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Xbox Linux Made Possible Without a Modchip

CowboyNeal posted about 11 years ago | from the well-and-probably-software-piracy-too dept.

XBox (Games) 996

An anonymous reader writes "Free-X have released an exploit for the Xbox that will let you get Linux on the machine without any hardware mods at all... Microsoft is already threatening them with legal action. Here's the Free-X statement. Free-X say they had been trying to contact MS for a month but were ignored, which is why they've released the exploit. Should be interesting to watch this one."

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first (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365230)

post

i'm drunk.

Re:first (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365242)

I caught an earlier flight Friday and sped home from the airport for some serious sex with Kathleen. I'd been gone a week and my balls were about to explode.

There was a white pickup truck in the drive way as I turned in. Crude lettering on the door proclaimed, "Brad the Handyman" with a phone number I suspected my sweet wife was getting her cunt stretched by the handyman. Then again, she really really might be having a few fix-it items done. Yeah, right!

I parked the car and let myself into the house through the back door. If Kathleen was getting screwed, I wanted to watch with out disturbing them.

Kathleen's voice was the first thing I heard, "Oh! Yes! Fuck my pussy with that big, black cock!"

"You like my cock, baby?"

"Oh fuck yes. All of it, I want all of it in my pussy!"

I walked through the kitchen into the living room. Kathleen's back was to me as she knelt on the sofa, a thick, black cock stuffed up her cunt. It was obvious a goodly amount of cock already was shoved up Kathleen's pussy; but, six inches of thick cock meat still glistened outside her love hole. Her pussy juices dripped down the cock and pooled around the guy's balls.

"Damn, lady, I ain't never had all of my cock in a pussy before. You sure you can take it all?"

Kathleen grunted and raised up on the cock. I swear, another six inches of cock slide out and the head still was no where in sight. Kathleen slammed her pussy back down along the shaft. She managed to get a couple more inches stuffed in her cunt this time. A good four inches still remained. Kathleen paused and looked down at her lover.

"Oh, shit. I want all of your black stud meat. I want your black cum in my pussy. I've never had a cock so deep before. It feels so good. Like I'm going to get split apart. Fuck, that feels so damn good! Push it in slow while I try to wiggle down on it. It is so fucking deep!"

Large black hands reached around and pulled Kathleen's ass downward. Kathleen began to squirm and wiggle on the monster cock. Kathleen managed to absorb another inch. Her body shuddered.

"My pussy feels so damn full. Push, damn it. Push that cock, harder!"

Black muscles rippled, pushing the black monster upwards. The black hands pulled Kathleen's ass downward. The cock seemed to be completely bottomed out with three inches still outside Kathleen's cunt. The black stud was grunting as he strained to pull Kathleen down on his cock. Kathleen was moaning and thrashing about as she tried to get the last three inches up into her love tunnel.

There was a sudden, muffled "pop" as the cock shoved through the obstruction. Kathleen's ass bottomed out against the hairy, black balls. Kathleen's back stiffened and her head snapped back. Kathleen screamed, "Yes, fuck yes!" Her red hair swung wildly from side to side as her whole body twitched and spasmed in orgasm.

Kathleen had an orgasmic mantra going, "So deep. So deep. So deep."

The black stud began to buck back. "Fuck, baby. Your cunt is milking my cock like I've never felt before. You took my whole fucking cock. What a cunt, baby!. Your wanted my black seed, you bitch. Can you feel it, bitch? Can you feel it?"

"Oh fuck yes. I can feel your cum. It so fucking deep, baby. Your cum is so fucking deep. Oh baby, fuck me. Fuck me! I want that black seed deep in my white slut cunt."

Kathleen's orgasm subsided slowly. She began to lift herself off the cock an inch at a time. With about eight inches out, Kathleen stopped. The pussy juice coating the cock had a faint pinkish color. It gave that black monster an ebony-like sheen.

Kathleen slid her cunt back down the shaft, bottoming out with his balls against her ass. Kathleen slid back up the cock a little faster and then down again. The black stud began to fuck her back. Sperm, pussy juice, and a little blood oozed out a little with each pistoning stroke.

"Fuck me, lover. Fuck me deep with your monster cock!"

The black stud was equal to the task and began to fuck Kathleen with fast, deep strokes. I don't think that black pole ever even got soft after he creamed my wife's cunt with his first load of sperm. After about 3 minutes of the most intense fucking I'd ever seen, Kathleen began to orgasm again. Kathleen was grunting and groaning as the electric waves of pleasures pulsed through her body. She jerked and spasmed as the shiny black pole pounded her pussy.

"Fuck, lady. Your cunt is like an oven. It feels like you got fingers in there milkin' my cock. Shit, baby, I'm cumming again. I'm cumming hard in your hot cunt."

His hands pulled Kathleen down on his cock and his balls visibly contracted as he shot his second load of black cum deep into Kathleen.

"Oh, yes! I can feel your cum so fucking deep in my pussy. It feels like you're going to blow the top of my head off. Oh, fuck! OH, FUCK! I'm cumming in your cum, baby. I'm cumming so good."

Kathleen's body twisted and turned on her lover's cock for several minutes as her head thrashed back and forth. She finally finished climaxing and collapsed forward against her lover, mashing her lips against his. His hands moved from her ass to her tits and played with her nipples. They kissed and cuddled as they dropped down from their orgasmic highs. Kathleen cooed, "Oh Brad. That was marvelous. I've feel like I been thoroughly fucked to the deepest depths of my body. I knew I could take all of that monster cock you are so proud of!"

"Fuck, baby. You took it all. I don't fucking believe it."

One last time, Kathleen began to slide slowly off the black cock. The fucking tool still looked hard as it slid out of her love tunnel. I watched, amazed, as eight, ten, twelve inches, slid out without the cock head appearing. Finally, at what looked like fourteen inches, the cock head popped out of Kathleen's stretched cunt. Several large gobs of cum mixed with pussy juice and blood dropped out of the gapping hole that was Kathleen's pussy , down the stud's shaft, and splattered against his balls and thighs. His black hands lifted Kathleen's ass up and off to the side. Kathleen's knees slid off the sofa and her feet touched the floor. She stood up very slowly, on wobbly legs, slightly bow-legged.

Kathleen turned slowly and saw me for the first time. "Hi honey. This is Brad. My new handyman."

"So I saw, baby. So I saw. Hello Brad. How was my wife?"

"Shit, man. She said you were cool about her fucking around. She is the best pussy I've ever had!"

Kathleen walked over, naked except for the black garter belt, nylons, and heels. She wrapped her arms around me and gave me a deep kiss. "Welcome home, baby. Did you see much?"

"I saw enough to realize that your pussy is going to be pretty stretched out for any more love making tonight!"

"Oh, honey. There's still my mouth and ass."

Kathleen groped my balls. "I promise you won't be disappointed."

Brad stood up and stretched. The monster black cock, semi-flaccid, hung down a good ten inches. Kathleen turned and walked back towards Brad. She knelt in front of him and pulled his cock to her lips. She began to lick the pussy juice, cum, and blood off his cock. Her tongue moved down and slurped in the stringy gobs of cum and juices around his balls. Brad groaned and rolled his eyes at me. "Shit, man. Your wife is just fucking unbelievable."

Kathleen finished her clean-up job. Brad's cock had swelled to near full size again. Kathleen looked up at Brad. "This beautiful black man meat is ready for some more loving. Your cum tasted so good. More, please. Give me more."

Brad groaned and collapsed back on the sofa. Kathleen quickly shifted position and began to suck the head of his cock. She lubed the shaft up with her saliva and proceeded to jerk his cock off with sure, rapid, strokes. She kept the cock head firmly clamped in her mouth.

I quickly ripped my pants off and freed my aching cock. I walked over to Kathleen and grabbed her waist. I slowly lifted her off her knees so her puckered little ass hole was right at cock level. I pushed the head of my cock into the crack of her ass. She wiggled back against me, eager for my cock. The whole time she never paused as she continued to suck and stroke Brad's cock.

I pulled back to get some lubrication. Pussy juice and cum coated her thighs and continued to weep from her cunt. I scooped up some stringy gobs and rubbed the goo on the head of my cock and into Kathleen's ass hole. Then I pushed my cock into her ass. Kathleen braced herself and pushed back. Soon I was buried up to my balls. Kathleen continued to noisily suck Brad's tool as she slowly fucked my cock with her ass.

I started to fuck her ass with fast, deep strokes. Brownish shit juice quickly coated my cock and allowed me to fuck her even faster. Kathleen's body began to orgasm. She momentarily broke the suction lock she had on Brad's cock. "Oh, fuck! That feels so good, baby. I really missed your cock this week."

Kathleen looked up at Brad, "But I found a suitable substitute."

Kathleen ran her tongue around his cock head. She continued to stroke it with her hand as she sucked pre-cum out of the pee hole. Kathleen looked up at Brad. She loves to watch a guy's eyes and face as she sucks his cock. "Umm, lover. This tastes so good. I want your cum in mouth, baby. Cum in my mouth!"

The look of lust on Kathleen's face must have triggered Brad's cum shot. He grabbed Kathleen's head and pulled her face down on his cock. I could hear Kathleen gagging as Brad forced his large cock head down the back of her throat. He was sending his seed directly to Kathleen's belly. As he came, he relaxed back against the sofa, releasing Kathleen's head. She quickly bobbed up on his cock so as to catch the last few squirts in her mouth. She truly loves the taste of cum.

Kathleen noisily sucked and slurped the last strings of cum out of Brad's cock. The noisy, lewd display was all I could take and I felt my balls start to spew cum in Kathleen's bowels. Kathleen felt the first spasm of my cock and quickly rearranged herself so as to catch my copious ejaculate in her mouth. She pulled my eight-inch cock all the way in her throat and took my next couple of shots directly down her throat. Then she slid her lips back up my cock, squeegeeing her shit juice into her mouth. Kathleen took my last blasts across her tongue. She looked up at me with her large green eyes and smiled. She opened her mouth and swirled my cum and her brownish shit juice around for me to see before swallowing. She sucked the last few drips of cum from my cock and then stood up.

Kathleen wrapper her arms around me and mashed her tits against my chest. My cock rubbed against her belly and the lace of her garter belt. "Welcome home, honey. I really missed you."

Kathleen shivered and giggled. There was a soft "plop". A large gob of cum had dripped out of Kathleen's cunt and dropped to the carpet.

"Brad, you naughty boy. After the fucking that cock of yours gave me, it'll take a week for all the cum to work it's way out from way up where you put it.

"Baby, I sure don't recollect you complainin' any while I was making the deposits."

Kathleen laughed, "Nope."

Brad stood up. Kathleen hugged him and gazed up into his eyes. Her hand lovingly stroked his massive black manhood, pausing to play with his balls. "You're welcome here anytime, baby. Anytime."

"Baby, you were the best fuck of my entire life. You can bet I'll get back here pretty regular!"

Brad dressed and quickly left with one last hug from Kathleen.

She turned to me, "Well, I'm going to clean up. Where are we going for dinner?"

Frist p0st!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365231)

Made from the Xbox, too, bitchaz!!!

Re:Frist p0st!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365254)

I caught an earlier flight Friday and sped home from the airport for some serious sex with Kathleen. I'd been gone a week and my balls were about to explode.
There was a white pickup truck in the drive way as I turned in. Crude lettering on the door proclaimed, "Brad the Handyman" with a phone number I suspected my sweet wife was getting her cunt stretched by the handyman. Then again, she really really might be having a few fix-it items done. Yeah, right!

I parked the car and let myself into the house through the back door. If Kathleen was getting screwed, I wanted to watch with out disturbing them.

Kathleen's voice was the first thing I heard, "Oh! Yes! Fuck my pussy with that big, black cock!"

"You like my cock, baby?"

"Oh fuck yes. All of it, I want all of it in my pussy!"

I walked through the kitchen into the living room. Kathleen's back was to me as she knelt on the sofa, a thick, black cock stuffed up her cunt. It was obvious a goodly amount of cock already was shoved up Kathleen's pussy; but, six inches of thick cock meat still glistened outside her love hole. Her pussy juices dripped down the cock and pooled around the guy's balls.

"Damn, lady, I ain't never had all of my cock in a pussy before. You sure you can take it all?"

Kathleen grunted and raised up on the cock. I swear, another six inches of cock slide out and the head still was no where in sight. Kathleen slammed her pussy back down along the shaft. She managed to get a couple more inches stuffed in her cunt this time. A good four inches still remained. Kathleen paused and looked down at her lover.

"Oh, shit. I want all of your black stud meat. I want your black cum in my pussy. I've never had a cock so deep before. It feels so good. Like I'm going to get split apart. Fuck, that feels so damn good! Push it in slow while I try to wiggle down on it. It is so fucking deep!"

Large black hands reached around and pulled Kathleen's ass downward. Kathleen began to squirm and wiggle on the monster cock. Kathleen managed to absorb another inch. Her body shuddered.

"My pussy feels so damn full. Push, damn it. Push that cock, harder!"

Black muscles rippled, pushing the black monster upwards. The black hands pulled Kathleen's ass downward. The cock seemed to be completely bottomed out with three inches still outside Kathleen's cunt. The black stud was grunting as he strained to pull Kathleen down on his cock. Kathleen was moaning and thrashing about as she tried to get the last three inches up into her love tunnel.

There was a sudden, muffled "pop" as the cock shoved through the obstruction. Kathleen's ass bottomed out against the hairy, black balls. Kathleen's back stiffened and her head snapped back. Kathleen screamed, "Yes, fuck yes!" Her red hair swung wildly from side to side as her whole body twitched and spasmed in orgasm.

Kathleen had an orgasmic mantra going, "So deep. So deep. So deep."

The black stud began to buck back. "Fuck, baby. Your cunt is milking my cock like I've never felt before. You took my whole fucking cock. What a cunt, baby!. Your wanted my black seed, you bitch. Can you feel it, bitch? Can you feel it?"

"Oh fuck yes. I can feel your cum. It so fucking deep, baby. Your cum is so fucking deep. Oh baby, fuck me. Fuck me! I want that black seed deep in my white slut cunt."

Kathleen's orgasm subsided slowly. She began to lift herself off the cock an inch at a time. With about eight inches out, Kathleen stopped. The pussy juice coating the cock had a faint pinkish color. It gave that black monster an ebony-like sheen.

Kathleen slid her cunt back down the shaft, bottoming out with his balls against her ass. Kathleen slid back up the cock a little faster and then down again. The black stud began to fuck her back. Sperm, pussy juice, and a little blood oozed out a little with each pistoning stroke.

"Fuck me, lover. Fuck me deep with your monster cock!"

The black stud was equal to the task and began to fuck Kathleen with fast, deep strokes. I don't think that black pole ever even got soft after he creamed my wife's cunt with his first load of sperm. After about 3 minutes of the most intense fucking I'd ever seen, Kathleen began to orgasm again. Kathleen was grunting and groaning as the electric waves of pleasures pulsed through her body. She jerked and spasmed as the shiny black pole pounded her pussy.

"Fuck, lady. Your cunt is like an oven. It feels like you got fingers in there milkin' my cock. Shit, baby, I'm cumming again. I'm cumming hard in your hot cunt."

His hands pulled Kathleen down on his cock and his balls visibly contracted as he shot his second load of black cum deep into Kathleen.

"Oh, yes! I can feel your cum so fucking deep in my pussy. It feels like you're going to blow the top of my head off. Oh, fuck! OH, FUCK! I'm cumming in your cum, baby. I'm cumming so good."

Kathleen's body twisted and turned on her lover's cock for several minutes as her head thrashed back and forth. She finally finished climaxing and collapsed forward against her lover, mashing her lips against his. His hands moved from her ass to her tits and played with her nipples. They kissed and cuddled as they dropped down from their orgasmic highs. Kathleen cooed, "Oh Brad. That was marvelous. I've feel like I been thoroughly fucked to the deepest depths of my body. I knew I could take all of that monster cock you are so proud of!"

"Fuck, baby. You took it all. I don't fucking believe it."

One last time, Kathleen began to slide slowly off the black cock. The fucking tool still looked hard as it slid out of her love tunnel. I watched, amazed, as eight, ten, twelve inches, slid out without the cock head appearing. Finally, at what looked like fourteen inches, the cock head popped out of Kathleen's stretched cunt. Several large gobs of cum mixed with pussy juice and blood dropped out of the gapping hole that was Kathleen's pussy , down the stud's shaft, and splattered against his balls and thighs. His black hands lifted Kathleen's ass up and off to the side. Kathleen's knees slid off the sofa and her feet touched the floor. She stood up very slowly, on wobbly legs, slightly bow-legged.

Kathleen turned slowly and saw me for the first time. "Hi honey. This is Brad. My new handyman."

"So I saw, baby. So I saw. Hello Brad. How was my wife?"

"Shit, man. She said you were cool about her fucking around. She is the best pussy I've ever had!"

Kathleen walked over, naked except for the black garter belt, nylons, and heels. She wrapped her arms around me and gave me a deep kiss. "Welcome home, baby. Did you see much?"

"I saw enough to realize that your pussy is going to be pretty stretched out for any more love making tonight!"

"Oh, honey. There's still my mouth and ass."

Kathleen groped my balls. "I promise you won't be disappointed."

Brad stood up and stretched. The monster black cock, semi-flaccid, hung down a good ten inches. Kathleen turned and walked back towards Brad. She knelt in front of him and pulled his cock to her lips. She began to lick the pussy juice, cum, and blood off his cock. Her tongue moved down and slurped in the stringy gobs of cum and juices around his balls. Brad groaned and rolled his eyes at me. "Shit, man. Your wife is just fucking unbelievable."

Kathleen finished her clean-up job. Brad's cock had swelled to near full size again. Kathleen looked up at Brad. "This beautiful black man meat is ready for some more loving. Your cum tasted so good. More, please. Give me more."

Brad groaned and collapsed back on the sofa. Kathleen quickly shifted position and began to suck the head of his cock. She lubed the shaft up with her saliva and proceeded to jerk his cock off with sure, rapid, strokes. She kept the cock head firmly clamped in her mouth.

I quickly ripped my pants off and freed my aching cock. I walked over to Kathleen and grabbed her waist. I slowly lifted her off her knees so her puckered little ass hole was right at cock level. I pushed the head of my cock into the crack of her ass. She wiggled back against me, eager for my cock. The whole time she never paused as she continued to suck and stroke Brad's cock.

I pulled back to get some lubrication. Pussy juice and cum coated her thighs and continued to weep from her cunt. I scooped up some stringy gobs and rubbed the goo on the head of my cock and into Kathleen's ass hole. Then I pushed my cock into her ass. Kathleen braced herself and pushed back. Soon I was buried up to my balls. Kathleen continued to noisily suck Brad's tool as she slowly fucked my cock with her ass.

I started to fuck her ass with fast, deep strokes. Brownish shit juice quickly coated my cock and allowed me to fuck her even faster. Kathleen's body began to orgasm. She momentarily broke the suction lock she had on Brad's cock. "Oh, fuck! That feels so good, baby. I really missed your cock this week."

Kathleen looked up at Brad, "But I found a suitable substitute."

Kathleen ran her tongue around his cock head. She continued to stroke it with her hand as she sucked pre-cum out of the pee hole. Kathleen looked up at Brad. She loves to watch a guy's eyes and face as she sucks his cock. "Umm, lover. This tastes so good. I want your cum in mouth, baby. Cum in my mouth!"

The look of lust on Kathleen's face must have triggered Brad's cum shot. He grabbed Kathleen's head and pulled her face down on his cock. I could hear Kathleen gagging as Brad forced his large cock head down the back of her throat. He was sending his seed directly to Kathleen's belly. As he came, he relaxed back against the sofa, releasing Kathleen's head. She quickly bobbed up on his cock so as to catch the last few squirts in her mouth. She truly loves the taste of cum.

Kathleen noisily sucked and slurped the last strings of cum out of Brad's cock. The noisy, lewd display was all I could take and I felt my balls start to spew cum in Kathleen's bowels. Kathleen felt the first spasm of my cock and quickly rearranged herself so as to catch my copious ejaculate in her mouth. She pulled my eight-inch cock all the way in her throat and took my next couple of shots directly down her throat. Then she slid her lips back up my cock, squeegeeing her shit juice into her mouth. Kathleen took my last blasts across her tongue. She looked up at me with her large green eyes and smiled. She opened her mouth and swirled my cum and her brownish shit juice around for me to see before swallowing. She sucked the last few drips of cum from my cock and then stood up.

Kathleen wrapper her arms around me and mashed her tits against my chest. My cock rubbed against her belly and the lace of her garter belt. "Welcome home, honey. I really missed you."

Kathleen shivered and giggled. There was a soft "plop". A large gob of cum had dripped out of Kathleen's cunt and dropped to the carpet.

"Brad, you naughty boy. After the fucking that cock of yours gave me, it'll take a week for all the cum to work it's way out from way up where you put it.

"Baby, I sure don't recollect you complainin' any while I was making the deposits."

Kathleen laughed, "Nope."

Brad stood up. Kathleen hugged him and gazed up into his eyes. Her hand lovingly stroked his massive black manhood, pausing to play with his balls. "You're welcome here anytime, baby. Anytime."

"Baby, you were the best fuck of my entire life. You can bet I'll get back here pretty regular!"

Brad dressed and quickly left with one last hug from Kathleen.

She turned to me, "Well, I'm going to clean up. Where are we going for dinner?"

kathleen fent's box (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365232)

I caught an earlier flight Friday and sped home from the airport for some serious sex with Kathleen. I'd been gone a week and my balls were about to explode.
There was a white pickup truck in the drive way as I turned in. Crude lettering on the door proclaimed, "Brad the Handyman" with a phone number I suspected my sweet wife was getting her cunt stretched by the handyman. Then again, she really really might be having a few fix-it items done. Yeah, right!

I parked the car and let myself into the house through the back door. If Kathleen was getting screwed, I wanted to watch with out disturbing them.

Kathleen's voice was the first thing I heard, "Oh! Yes! Fuck my pussy with that big, black cock!"

"You like my cock, baby?"

"Oh fuck yes. All of it, I want all of it in my pussy!"

I walked through the kitchen into the living room. Kathleen's back was to me as she knelt on the sofa, a thick, black cock stuffed up her cunt. It was obvious a goodly amount of cock already was shoved up Kathleen's pussy; but, six inches of thick cock meat still glistened outside her love hole. Her pussy juices dripped down the cock and pooled around the guy's balls.

"Damn, lady, I ain't never had all of my cock in a pussy before. You sure you can take it all?"

Kathleen grunted and raised up on the cock. I swear, another six inches of cock slide out and the head still was no where in sight. Kathleen slammed her pussy back down along the shaft. She managed to get a couple more inches stuffed in her cunt this time. A good four inches still remained. Kathleen paused and looked down at her lover.

"Oh, shit. I want all of your black stud meat. I want your black cum in my pussy. I've never had a cock so deep before. It feels so good. Like I'm going to get split apart. Fuck, that feels so damn good! Push it in slow while I try to wiggle down on it. It is so fucking deep!"

Large black hands reached around and pulled Kathleen's ass downward. Kathleen began to squirm and wiggle on the monster cock. Kathleen managed to absorb another inch. Her body shuddered.

"My pussy feels so damn full. Push, damn it. Push that cock, harder!"

Black muscles rippled, pushing the black monster upwards. The black hands pulled Kathleen's ass downward. The cock seemed to be completely bottomed out with three inches still outside Kathleen's cunt. The black stud was grunting as he strained to pull Kathleen down on his cock. Kathleen was moaning and thrashing about as she tried to get the last three inches up into her love tunnel.

There was a sudden, muffled "pop" as the cock shoved through the obstruction. Kathleen's ass bottomed out against the hairy, black balls. Kathleen's back stiffened and her head snapped back. Kathleen screamed, "Yes, fuck yes!" Her red hair swung wildly from side to side as her whole body twitched and spasmed in orgasm.

Kathleen had an orgasmic mantra going, "So deep. So deep. So deep."

The black stud began to buck back. "Fuck, baby. Your cunt is milking my cock like I've never felt before. You took my whole fucking cock. What a cunt, baby!. Your wanted my black seed, you bitch. Can you feel it, bitch? Can you feel it?"

"Oh fuck yes. I can feel your cum. It so fucking deep, baby. Your cum is so fucking deep. Oh baby, fuck me. Fuck me! I want that black seed deep in my white slut cunt."

Kathleen's orgasm subsided slowly. She began to lift herself off the cock an inch at a time. With about eight inches out, Kathleen stopped. The pussy juice coating the cock had a faint pinkish color. It gave that black monster an ebony-like sheen.

Kathleen slid her cunt back down the shaft, bottoming out with his balls against her ass. Kathleen slid back up the cock a little faster and then down again. The black stud began to fuck her back. Sperm, pussy juice, and a little blood oozed out a little with each pistoning stroke.

"Fuck me, lover. Fuck me deep with your monster cock!"

The black stud was equal to the task and began to fuck Kathleen with fast, deep strokes. I don't think that black pole ever even got soft after he creamed my wife's cunt with his first load of sperm. After about 3 minutes of the most intense fucking I'd ever seen, Kathleen began to orgasm again. Kathleen was grunting and groaning as the electric waves of pleasures pulsed through her body. She jerked and spasmed as the shiny black pole pounded her pussy.

"Fuck, lady. Your cunt is like an oven. It feels like you got fingers in there milkin' my cock. Shit, baby, I'm cumming again. I'm cumming hard in your hot cunt."

His hands pulled Kathleen down on his cock and his balls visibly contracted as he shot his second load of black cum deep into Kathleen.

"Oh, yes! I can feel your cum so fucking deep in my pussy. It feels like you're going to blow the top of my head off. Oh, fuck! OH, FUCK! I'm cumming in your cum, baby. I'm cumming so good."

Kathleen's body twisted and turned on her lover's cock for several minutes as her head thrashed back and forth. She finally finished climaxing and collapsed forward against her lover, mashing her lips against his. His hands moved from her ass to her tits and played with her nipples. They kissed and cuddled as they dropped down from their orgasmic highs. Kathleen cooed, "Oh Brad. That was marvelous. I've feel like I been thoroughly fucked to the deepest depths of my body. I knew I could take all of that monster cock you are so proud of!"

"Fuck, baby. You took it all. I don't fucking believe it."

One last time, Kathleen began to slide slowly off the black cock. The fucking tool still looked hard as it slid out of her love tunnel. I watched, amazed, as eight, ten, twelve inches, slid out without the cock head appearing. Finally, at what looked like fourteen inches, the cock head popped out of Kathleen's stretched cunt. Several large gobs of cum mixed with pussy juice and blood dropped out of the gapping hole that was Kathleen's pussy , down the stud's shaft, and splattered against his balls and thighs. His black hands lifted Kathleen's ass up and off to the side. Kathleen's knees slid off the sofa and her feet touched the floor. She stood up very slowly, on wobbly legs, slightly bow-legged.

Kathleen turned slowly and saw me for the first time. "Hi honey. This is Brad. My new handyman."

"So I saw, baby. So I saw. Hello Brad. How was my wife?"

"Shit, man. She said you were cool about her fucking around. She is the best pussy I've ever had!"

Kathleen walked over, naked except for the black garter belt, nylons, and heels. She wrapped her arms around me and gave me a deep kiss. "Welcome home, baby. Did you see much?"

"I saw enough to realize that your pussy is going to be pretty stretched out for any more love making tonight!"

"Oh, honey. There's still my mouth and ass."

Kathleen groped my balls. "I promise you won't be disappointed."

Brad stood up and stretched. The monster black cock, semi-flaccid, hung down a good ten inches. Kathleen turned and walked back towards Brad. She knelt in front of him and pulled his cock to her lips. She began to lick the pussy juice, cum, and blood off his cock. Her tongue moved down and slurped in the stringy gobs of cum and juices around his balls. Brad groaned and rolled his eyes at me. "Shit, man. Your wife is just fucking unbelievable."

Kathleen finished her clean-up job. Brad's cock had swelled to near full size again. Kathleen looked up at Brad. "This beautiful black man meat is ready for some more loving. Your cum tasted so good. More, please. Give me more."

Brad groaned and collapsed back on the sofa. Kathleen quickly shifted position and began to suck the head of his cock. She lubed the shaft up with her saliva and proceeded to jerk his cock off with sure, rapid, strokes. She kept the cock head firmly clamped in her mouth.

I quickly ripped my pants off and freed my aching cock. I walked over to Kathleen and grabbed her waist. I slowly lifted her off her knees so her puckered little ass hole was right at cock level. I pushed the head of my cock into the crack of her ass. She wiggled back against me, eager for my cock. The whole time she never paused as she continued to suck and stroke Brad's cock.

I pulled back to get some lubrication. Pussy juice and cum coated her thighs and continued to weep from her cunt. I scooped up some stringy gobs and rubbed the goo on the head of my cock and into Kathleen's ass hole. Then I pushed my cock into her ass. Kathleen braced herself and pushed back. Soon I was buried up to my balls. Kathleen continued to noisily suck Brad's tool as she slowly fucked my cock with her ass.

I started to fuck her ass with fast, deep strokes. Brownish shit juice quickly coated my cock and allowed me to fuck her even faster. Kathleen's body began to orgasm. She momentarily broke the suction lock she had on Brad's cock. "Oh, fuck! That feels so good, baby. I really missed your cock this week."

Kathleen looked up at Brad, "But I found a suitable substitute."

Kathleen ran her tongue around his cock head. She continued to stroke it with her hand as she sucked pre-cum out of the pee hole. Kathleen looked up at Brad. She loves to watch a guy's eyes and face as she sucks his cock. "Umm, lover. This tastes so good. I want your cum in mouth, baby. Cum in my mouth!"

The look of lust on Kathleen's face must have triggered Brad's cum shot. He grabbed Kathleen's head and pulled her face down on his cock. I could hear Kathleen gagging as Brad forced his large cock head down the back of her throat. He was sending his seed directly to Kathleen's belly. As he came, he relaxed back against the sofa, releasing Kathleen's head. She quickly bobbed up on his cock so as to catch the last few squirts in her mouth. She truly loves the taste of cum.

Kathleen noisily sucked and slurped the last strings of cum out of Brad's cock. The noisy, lewd display was all I could take and I felt my balls start to spew cum in Kathleen's bowels. Kathleen felt the first spasm of my cock and quickly rearranged herself so as to catch my copious ejaculate in her mouth. She pulled my eight-inch cock all the way in her throat and took my next couple of shots directly down her throat. Then she slid her lips back up my cock, squeegeeing her shit juice into her mouth. Kathleen took my last blasts across her tongue. She looked up at me with her large green eyes and smiled. She opened her mouth and swirled my cum and her brownish shit juice around for me to see before swallowing. She sucked the last few drips of cum from my cock and then stood up.

Kathleen wrapper her arms around me and mashed her tits against my chest. My cock rubbed against her belly and the lace of her garter belt. "Welcome home, honey. I really missed you."

Kathleen shivered and giggled. There was a soft "plop". A large gob of cum had dripped out of Kathleen's cunt and dropped to the carpet.

"Brad, you naughty boy. After the fucking that cock of yours gave me, it'll take a week for all the cum to work it's way out from way up where you put it.

"Baby, I sure don't recollect you complainin' any while I was making the deposits."

Kathleen laughed, "Nope."

Brad stood up. Kathleen hugged him and gazed up into his eyes. Her hand lovingly stroked his massive black manhood, pausing to play with his balls. "You're welcome here anytime, baby. Anytime."

"Baby, you were the best fuck of my entire life. You can bet I'll get back here pretty regular!"

Brad dressed and quickly left with one last hug from Kathleen.

She turned to me, "Well, I'm going to clean up. Where are we going for dinner?"

Holy crap, we knew this day was coming (-1, Offtopic)

Gizzmonic (412910) | about 11 years ago | (#6365233)

Let's watch EX-treeme dating and then masturbate!

Woops, too late (5, Insightful)

Iscariot_ (166362) | about 11 years ago | (#6365234)

Too late for Microsoft. It's been released. No way of stopping it. Just like Nintendo had no way of stopping UltraHLE.

Re:Woops, too late (0, Offtopic)

Osrin (599427) | about 11 years ago | (#6365369)

http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2003-06 -30

Re:Woops, too late (2, Insightful)

RTPMatt (468649) | about 11 years ago | (#6365386)

go them, its M$ own fault. they tryed. as i have always said, support http://anti-dmca.org/ LEARNING IS NOT ILLIGAL!

PS: be sure to save the page, ya never know how long it will be up for

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365235)

INTERROBANG

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365236)

fp

After reading the articles... (5, Interesting)

RobPiano (471698) | about 11 years ago | (#6365243)

It seems we've had a lot of false and misinterpreted information about this team and their exploit. I don't have an x-box and only somewhat understand why their exploit would work (integer underflow..?), but it atleast sounds interesting. Anyone on slashdot who gets it working please post a verification.

As far as the team... I think they should have submitted their findings to a legal firm of some kind instead of this not-so-holy covert behavior. Their behavior will only lead to troubles in court.

Atleast they'll have $100,000 to help them out, I think they'll need it.

Rob

Re:After reading the articles... (2, Insightful)

ziplux (261840) | about 11 years ago | (#6365300)

How is releasing information about a bug going to land them in court? Microsoft had plenty of time to respond, but they didn't.

Re:After reading the articles... (4, Informative)

Kaeru the Frog (152611) | about 11 years ago | (#6365334)

Re:After reading the articles... (1, Interesting)

grahammm (9083) | about 11 years ago | (#6365377)

How is putting hardware to a use not intended by the manufacturer "circumventing a coptright protection system"?

Re:After reading the articles... (4, Insightful)

RobPiano (471698) | about 11 years ago | (#6365347)

> How is releasing information about a bug going to land them in court? Microsoft had plenty of time to respond, but they didn't.

You can sue over basically anything. They could bring them to court simply to say they thought their assertion of demands/requests resembled black mail. They have the weight/money/political connections to bring a very trivial detail into the court room.

You should never challenge a powerful company like this. Have a lawyer draft up all communications, keep complete records of all activies and communications within the group, and do not volunteer any information without council present.

Having help doesn't make you look guilty, it makes you look prepared and intellegent. The way these guys handled their communications (spelling errors and all) makes them look like out of control destructive teenagers.

Rob

Integer Underflow: (5, Informative)

Kelmenson (592104) | about 11 years ago | (#6365326)

You understand overflow, right? There is a maximum integer that can be stored in a variable, and if you "overflow" this maximum amount, the number wraps around. So 0xffff + 0x0003 = 0x0002.

Underflow is the same, but opposite, making it so you wrap from near zero to a very big number... You say the font size is 0x0003, and the X-Box subtracts 0x0004, and ends up thinking it needs to read in 0xffff more data from the font file...

Both just involved wrapping around the maximum/minimum values a variable can hold.

Re:Integer Underflow: (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365362)

except that at least in the context of computer security an overflow is writing more data into a data area than the application expected, allowing the written data to polute other parts of the program causing malicious code to be executed.

Re:After reading the articles... (4, Insightful)

Farrell (564771) | about 11 years ago | (#6365333)

It's too bad they probably won't get the 100k. In order to get the files onto the xbox, you need to use a prior exploit that DOES require something(007 save, swapping HDD etc).

Full text of article in case of /. effect (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365244)

Official statement from Free-X regarding exploits.
Dear Public,

Today is a very said day for Microsoft.

One month ago, we began an attempt to make contact with Microsoft, we did this because the first software only mod-chip solution was developed and proved working. This solution meant that there was no need to open the XBox anymore.

The modification only needs to be installed once and all existing XBox consoles are able to be modified to use this exploit, only new consoles with an updated Firmware could lock out this exploit.

After discovering this exploit a Team was formed known as the "Free-X (box)" team.

Members of this team have made many attempts to initiate discussions with Microsoft by various means including:

1. Contacting certified XBox game developers requesting that they contact Microsoft to facilitate discussions about our discoveries.
2. Contacting major web-based news sources requesting that they contact Microsoft on our behalf.
3. Direct contact with various Microsoft departments globally.
4. Direct contact with Authorised XBox distributors globally.

Since our attempts to contact Microsoft have become public knowledge our team has been accused of attempting to extort or blackmail Microsoft, this is not true as we have made every attempt possible to make contact with Microsoft to offer the following:

- A complete summary of all hacking technologies (many of these technologies have not been released).
- Source Codes.
- All attacks which have been developed but not yet released.
- To sign a Non-disclosure Agreement regarding our discoveries.
- Further research on exploits, which would be exclusive to Microsoft.
- Full names of all hackers involved upon agreement of legal protection from Microsoft.
- Assistance in the development of future security for the XBox by working with Microsoft.

For the exchange, we were requesting but not demanding the following:

- Complete access to all documentation (chipsets, video etc.) to assist in developing a better Linux for the XBox.
- A signed Linux loader.
- Protection from Microsoft or support if any organisation/government attempted to prosecute members of our team.
- Refunding of the cost occured during the agreement period.

To prove our discoveries we offered to make available an exploited dashboard for Microsoft to validate our claims.

Our team was more than willing to co-operate with Microsoft and would have most likely accepted most of the terms of agreement coming from our discussions.

If Microsoft had agreed to sign Linux then it would have been possible to generate a signature for the Linux, which would only work on current XBox consoles and able to be stopped in future revisions. It would also be possible to prevent the illegal use of pirated software.

Our team was of the belief that our attempts to initiate discussions with Microsoft would have been welcomed.

Members of our team contacted Microsoft quickly, but then suddenly Microsoft ceased responding to our enquiries. Third parties contacting Microsoft on our behalf also proved to lead to a dead end, is the giant Microsoft's reaction just incompetence or intentional??

Following the public release of this request for communication on the ZDNet/CNet network, Microsoft promised a formal response and as yet we have not seen one.

Is it possible that Microsoft's lack of co-operation in this matter could be because they believe that:

1. Mod-chips are good for business as they increase the sales of the console hardware and that they see them as an important part of there business model.
2. The Exploit can be fixed in future software updates.
3. This is purely a hoax.

A team member called a Microsoft representative again (Mr. Thomas Kritsch of Austria) and offered a presentation.

This presentation was scheduled for 20th June, but Microsoft cancelled it on 19th June. During a phone discussion on this day Mr Kritsch asked many questions.

Everything was explained to Mr Kritsch including our proposed release schedule, at this time Mr Kritsch insinuated that members of the Electronic Arts programming team were "stupid" for allowing an exploit such as the habibi 007 trick to be found.

Mr Kritsch was contacted by email and advised that we would release a modified habibi exploit for Microsoft's own MechAssualt game on 23rd June which allowed plenty of time for Microsoft to request that we not release the exploit but no communications from Microsoft was received.

Many further attempts have been made since this time begin discussions with Microsoft.

We believe that Microsoft sees hackers as a perfect instrument for increasing the sales of the XBox. How else can their reaction to this issue be interpreted?

The software companies who are developing titles for the XBox should be very worried by the lack of protection that Microsoft is offering their work as exploits such as those found by our team pose a serious threat to potential sales due to the possible use of such exploits for software piracy.

Many people have speculated as to who the representatives of our group are, Microsoft and ZDNet are fully aware of the identities of those people who are authorized to speak on our behalf.

Our team has no connection to the Xecutor, EvoX or Xodus teams who make millions of dollars thru their illegal activities and still manage to avoid any sort of legal prosecution from Microsoft. This doesn't seem all that strange in light of Microsoft's reaction to the potential illegal uses of the exploits that we have discovered.

Our team has no relationship with the XBox Linux Project who share the same goals as our team which is to provide a great Linux solution for the XBox.

We have made every possible attempt to achieve our goal of running Linux on the XBox easier without the risks of encouraging software piracy, it is a shame that Microsoft appears to not share our concerns about protecting the intellectual rights of those who develop software for their console.

Written by themadm on 2003-07-03

Re:Full text of article in case of /. effect (5, Funny)

jeffkjo1 (663413) | about 11 years ago | (#6365325)

There's definitely a big risk of zdnet going down, as it's hosted by a 14 year old with a 333 running Apache in console mode (Win98sr2) on a dsl connection and all...

Re:Full text of article in case of /. effect (5, Interesting)

Angry Pixie (673895) | about 11 years ago | (#6365351)

Actually, it is blackmail. Several of the things they request do have a quantifiable monetary value to them, and to others in similar situations. This includes the creation of an authorized product, refund of costs incurred, legal indemnification, and access to product designs and specs. It doesn't matter if they're willing to sign an NDA. Blackmail isn't limited to just the "give me X dollars or I will do something nasty you won't like." Any argument that Microsoft won't be harmed financially due to the release of this exploit is weak because Microsoft doesn't have to show actual financial damages from this. But that's just the civil suit. These guys will have more to worry about from the Justice Department in the criminal case.

This is not a step forward for the Linux community. It is an embarassing set back that could further strengthen arguments against using Linux and supporting the Linux community. It's just damn irresponsible of them.

Re:Full text of article in case of /. effect (-1, Flamebait)

abradsn (542213) | about 11 years ago | (#6365405)

I completely agree. It's a very sad that they are blaming Microsoft for being arrogant, when they were arrogant for taking this step without the consent of the Linux community or Microsoft. The Xbox is supposed to be a game console. A game console is not a home PC.

Typical (2, Insightful)

coolmacdude (640605) | about 11 years ago | (#6365245)

Free-X say they had been trying to contact MS for a month but were ignored, which is why they've released the exploit.

MS before: Screw them, we haven't got time to deal with annoying flies on the wall like that.

MS after: Shut up! Sue them! This kind of thing is why we hate open source. They want to take our intellectual property and turn it into an experimental plaything.

Watch out for the secret weapon. (5, Funny)

Roosey (465478) | about 11 years ago | (#6365246)

Trust me, these guys will go down for the count if Microsoft hires a female lawyer [penny-arcade.com] .

OMFG!!! VLAGGOT!!!! LOLL VLAGGOT!!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365263)

YER A WHACKED TROLL, BITCH. AND DEFINATELY A FAGGOT AS WELL.
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Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted!
Reason: Don't use so many caps. It's like OOG TEH CAVEMAN.

Why don't they fix the exploit? (2, Funny)

hashish (62254) | about 11 years ago | (#6365249)

Ohh, wait, no-body applies security patches to game boxes, what was I thinking :)

Re:Why don't they fix the exploit? (3, Informative)

Student_Tech (66719) | about 11 years ago | (#6365273)

Actually, they update the dashboard (what the exploit plays with) when you install the Xbox Live stuff, they could just set it up to do that when someone connects to Live, or on major game release have it auto-check and offer to update it.

At least this is my understanding (and yes the Live stuff does play around with the dir structure on the Xboxes I have seen.)

Mr. Bush Announces .... (5, Funny)

Snoopy77 (229731) | about 11 years ago | (#6365250)

"From now on today will be known as XBox Independence Day!"

What the.. ? (5, Funny)

rampant mac (561036) | about 11 years ago | (#6365253)

From the article:

Dear Public,

Today is a very said day for Microsoft.

Especially if you're using their spelling / grammar software.

Re:What the.. ? (3, Funny)

donutello (88309) | about 11 years ago | (#6365308)

Give them a break. They're Australians. It's not like English is a first language fo... oh, damn.

Re:What the.. ? (3, Funny)

Michael Hunt (585391) | about 11 years ago | (#6365327)

English, not American, is the first language of Australians ;)

These guys seem european, however, as there's no references to shrimps on barbies, or Fosters.

Re:What the.. ? (3, Informative)

E-prospero (30242) | about 11 years ago | (#6365402)

These guys seem european, however, as there's no references to shrimps on barbies, or Fosters.

Three minor problems:

1) What the US calls a shrimp, Australians call a prawn.

2) Australians, on the whole, don't put prawns on a barbie. Barbies are Snaggers and Chop territory.

3) Nobody - and I mean Nobody - drinks Fosters. Seriously. An Australian psycopath wanting to perform torture wouldn't force his victim to drink Fosters.

So, the only role played by the phrase "Pass the fosters, throw a shrimp on the barbie" is to identify an american who wants to sound Aw-stralian.

Russ %-)

Re:What the.. ? (2, Insightful)

ziplux (261840) | about 11 years ago | (#6365328)

I think you mean Austrians?

MOD parent bitchy (1)

Gzip Christ (683175) | about 11 years ago | (#6365373)

Don't be so negative - I think there speling and gramar is quite good.

- CmdrTaco

Just wondering... (1)

r84x (650348) | about 11 years ago | (#6365257)

I'm sure on of you ubernerds out there will ridicule me, but what is all the seemingly garbled text at the bottom of this guys page? It begins after "begin-base64 644 dayX.tgz" Thanks, and please don't mod me flamebait, my curiousity would be crushed beyond repair...

WARNING ENCRYPTED GOATSE (-1)

gantrep (627089) | about 11 years ago | (#6365275)

Doesn't look like his pgp public key to me, so it's obviously a goatse magic eye.

Re:Just wondering... (1)

dougnaka (631080) | about 11 years ago | (#6365301)

It's a base64 encoded file. Email often uses base64 to encode binary files for transfer. It's probably due to the message being sent as an email. Your mail reader should have a way to save it, try cutting & paste into a txt message you send yourself?

Re:Just wondering... (1)

Michael Hunt (585391) | about 11 years ago | (#6365302)

it's a base64-encoded binary file. Base64 is a way of encoding 8 bit data into 7-bit clean text so that it can be passed through systems which aren't 8-bit clean, such as some older mailers.

Obviously, base64 increases filesize by at least 1/7.

Re:Just wondering... (1)

sperling (524821) | about 11 years ago | (#6365371)

Actually it's 6-bit, that's why it's base64, so the increase is 1/4.

Re:Just wondering... (1)

sperling (524821) | about 11 years ago | (#6365388)

this is ot and reply to own post but oh well... 1/3 increase, now i'm off to get some more coffee.

Re:Just wondering... (1)

r84x (650348) | about 11 years ago | (#6365310)

I was just informed by a friend that the text I was questioning is the "Attached you will find a proof of concept exploit which will start linux."

Sorry to waste anyone's time...

Re:Just wondering... (1)

Wingnut64 (446382) | about 11 years ago | (#6365312)

It's data; the right software could parse the doc and reconstruct the file (in this case a zip of the exploit). It's common practice on news groups and such.

Re:Just wondering... (5, Informative)

randyest (589159) | about 11 years ago | (#6365319)

It's a base-64 encoded proof-of-concept font and loader program. Base-64 is sort of like uuencode -- it's just a reversible way to represent a binary file as ascii code. The line "begin-base64 644 dayX.tgz" is the header that includes the encoded filename (dayX.tgz). Ask google about it for more info. Google knows all.

Re:Just wondering... (1)

jaybird144 (558619) | about 11 years ago | (#6365324)

It looks to me like the "proof of concept exploit" mentioned in the text. It's a compressed file, in raw form, which can be copied to a text file, named with a .tgz extension, and expanded under Linux.

Re:Just wondering... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365353)

Base-64 encoded file, kind of like uuencoding. When that block is passed through a decoder you will have a copy of dayX.tgz

honestly... (5, Insightful)

mrscorpio (265337) | about 11 years ago | (#6365262)

...did they really think Microsoft would give in to their "demands" AND legitimize X-Box hacking at the same time? Give me a break. Why would it make sense for Microsoft to encourage Linux installs on a product solely meant to play games and movies, when it doesn't even port it's cash cow software for the real desktop OS? I hate to make this comparison (because of the can of worms it's sure to open), but it's like terrorists who try to bargain hostages for freeing their buddies. You CAN'T bargain with them, because it simply encourages others to follow in their path.

Congrats to the guys for the hard hacking work, but get a little business sense and in the meantime, better get a lawyer. This ain't gonna make the boyz in Redmond none too happy.

Chris

Re:honestly... (3, Interesting)

Malcontent (40834) | about 11 years ago | (#6365343)

"Give me a break. Why would it make sense for Microsoft to encourage Linux installs on a product solely meant to play games and movies, when it doesn't even port it's cash cow software for the real desktop OS? "

To sell more xboxes?

Think about it, even if MS lost money on every one sold they would have bragging rights. They could go araound saying that the Xbox is most popular game system and spread FUD around like peanut butter on rye toast.

They have 40 billion in the bank and can afford to lose tens (if not hundreds) of millions dollars to gain a monoply on the game console market.

Also with each passing day the cost of a Xbox goes down and eventually they will actually make money on the thing.

Re:honestly... (4, Insightful)

mrscorpio (265337) | about 11 years ago | (#6365381)

You realize how little market share Linux has, right?

A significant number (to Microsoft) of people are not going to rush out and buy X-Boxes to install Linux on it. Maybe a few thousand worldwide, MAYBE. That's not going to put them over the top against Sony.

Chris

Re:honestly... (5, Insightful)

CrowScape (659629) | about 11 years ago | (#6365383)

But the idea isn't to make money off of selling the hardware, it's to make money off of selling the software. By hacking the X-Box so that you can run software that Microsoft isn't getting a royalty on kinda defeats the purpose. As consoles become more and more expensive to manufacture you'll see more emphasis placed on the profits produced by games while the manufacturers become willing to almost give the thing they spent $200 building away. This kind of hacking, if it ever begins to saturate the market, only serves to undermine consoles in general.

Re:honestly... (4, Insightful)

grahammm (9083) | about 11 years ago | (#6365345)

Why should a hardware supplier have the right to dictate what the hardware is used for? There have been many instances of things being put to uses which the manufacturer did not even imagine when the product was first released, and sometimes these uses have become more popular than the original purpose of the item - and have increased sales of the item.

This is NOT the same as gaining access to / duplicating copyright works.

Re:honestly... (1)

mrscorpio (265337) | about 11 years ago | (#6365370)

I didn't say they should/can dictate what is done with their hardware, I said, why would they want to legitimize hacking their own hardware, especially a company like Microsoft, who against homeade ANYTHING?

Chris

And the floodgates open.. (5, Insightful)

freeweed (309734) | about 11 years ago | (#6365268)

Looks like it's open season on the Xbox now, but I'm a bit confused. The ZDnet article mentions the $100,000 no hardware mod prize, yet right in the exploit description it states:

Q1: How do I get the files onto the harddisk?

A1: There are several ways. You could f.e. install the files with the Mechassault or 007 hacks. This requires one of the games and the files on a memorycard. The other way is to open the box and do the harddisk swap trick which is described all over the net.


So if you need to use an existing hack to do this, and those hacks didn't qualify for the prize, how could this one? Any Xbox experts care to comment?

Additionally, isn't it nice to see that companies are now suing on a regular basis for exploit publication. Good that they only want black hats posessing this sort of information.

Re:And the floodgates open.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365330)

At a stab: you use the existing hack to get the files from a memory card onto the hard drive, where they need to be for this new hack to work. Once they're in place, away you go -- no hardware modification needed, no hard drive removal needed.

Re:And the floodgates open.. (1)

ziplux (261840) | about 11 years ago | (#6365344)

I think even with the other hack, you needed to crack open the case an put a drop of solder on something. With the dashboard exploit, absolutley no hardware mods are necessary.

Same as this exploit? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365269)

I wonder if it is the same exploit posted here:

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch /2 003-q3/0008.html

This is also an exploit dealing with the X-Box dashboard.

This was initially posted in replies to another story in the gaming section by another AC.

XBOX Security

-= Security Advisory =-

Advisory: XBOX Dashboard local vulnerability
Release Date: 2003/07/04
Last Modified: 2003/07/04
Author: Stefan Esser [senopiracy.de]

Application: Microsoft XBOX Dashboard (up to today)
Severity: A vulnerability within the XBOX Dashboard allows to
totally compromise the security features of the XBOX.
Risk: Critical
Vendor Status: Vendor is not willing to talk about XBOX vulnerabilities.

Overview:

The XBOX Dashboard is what appears when you turn the XBOX on without a
disc in the DVD drive. It will let you adjust system settings, manage
your save games, play and rip audio CDs and configure your XBOX Live
account. It is the heart of the XBOX and its most vulnerable point,
because it lacks several security restrictions which are enforced on
games. This includes the lack of the reboot-on-eject-button "feature",
which is obligatory for all games.

The existance of an exploitable vulnerability within the dashboard could
totally compromises the XBOX security system. It will make the box
independent from Microsoft signed code and therefore this information is
released to the public now on the 4th of July 2003, the day of the XBOX
Independence.

They provide what they claim is working code to exploit the vulnerability.

Re:Same as this exploit? (5, Insightful)

Daetrin (576516) | about 11 years ago | (#6365337)

I think you meant http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch/2 003-q3/0008.html [neohapsis.com] (ie without the extraneous space) but yeah, given that they're 100% identical to each other, including the name of the author, i'm guessing that they just _might_ be the same exploit.

Windows Update (1)

rf0 (159958) | about 11 years ago | (#6365271)

How can Microsoft Force a fix on this on older X-Boxes? Surely they can't force a remote upgrade on the X-Boxes. As such if I now want to Run Linux I just have to go an buy an old X-Box

Woo

Rus

Re:Windows Update (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365398)

"As such if I now want to Run Linux I just have to go an buy an old X-Box"

Well, you could just use a PC, Mac, SPARC, SGI MIPS, Amiga, Atari ST, etc. :)

Linux is available for more platforms than the Xbox!

Blackmail (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365274)

our team has been accused of attempting to extort or blackmail Microsoft

From the article, seems that is exactly what they tried to do:

For the exchange, we were requesting but not demanding the following:

- Complete access to all documentation (chipsets, video etc.) to assist in developing a better Linux for the XBox.
- A signed Linux loader.
- Protection from Microsoft or support if any organisation/government attempted to prosecute members of our team.
- Refunding of the cost occured during the agreement period.


Not demanding? Why would Microsoft politely offer any of those things?

Well (1)

Farrell (564771) | about 11 years ago | (#6365276)

Anyone imagine what Microsoft will do about this? Will they stop at just getting this off the net and getting some false, inflated damages? Or will they go all out and try to get the makers in jail. I know it's not a software program from outsiders, so what will Microsoft do? Patch the Dashboard? Will that be enough? Will this ever go away, or will Microsoft be haunted by it forever...

You can already put linux on PS2.. so why not xbox (1)

Akilae (74346) | about 11 years ago | (#6365278)

http://playstation2-linux.com/

http://us.playstation.com/hardware/more/SCPH-970 47 .asp .. if you can already put linux on ps2 so why not put it on the xbox?

Re:You can already put linux on PS2.. so why not x (2, Informative)

Farrell (564771) | about 11 years ago | (#6365316)

because Microsoft feers it.... Actually, the reason Linux is on the PS2 is for development reasons, originally. The software running the PS2 is based on linux iirc, so they put out a whole distro or something to work on PS2. Only problem with this is, it's a specialized distro, and I don't think there are any others that boot on PS2(some proprietery program used during boot or something so they didn't have to release the source to it) As for why no XBox.... well, it's Microsoft, I mean, come ON, would you let people change the operating system on your video game system to one that causes problems?

I think this will make Xboxen much more popular. (3, Funny)

mikeophile (647318) | about 11 years ago | (#6365280)

At least until the new patched models are released.

Microsoft shouldn't fight this too much. More Xbox loss leader sales will mean more game title sales, even if (or because of) piracy increases.

Who am I kidding? Bend over Bill, here comes the Penguin!

Re:I think this will make Xboxen much more popular (3, Insightful)

Captain McCrank (583414) | about 11 years ago | (#6365397)

This is was a huge mistake. These people have just poked what will turn out to be a very violent and angry grizzly bear. It is well known [google.com] that Microsoft loses money on each Xbox sold. Microsoft sells Xboxes at a LOSS(!) in the hopes of getting you into the additional content and features like Live. Why in the world would they want people to buy an Xbox, only to install Linux on it and never again be able to play another Xbox game on it???

People who buy Xboxes to install Linux do not buy more Xbox games!!!

This is a Bad Thing because it is only a matter of time before someone starts using this approach to hack Xbox Live. These Assholes were treated way too kindly in the Penny Arcade Comic [penny-arcade.com] . All I can say is I loathe these guys the same way I loathe the bored programmers that ruined Quake 1, Quake 2 and Counterstrike. The actions these zealots have taken will inevitably lead to cheating on Xbox Live, which is a real shame. To me, part of the point of paying for Xbox Live is so that I don't have to deal with the same fecal coated cheaters online- if you're caught, you're banz0red. Why is it that some people can't just rub there 2 486s together and be frigging happy w/ their beowulf cluster?
This is a terrible day for gamers.

what a "habibi exploit"? (1)

gribbly (39555) | about 11 years ago | (#6365282)

...and why was the 007 team 'stupid'?

Genuine questions for those more in the know about this than me.

thx,

grib.

Re:what a "habibi exploit"? (5, Informative)

Michael Hunt (585391) | about 11 years ago | (#6365314)

007 Agent Under Fire contains an exploit in the save-game loading routine which can lead to a local-root compromise on your X-box with a specially corrupted save game file.

This can be used, for example, to boot Linux, or flash the BIOS.

The reason that this didn't win Mike Robertson's 100 large is because you still need to rip the lid off the box and solder a pair of jumpers (or use conductive pen) in order to enable 'write' on the flash rom.

Re:what a "habibi exploit"? (1)

gribbly (39555) | about 11 years ago | (#6365340)

Ah, thanks. One more question though - why is it called "habibi"?

grib.

Re:what a "habibi exploit"? (1)

smokin_juan (469699) | about 11 years ago | (#6365365)

If i read it right (good luck), the 007 team was stupid for revealing the habibi exploit and the habibi exploit is allowing the game to continue running when the disk is ejected. don't know if that's right but it'll give you something to chew on until righteousness comes along.

too bad for microsoft (2, Insightful)

DJF-Me33 (686750) | about 11 years ago | (#6365285)

Hopefully with the release of this exploit Microsoft will stop ignoring the homebrew community. The way I see it they knew about this before it happened and they should have taken the actions to communicate with the hackers and try to settle this. Now that they refused to negotiate people can freely pirate games causing not only Microsoft to lose money, but also the game developers. If they had negotiated only linux would be running on the xbox. :) Too bad for them. Maybe they will learn to listen to us ... maybe not.

Re:too bad for microsoft (1)

Dimensio (311070) | about 11 years ago | (#6365374)

I'm sure that they will stop ignoring the homebrew community. Expect members of the homebrew community to get hit with countless lawsuits now.

looks like the real thing... (1)

dspeyer (531333) | about 11 years ago | (#6365289)

...except that getting the code on there in the first place is still tricky. No soldering, but you have to swap around IDE cables and such. No trouble for the average /.er

Anyway, I've saved it to local storage so U can mirror it when it gets suppressed. I'm not putting it up yet so as not to /. my poor box. I urge everyone to do likewise.

A Typical Night in the Chicago Ghettos. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365293)

A Typical Night in the Chicago Ghettos

Chapter 1

It is pitch-black in the roach-infested apartment. All is quiet is except for the gurgling sound of an infant, shut away in its own room. The floor creaks as a mass of flesh makes its way to the infant's room. The door creaks open, creating a growing triangle of light on the floor. The infant coughs and gags and begins to cry as it is overpowered by the horrid stench.

"It's time to suck on daddy's special pacifier, Marticock!"

As the door creaks shut, the whale in the master bedroom weeps into her pillow. What kind of life is this for her precious little Marticock?

Chapter 2

Reza sat at the kitchen table, her cigarette smoke blending with the steam rising from her coffee cup. She took a sip of coffee and adjusted the rollers in her hair. She rubbed her eyes, which were still puffy from crying into her pillow all night. Vlad shuffled into the room, wearing nothing but his briefs and a stained t-shirt, "hey you fat, pig, how are you this morning," he burped.

"Vlad, we have to talk."

"What now, fat-ass?"

"It's about Marticock. You have to stop molesting him... I think it will make it harder for him to make friends later on..."

Vlad slammed his fist onto the table, causing Reza to jump. She farted.

"You're not supposed to think, bitch! You're supposed to be making me breakfast! Where is it?!"

"Vlad, please..."

"Remember when we saw the Matrix Reloaded last weekend? THAT'S the style of Martial Arts I practice, bitch. You're about to get a FREE LESSON!"

Reza rose from her chair, causing it to fall over and ran - as best she could - into the bedroom to cry again.

"Fucking bitch," Vlad farted.

Chapter 3

Vlad sat on the living room couch, the cushions torn and vomiting foam from their inner core as he bounced up and down in excitement. He screamed at the television, as he shook his fist at it, sending Budweiser spilling out all over the floor. "Come on, you goddamn white boy, if I wuz in there, he'd be dead now. Let's see some goddamn wrestling!"

Vlad didn't notice the doorbell ringing and continued screaming obsessively at the television as Reza bounced through the room to open the door.

Reza stood at the doorway in a sheeny, purple, see-through nighty, smiling at the black couple who greeted her, "hi I'm Reza! You must be Pedro and Florence from the personal ad..."

As a commercial flashed onto the television, Vlad turned to see what all the comotion was about. He recognized Pedro in the blue cathode-ray glow, "hey DOOOOOG!"

Vlad hopped from the couch, emitting a spurt of gas as he did so.

Pedro and Florence, who was holding a fat black child with curly hair, entered the dingey apartment. Vlad and Pedro high-fived each other and then Pedro began to rap:

This is Pedro G
Gangsta P
Sippin' on Hi-C
Smokin' PCP
Smooooooth Nigga

Vlad began to break-dance to the off-the-cuff rap. Farting with each bend of the leg and twist of the waist.

Oooooooh. A little Mastah B on the Bonus T
Got it goin' on girl
Droppin' Baby Marticock on your ass, Byatttch

Vlad and Pedro laughed heartily and butted guts.

"You ready to do some swappin' V-Dog," Pedro drooled. Reza grew wet with the suggestion.

"You bet I is, bro," Vlad replied eagerly. He trampled off into the other room, much to Reza's confusion.

In no time at all, Vlad returned holding Marticock, gurgling and farting. Pedro took his child from Florence and exchanged him for Marticock.

Reza frowned and shook her head, "no, no, no!"

Vlad and Pedro laughed as Reza and Florence ran into the bedroom to weep.

Vlad grinned as he removed the black child's diaper, "this is gonna be good! I never cornholed me a nigra before!"

Chapter 4

Reza gazed into the bathroom mirror. The sense of despair overwhelmed her. Vlad's nightly visits to Martifuck the Gurgling Penis Socket had been torturing her for weeks. She hadn't slept at all and it was beginning to show. The bags under her eyes were dark and full. Her eyes were red from constant crying. She even thought she could see some wrinkles appearing in her puffy face. She had to do something.

She opened the mirror to reveal a series of shelves. She found Vlad's razor and took it with her shaking hand. She closed the mirror again and stared deeply into her own eyes. Did she really want to do this? Was this the only way out of this mess? She heard the front door slam, followed by a loud belch and fart. Those three sounds that used to bring her so much comfort. She decided she must end it now.

In the living room of the double-wide, Vlad threw his empty Budweiser can onto the floor. He plunged his hand down the back of his pants to fish desperately for a ball of crust caught in his anal hairs that had been plaguing him all day. He moaned deeply as he plucked the nugget from his anus, taking along a few assorted hairs with it.

"Hey, bitch, where's my dinner?" Vlad screamed.

He heard a crashing sound in the bathroom, followed by a thud and a large splash.

"Fucking cunt," he spluttered.

Vlad trudged into the kitchen and liberated another Budweiser from the bottom shelf. He opened the can and drank half the contents, signifying his approval with an enormous belch. Suddenly, he heard more splashing and riff-raff in the bathroom. He wallowed across the room and into the hallway and opened the bathroom door.

Vlad was shocked. Reza was laying in the tub, completely bald. Not only were her legs hairless for the first time in years, but so were her armpits! The hair on her upper lip had been completely removed, as well as the ratty hair that covered her scalp. Vlad's mind reeled. How could she have managed to reach her legs with all of that lard in the way?

"Look, Vlad! I am Marticock!" Reza said with a hint of hope in her voice, "you can molest me now!"

Vlad farted, "Marticock?"

Reza nodded, "Ummmm-hmmmm!"

Vlad shook his head. He noticed the comforting gurgling sound in the room down the hall, "Marticock..."

Vlad turned and stumbled down the hallway to Marticock's room. He opened the creaking, paper-thin door, "daddy's home, Marticock! Open wide!"

Reza cried so hard that she deficated in the tub.

Chapter 5

Vlad farted.

It was a plump, furry fart with a long wet tail. Vlad couldn't tell if the vibration at the end of the fart was just particularly chaotic or if it had left a moist surprise for him. He reached down the back of his underwear to feel around and discovered some moistness on his underwear. He sniffed his fingers and his mouth watered at the unusual scent. He wiped his fingers dry using his t-shirt.

Vlad knew this would be a good day.

Chapter 6

Vladinator's bulk took up most of the sidewalk as he waddled slowly towards his destination. Pedestrians jumped out of his way into oncoming traffic to avoid being trampled. Finally, panting heavily and with a river of sweat running from every gland, his three-block walk came to an end. He found what he had been searching for. He let out a satisfied fart as he looked at the sign:

Chicago Unemployment Office

Inside, a long line of vagrants and lost souls stood waiting in front of the counter. It smelled of piss and vomit. Scott Lockwood squeezed himself through the door, and the smell worsened tremendously.

Vlad looked at the dozens of people in line ahead of him, contemplating the long wait he faced before he could get his check. "No, this won't do," he thought. "This won't do at all." His face took on a grimace of deep concentration, followed by an intense sigh of relief.

It was silent, but deadly. One by one, his fellow unemployables screamed as they felt the burning in their lungs. Some began to retch. Within a minute, everyone had either fled in terror or lost consciousness. Vlad was now at the head of the line! "Much better," he thought to himself.

He waddled up to the counter and smiled a yellowish smile. Standing there was a cute teenage girl wearing a standard-issue gas mask. But Vlad had no interest in girls. "Give me mah check!"

"Your name please, sir?"

"William Scott Lockwood III. Hurry up, cunt!"

"One moment." The girl tapped buttons on her computer, and then frowned at Vlad. "I'm sorry, sir, but your Unemployment coverage has expired. It looks like you've made no effort to get a job for over two years, so we have to cut you off."

Vlad's face turned red with rage. He farted an angry fart. "WHAT?! I'll fucking kill you, bitch!" Vlad dropped into a sad parody of a martial arts stance. The sound of his pants ripping was followed immediately by another kind of ripping. The counter-girl's gas mask began to melt away.

She pushed a button, and a plexiglass barrier dropped between her and Vladinator. "I wouldn't try that, sir."

Vlad fell on his ass, exhaused from his attempt at moving his body. A farting sound was heard as he landed. He began to cry. "Why would you do this to me? Is it because I is black?"

"Pardon me, sir?"

"Whitey is just trying to keep the Black Man down! Everywhere I go, nobody gives me a chance, because of the color of my skin! A nigger just can't make it in the world today because of all the prejudice and bigotry!"

The girl looked at him with sympathy and concern. She pointed to a mirror on the wall next to Vlad. Vlad turned his head to look, and then screamed in terror at what he saw.

"WHITE! I'm white?! NOO!!"

The girl nodded.

Vlad continued to blubber, "you mean, the white man ISN'T keeping me from getting a job? The white man ISN'T keeping me from having a good life? All these years I thought..." He trailed off into incoherant sobbing and farting.

The girl shook her head sadly. "Mr. Lockwood, there IS a white man keeping you from having a good job and a good life. That white man is yourself."

Vlad felt shame as his bladder emptied into his pants, because he knew it was true.

Chapter 7

Vladinator slowly waddled home smelling or urine and flatulence after his unsuccessful trip to the Chicago Unemployment Office. Tears and mucous ran down his face as he sobbed about the sad state of his life. Even knowing that baby Marticock would be there in a skimpy diaper waiting for him at home was no comfort now. He was miserable and he wanted to die.

Not wanting to go home and face his family without his unemployment check, he turned off the sidewalk into a narrow alley between two tall buildings. Then he realized he wouldn't fit through the alley, and went back to find another one that was wider. It grew dark as he walked through the forgotten back-alleys of Chicago's filthy slums.

Suddenly, Vlad heard a gun being cocked. A voice behind him barked out, "don't move or you're a dead man!"

Vlad saw that a homeless Negroid mugger had pointed a gun at him. "What do you want from me?" Vlad whined.

The homeless Negroid mugger responded, "You have two choices. Give me all your money, or I'm going to rape your ass. By the way, I have AIDS."

Vlad stammered, "B...but I don't have any money!"

"I guess I'm going to have to rape your ass, then," the homeless Negroid mugger replied sadly.

"Yes, well, I guess that's the only other choice, now isn't it," Vlad quickly replied.

"If that's how it has be... well, okay. I'm going to rape your ass now."

So he did.

Afterwards, when the homeless Negroid mugger had left, Vlad removed the large wad of money that he'd hidden between two rolls of his stomach that morning, and took a deep whiff of it.

"I am SO clever," thought Vlad.

Too Late for Microsoft (5, Interesting)

aerojad (594561) | about 11 years ago | (#6365294)

Microsoft is already threatening them with legal action.

Too late. Just ask AOL at trying to stop WASTE when it came out. Up for a day, and mirrored more times then they will ever be able to count.

Microsoft lost right at the point they decided to not talk to them beforehand. They can shut these people down, but it's out there now, game over.

Re:Too Late for Microsoft (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365403)

Too late for these guys too when Bill spends a few of his benjamins greasing (pun intended) Ronnie the Rapist in the cell next door to pay them a "visit" twice daily.

You're seeing history here, folks! (2, Interesting)

RLiegh (247921) | about 11 years ago | (#6365295)

This is the EXACT kind of case the the corporations have waited to have fall into their lap. Expect this case to be rationale behind a storm of anti-OSS legislation in the VERY near future.

In short, we're even more screwed than we were before!

Re:You're seeing history here, folks! (1)

silne (634843) | about 11 years ago | (#6365367)

I'm sorry, but how can they legislate to stop people from giving away the source code to something they created? That makes very little sense to me. And wouldn't that kill learning programming at school? I mean, if you could only submit your compiled program, how could they test you on your technique? Of course there's already a lot of nonsensical legislation out there so I wouldn't be surprised to see some..... I guess it's just disturbing to think that as usual the politicians are going to attempt to legislate a problem away.

isn't this already possible? (2, Funny)

shird (566377) | about 11 years ago | (#6365297)

Isn't this possible already using exploitable games such as 007? Basically he is just running arbitrary code by exploiting a default application (the dashboard) instead of a '3rd party' application (007).

I suppose the main difference may be that it happens on 'boot' rather than in the middle of a game - this may be related to the 'reboot on eject' 'feature' he talks about, but I'm not sure. Anyone care to explain further?

Re:isn't this already possible? (1)

dougnaka (631080) | about 11 years ago | (#6365317)

No, the 007 exploit still required a simple soldering or joining of jumpers on the xbox motherboard to enable writing to the BIOS. AFAIK.

Re:isn't this already possible? (3, Informative)

shird (566377) | about 11 years ago | (#6365368)

Yeah it did, and it would also be the case for this exploit as well. But thats only if you want to actually write to the bios. If you just want to load linux then it shouldn't be necessary - it just means you have to load up 007 and exploit it every time you want to boot linux, rather than exploiting the default dashboard.

The ability to write to the bios is a physical restriction which is very unlikley to ever be overcome without some solder. The compononents simply _can't_ write to the bios without the wired connection.

Increasing weirdness (4, Interesting)

warmcat (3545) | about 11 years ago | (#6365298)

From the 'statement' link:

Since our attempts to contact Microsoft have become public knowledge our team has been accused of attempting to extort or blackmail Microsoft, this is not true as we have made every attempt possible to make contact with Microsoft to offer the following:

- A complete summary of all hacking technologies (many of these technologies have not been released).
- Source Codes.
- All attacks which have been developed but not yet released.
- To sign a Non-disclosure Agreement regarding our discoveries.
- Further research on exploits, which would be exclusive to Microsoft.
- Full names of all hackers involved upon agreement of legal protection from Microsoft.
- Assistance in the development of future security for the XBox by working with Microsoft.


For the exchange, we were requesting but not demanding the following:

- Complete access to all documentation (chipsets, video etc.) to assist in developing a better Linux for the XBox.
- A signed Linux loader.
- Protection from Microsoft or support if any organisation/government attempted to prosecute members of our team.
- Refunding of the cost occured during the agreement period.


Disclaimer, until a few weeks ago I was very active in Xbox Linux.

This just seems to me to be a cheap attempt to chisel money and personal advantage under the cover of pretending to be doing it for the benefit of Xbox Linux. "Assistance in the development of future security for the XBox by working with Microsoft" indeed!!!!

Anyone who has spent any time with the Xbox Linux project will immediately recognize the author of the "statement" by its novel spelling and tone. It'll be interesting to see just how what goes around is going to come around.

Re:Increasing weirdness (2, Funny)

Eyston (462981) | about 11 years ago | (#6365354)

This just seems to me to be a cheap attempt to chisel money and personal advantage under the cover of pretending to be doing it for the benefit of Xbox Linux.

Yah, releasing it free on the internet is indeed a very cheap attempt to get money.

-Eyston

Re:Increasing weirdness (1)

Troed (102527) | about 11 years ago | (#6365390)

numbnut: Agreed, their motives were a bit weird. It's nice to see them having released the exploit though - I wonder when mainstream press will realise that this is YET ANOTHER buffer overflow in a platform called _secure_ by Microsoft.

This should be a fatal blow to Microsoft's ambitions in the high end market where secure programming is a necessity.

I don't give a fuck about the political bullshit.. (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365307)

...I'm off to crank linux on my Xbox. YAY!

Somewhere in Redmond... (0, Troll)

MoeMoe (659154) | about 11 years ago | (#6365322)

Somewhere out in Redmond, a disgruntled MS worker is looking at this article and getting ready to give Mr. Gates a "special" Independence Day present...

Can't wait to see Bill's face when he turns on his pretty new X-Box and up pops Tux shouting "Do ya like it up the ass Gates?! HUH!?!?!"

What were you people smoking? (1)

rock_climbing_guy (630276) | about 11 years ago | (#6365332)

Our team was of the belief that our attempts to initiate discussions with Microsoft would have been welcomed.

There is not, and never will be a Linux for XBox that Microsoft will not insist is illegal. These companies believe that they have the right to control what people do with their products. And legally, with the DMCA, it just might stand.

This sounds like the DeCSS controvorsy all over again. Hobbyist programmers piss off a big company(s). I would not be surprised at all if these people are hauled into court on *criminal* charges - not civil charges - *criminal* charges that can get you sent off to the federal penitentiary to live with rapists and murdurers.

For you UNIX types, here is my official prediction on Microsoft's response.


rm -rf -DMCA -screw_you /home/nuisiance/XBox/LINUX

Looks like they weren't bluffing (5, Interesting)

gibbo2 (58897) | about 11 years ago | (#6365336)

A popular opinion when they threatened to release this was "they're just blackmailing Microsoft, but they've got nothing".

Looks like a different situation now that they've laid their cards on the table.

Good work guys.

Microsoft? (1)

cperciva (102828) | about 11 years ago | (#6365341)

Microsoft is already threatening them with legal action

Why is Microsoft threatening legal action? Aren't blackmail cases usually handled by the FBI?

Whatever you think of Microsoft, blackmailing them is not a legitimate solution.

crap! (2, Funny)

mschoolbus (627182) | about 11 years ago | (#6365349)

Really sucked reading this article as I was finishing up installing a mod-chip into my friend's XBOX with him...

Nice... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365361)

...but still no reason for me to support Microsoft by buying a X-Box. Also I personally dont have use for a X-Box... neither as "Multimedia System" (thats what I have my Mini-ITX Box for :) ) nor as "Gaming Platform".

They are so Screwed (1)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | about 11 years ago | (#6365366)

Let me get this straight. They sent a letter to microsoft telling them that they wanted to work for them to close security holes, in exchange for being able to leagally put linux on the box. They essentially admit that they could do this with out microsoft's help and it would be illeagal. So they didn't get a response and are now doing what they admitted to being illegal and are probaly going to be sued for it. Brillant. Didn't anyone hear of asking for forgiveness rather than permission? Leagally the only thing MS is guilty of is being a jerk. They don't want anyone to have linux on the xbox and they don't want unlicensed or pirated games to be played on the system. Apparently, they would like to have it their way and use their law department to enforce it. Personally, I'm confused as to why anyone would really want to put linux on the xbox. It works just as well on a regular computer. I guess its sort of "cool" and "rebelous". Not really worth being sued over, IMHO.

Penny arcade! (1)

Whitecloud (649593) | about 11 years ago | (#6365372)

penny arcade have one of the funniest cartoons they have ever done on linux on xbox, here [penny-arcade.com] , check it out its hilarious!

Its now linuXBox !! (4, Funny)

supersam (466783) | about 11 years ago | (#6365378)

MS: Damn it! Doesn't Free-X know we made XBox so that people could play games on it.

Free-X: Err... yes we did just that. We played on it a bit and voila!... its now linuXBox!! *grin*

MS: @#!**@###***

Re:Its now linuXBox !! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365395)

You should consider becoming a full-time writer. That was brilliant.

so . . . (1)

DrMrLordX (559371) | about 11 years ago | (#6365389)

Linux on Xbox, yippee. Where are the Xbox emulators already?

Oooh, hey, maybe you could run an Xbox emulator on your Xbox this way. wh00t.

Base 64 encoding (3, Funny)

Stonent1 (594886) | about 11 years ago | (#6365392)

Since it is on the website, google will probably cache it meaning it will not be lost. :) And even if MS orders to take their site down, google will still have it.

linux on GameCube (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365393)

Linux on GC??

Besides... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365394)

How could they call it Xbox when it couldn't even run X?

M$ will make some money... (1)

kkith (551310) | about 11 years ago | (#6365399)

I never throught about buying an XBOX...until now.

Microsoft Dumping X-Box (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6365400)

The only reason Microsoft has to care about putting another operating system on x-box is because they are dumping them.

Dumping things undervalue as a monopoly is unethical and illegal in many places. I'd like to see that in some news stories, instead of no explanation why microsoft would care at all what someone did with their own bought hardware.
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