Hackers have taken the first steps to breaking Xbox One




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Xbox One game console went on sale just a week ago. Despite the many difficulties and misunderstandings on the part of the public, Microsoft organized a bright enough start the console and even sold a million consoles in the first 24 hours. Of course, such high-profile events simply could not attract the attention of numerous hackers and distributors of pirated games, which immediately began to explore a new console for vulnerabilities and loopholes.

Console piracy in recent years has increased significantly due to the final and irrevocable break Playstation 3. Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii were hacked near the beginning. Xbox 360 learned to solder so that it runs images pirated games directly from an external hard drive (this modification console called JTAG). Nintendo Wii is also taught to do it without any problems. And only one Playstation 3 lasted more than four years before the hackers managed to bypass all embodied in her protective system.

A new generation of gaming devices, of course, is the lure of forbidden fruit and hackers for many enthusiasts. And it’s not even in their unlawful intentions. For them, it is nothing more than a sporting interest: if I can bypass the protection designed in such giant companies like Sony and Microsoft?

Microsoft in May of this year on the first presentation of Xbox One stated that the fight against piracy company plans with a permanent connection to the Internet. Without connecting to the Internet to play games will only be possible within 24 hours, after which the console will be completely useless. After negative public reaction to such a statement, Microsoft had to take the leadership of the words back and remove all DRM-protection mechanisms for its consoles.

Whatever it was, German hackers portal konsolen-junkies.de already managed to take a full dump of the NAND-memory console Xbox One. NAND-memory, in this case, is the place that holds the operating system consoles and all its vital components that allow it to function fully.

It turned out that the operating system Xbox One weighs 4.9 GB, and you can remove this dump with a slightly modified method that was used during the time of the Xbox 360. NAND-memory console also contains important data such as information on the drive, as well as its serial number, which in the previous generation strongly played into the hands of pirates.

You’ll recall that shortly before this, well-known hacker C4eva able to circumvent the protection of the disc with the game Call of Duty: Ghosts and even took off the full image, which is then laid out in free access to the Internet.

Apparently, very soon the hacker community will solve all the puzzles that conceals Xbox One, and then, suddenly, games for this console will appear on major torrent trackers. As for the Playstation 4, then no information about its breaking have been reported yet. But as we all know very well, is immune from this one.

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