Microsoft takes actions against firmware modding

Xbox 360Way back in May, we reported on Microsoft’s warning regarding Xbox 360 firmware modding. Now, it seems that things are getting way out of hand, as Microsoft‘s taking actions against persons suspected of firmware modding.

Unfortunately, it also seems that Microsoft is barking at the wrong tree, as there have been reports of people being banned from using Xbox Live, because they are “supposedly MODDED”. Below is a snippet of Furydog’ forum entry:

I have two xbox 360Â’s and since Friday October 13 2006 I have not been able to connect with my two 360Â’s. According to MS customer support my status codes indicate that I have MODDED 360Â’s which I donÂ’t. I have contacted several different people and I only one person (GreenJohnny) has responded to me but he was not able to assist me. Although, he did confirm that the status codes I received indicate that my systems Mac addresses are banned because their supposedly MODDED.

Now, this may be a case of a “Man in the Middle attack” (as pointed by our source), damage control, or simple paranoia. On the other hand, we can’t blame Microsoft for taking such actions. They already issued a warning, after all.

The point is, Microsoft is done “playing dumb” to firmware modding, and they will get to the bottom of things, even if that means subjecting XBLA bans to users they deem suspicious. And hopefully, they will get to the bottom of things fast, to avoid hassle for everyone. In any case, better check your Xbox 360 if it was tweaked or something. After all, you don’t want your Xbox Live account to be terminated, don’t you?

Via Xboxic

Xbox 360Way back in May, we reported on Microsoft’s warning regarding Xbox 360 firmware modding. Now, it seems that things are getting way out of hand, as Microsoft‘s taking actions against persons suspected of firmware modding.

Unfortunately, it also seems that Microsoft is barking at the wrong tree, as there have been reports of people being banned from using Xbox Live, because they are “supposedly MODDED”. Below is a snippet of Furydog’ forum entry:

I have two xbox 360Â’s and since Friday October 13 2006 I have not been able to connect with my two 360Â’s. According to MS customer support my status codes indicate that I have MODDED 360Â’s which I donÂ’t. I have contacted several different people and I only one person (GreenJohnny) has responded to me but he was not able to assist me. Although, he did confirm that the status codes I received indicate that my systems Mac addresses are banned because their supposedly MODDED.

Now, this may be a case of a “Man in the Middle attack” (as pointed by our source), damage control, or simple paranoia. On the other hand, we can’t blame Microsoft for taking such actions. They already issued a warning, after all.

The point is, Microsoft is done “playing dumb” to firmware modding, and they will get to the bottom of things, even if that means subjecting XBLA bans to users they deem suspicious. And hopefully, they will get to the bottom of things fast, to avoid hassle for everyone. In any case, better check your Xbox 360 if it was tweaked or something. After all, you don’t want your Xbox Live account to be terminated, don’t you?

Via Xboxic

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