BBC News has an article up about how Microsoft hopes to make the Xbox 360 hack proof. I don’t really see this as an issue as they have added some pretty good expandability out of the box.
Microsoft plans to make its next generation games console, the Xbox 360, as difficult as possible to hack.
The 360 will have security built directly into the hardware, said Xbox engineer Chris Satchell.
Fans have modified the first Xbox to turn it into a media centre, upgrade the hard drive or allow it to play imported games.
Modifying a console is illegal in the UK if this is intended to get around anti-piracy measures on the Xbox.
Consoles such as the Xbox and PlayStation 2 can be modified by chips that are soldered to a console’s main circuit board to bypass copyright controls.
The chips allow people to play games purchased legitimately in other countries, as well as running backup copies or bootleg discs.
Shortly after the first Xbox came out, computer scientists, smart amateur engineers and others started taking it apart and creating modification chips and software for the machine to make it do things Microsoft never intended it to.