Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thank You, bunnie

It's a quadruple-post kind of day. I want to give a shout-out to bunnie and let all of my non-existent followers know about him. Last week, he released his book Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering as a free PDF in honor of Aaron Swartz. I'm already about half-way through the book, and even though the concepts of the original Xbox that are described are not exactly cutting-edge, I think it's written very well and have already learned a lot about the basics of embedded digital security. I happen to own an old Xbox as well, so one of the first things that I plan to do this summer is to step through this book again while carrying out the hacks myself. It's not like I'm in desperate need of another old Linux box, but it should still be a lot of fun. And what other excuse does a hacker need besides that?

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