the user, though the CDs’ content will be encrypted and signed with public key cryptography. The boot ROM is stored inside the CPU.

Poopsadaisy - "You Dump it, you haul it"

Aahh yes.. Can you smell it?! That's the large "load" that your dog dropped off 2 blocks back... Why you ask can you still smell it?! Well, that's all thanks to the wounderful new device called the "Poopsadaisy"!

I think the picture says it all....

WYSIWYG Blogin - Ver. 2.0

So my blog has been dead for a month or two. I've been hermit and my blog has suffered.

- Sorry Bloggy, I'll try and do better.

I'm still a hermit but my blog has gotten a face lift!

Gone are the adds who won me a whole $3.50 that I'll never see.
Gone is the old heavily modded template!

I've started to mod this template to my liking... The whole relearning HTML again, again, again, again is taking some time but you should notice some small and maybe large changes over the next few days.

Anyway, let me know what you think of her and I'll get some new content up soon.