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Posted May 9, 2013 9:39 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
I think you are confuse XBox360 crack and PS3 crack.
XBox360 was actually cracked quickly - both DVD drive and the body, but Microsoft quickly patched the vulnerabilities in Firmware which meant that you always needed about half-year-to-year old XBox360 to actually unlock it (to run Linux, for example) while DVD needed new firmware to play new games just as frequently.
PS3 was completely unbroken for almost four years and BD-drive was never actually broken: firmware was broken via overflow in USB driver (I strongly suspect some kind of leak was involved because it's hard to cook up such an exploit without looking on the decrypted firmware code and said decrypted firmware code become available only when aforementioned exploit become public).
Wii? Yes, Wii was broken again and again - but it also had no protected hardware components to support DRM, almost everything was done in the main CPU without any protection from the running program, no wonder such scheme was quite easily broken.
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