Posted on January 20, 2011, Ron Whitaker Microsoft Rolls Out 360 Anti-Piracy Update
In the wake of the recent hack of the PlayStation 3, Microsoft has rolled out a new anti-piracy update for their console.
The newest firmware blocks attempts to play copied versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops, and Halo: Reach, among other titles. Anyone trying to play a copied game will likely be flagged for a ban from XBox Live.
Apparently, the hackers are prepared for this, as DigitalFoundry is reporting that the latest piracy firmware is equipped with a countermeasure that can lock up the console before it is flagged for a ban.
Thus continues the never ending battle between security and piracy. As usual, there’s no end in sight. At least we kinda saw this one coming.