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New 360 Dashboard Has New Console Banning Tool

The new Xbox 360 dashboard to incorporate functions for the upcoming Kinect device will launch this November, but a hacking team who have gained access to the new dashboard beta has run some tests and made a very welcoming discovery.


Image obtained from Logic-Sunrise

Within the new update it has been revealed that firmware information for the consoles disc drive and its connection to Xbox Live can be monitored. This would send information to Microsoft and allow for greater monitoring of modded drives that play pirated games, alterations of drive firmware would then result in an instant console ban.

Further details will be revealed closer to the new dashboard launch.

Xboxic will keep you updated.

Source: Logic-Sunrise

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Comment by Dudeman456 on 2010-07-14 01:57:37 | Reply

The Xbox already detected different than factory firmware since the second generation. Modders have been spoofing firmware ID for quite a while now.

Comment by Lucas on 2010-07-14 02:13:31 | Reply

F.A.K.E

“but a hacking team who have gained access to the new dashboard beta”

makes me laugh

:) N.O.T.F.A.K.E

Do you know where the new functions are tested before hitting consoles? Have you heard of Dev Kits, programmers, testers…

Comment by Dudeman456 on 2010-07-16 05:41:32 | Reply

Actually anyone can join the team that test new firmware. Microsoft allows many of its users to test new projects, I have tested quite of few of their software, the longest and most memorable was the Xbox Live - Windows Live test. If you are interested try going to their official forum for information, as they place request in different places. But Yes DEV Kits are a way.

Comment by R Sole on 2010-07-16 22:42:13 | Reply

There’s a lot more about this here - [MOD REMOVED]

Comment by Cote on 2010-07-20 19:52:11 | Reply

Can we have this NOW? I’d LOVE to have the added security ASAP.

xboxflashing.com also have more on this

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