ZDNet: Taking on Microsoft and the DMCA
Apr 16, 2003, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Becker)
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"Taking a break from working on his doctoral thesis,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate student Andrew
'Bunnie' Huang decided that it might be fun to poke around the
security systems protecting Microsoft's Xbox game console.
"With a little creative tinkering and a measure of precision
soldering, Huang quickly isolated the main public security keys.
Although legally prevented from sharing the keys with the world, he
described his methods in detail in a widely distributed research
paper, helping spur a wave of Xbox-hacking that has led to the
development of Xbox versions of Linux and other homemade
"After graduating from MIT last year, Huang set up his own
consulting business, specializing in reverse engineering. But he
still has some more Xbox insights that he'd like to share with the
world--that is, if only he can find a way..."