Microsoft is confident that the DVD firmware hack will be countered by its Xbox Live updates.
Sales of security upgraded consoles in Korea have increased over the past month after hackers tinkered with the embedded DVD software drive to allow copied CDs to run on the machine. Xbox is confident that the problem will be 'neutralized"? through software updates (detected and prompted for installation upon connecting to Xbox Live).
Apparently more consumers are attempting to bypass Xbox's security in order to be able to use cheaper pirated software. The additional cost for a modified console is said to be approximately KRW 70,000 (60 Euro) and users are tempted by the saving of about KRW 25,000 (21 Euro) from the purchase of pirated software.
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