Microsoft Rolls Out 360 Anti-Piracy Update

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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.

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