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Posts Tagged ‘chip’

Xbox hack allows unsigned code

Xbox hack allows unsigned code

You may now run unsigned code on any xbox. Discovered by GliGli, the exploit requires a chip, but works on any 360: "it sends little pulses to the processor in order to destabilize the console and make it believe a modified CB is correctly hashed and signed. This operation doesn't succeed every time, but it is repeated till it works." [...]

HOWTO: Graft the RFID from a payment-card onto your phone

HOWTO: Graft the RFID from a payment-card onto your phone

Hardware hacker Andrew "bunnie" Huang is living in Singapore, and he's finding it difficult to board the public transit system because he habitually carries so many RFID-embedded cards that the automated turnstiles can't get a read from his EZlink card. So he decided that he would remove the RFID from his transit card and delicately graft it [...]

Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU can already do

Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU can already do

Hold onto your hyperthreaded horses, because this is liable to whip up an angry mob -- Intel's asking customers to pay extra if they want the full power of their store-bought silicon. An eagle-eyed Engadget reader was surfing the Best Buy shelves when he noticed this $50 card -- and sure enough, Intel websites confirm -- that lets you download [...]

Blu-ray falls: HDCP key crack confirmed

Blu-ray falls: HDCP key crack confirmed

Intel has confirmed that the rumored master key crack for HDCP (the high-definition video "copy protection" used in Blu-Ray, high def consoles, and many game consoles) is real. Blu-Ray and other systems that rely on HDCP are now terminally compromised. As a practical matter, the most likely scenario for a hacker would be to create a computer chip [...]