12/13/2005

Xbox 360 file system de-coded

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:35 am

The Xbox 360’s DVD file system has been exposed, a coding group calling itself Pi, has claimed.

The group said it has posted source code for a utility that allows discs’ files to be extracted and displayed as raw data. The group admits there’s not much that can be done with it beyond explore the file-system structure, if anyone is prepared to jump through all the hoops necessary to bring code and disc contents together.

The utility does not bypass copy-protection mechanisms, the group claims. More to the point, even creating and transferring an image of a disc you own is against the law - if only as a violation of the end-user licence agreement.

However, it is likely to provide the foundation for work seeking to attack the content protection put in place by Microsoft.

Source: The Register

 

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