Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering

Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering

by Andrew 'bunnie' Huang

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This hands-on guide to hacking begins with step-by-step tutorials on hardware modifications that teach basic hacking techniques as well as essential reverse engineering skills. The book progresses into a discussion of the Xbox security mechanisms and other advanced hacking topics, with an emphasis on educating the readers on the important subjects of computer security and reverse engineering. Hacking the Xbox includes numerous practical guides, such as where to get hacking gear, soldering techniques, debugging tips and an Xbox hardware reference guide.

Hacking the Xbox also confronts the social and political issues facing today's hacker by looking forward and discussing the impact of today's legal challenges on legitimate reverse engineering activities. The book includes a chapter written by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) about the rights and responsibilities of hackers, and concludes by discussing the latest trends and vulnerabilities in secure PC platforms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593270292
Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date: 07/11/2003
Edition description: Unlimited ed.
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 831,682
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Andrew “bunnie” Huang is a hacker, maker, and open hardware activist. He holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from MIT, is the author of Hacking the Xbox (No Starch Press) and The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen, and has served as a technical advisor for various hardware startups and MAKE Magazine.

Table of Contents

1: Voiding The Warranty
2: Thinking Inside The Box
3: Installing a Blue LED
4: Building a USB Adapter
5: Replacing a Broken Power Supply
6: The Best Xbox Game: Security Hacking
7: A Brief Primer on Security
8: Reverse Engineering Xbox Security
9: Sneaking In the Back Door
10: More Hardware Projects
11: Developing Software for the Xbox
12: Caveat Hacker
13: Onward!
14: Where to Get Your Hacking Gear
15: Soldering Techniques
16: Getting Into PCB Layout
17: Getting Started with FPGAs
18: Debugging: Hints and Tips
19: Xbox Hardware Reference

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