"A group of hackers claim to have broken all security measures
on the Xbox games console without modifying the hardware, prompting
Microsoft to threaten legal action.
"The Free-X group had been requesting the release of a 'signed'
Linux boot loader from Microsoft, which would allow Xbox owners to
run the open source operating system without any hardware
modifications or the exploitation of the console.
"Group representatives reject claims they are encouraging piracy
and accuse the software company of failing to protect its game
developers' intellectual property. A signed boot loader will not
allow the console to run pirated games, whereas the exploit they
have developed will. Free-X say piracy is not something they wish
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