How the Xbox was hacked

A quite detailed and seemingly comprehensive account of how the Xbox (not the Xbox 360) security was hacked: http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/17_Mistakes_Microsoft_Made_in_the_Xbox_Security_System#Introduction

The exploitation of the legacy x86 ‘features’ is a particularly big facepalm. In addition to not being aware of their security implications, why are those sorts of things still in the x86 architecture?

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