QUOTE(Takieda @ Aug 23 2007, 01:21 AM)
It's late, and my brain is only half working, so if this question is dumb, I apologize, but:
Does anyone know of an easy way Microsoft could update kernel to make this method not work? (granted, I know anything is possible) I'm just wondering if this means I can jump back on Live until a real solid hack is made available. I've been riding on a subscription to live without connecting ever since I heard about the Hyperviser exploit (shortly after the first dashboard update that blew an efuse), hoping that some method would be found to fix my box to an earlier kernel version.
If it's highly unlikely that MS can stop this from happening through a further kernel update, I'll get back on Live (I never did get the expansion to Oblivion), and wait for a more readily available hack and some homebrew before going the mod route (and would it be prudent to remove the resistor as well? or does this make that a null issue?)
Yes, it is possible. On a technical level all they need to do is a change to the memcmp to compare dword's instead of byte's, which would render this attack useless.
I would like to add, before any chance of blowing up, that this method is used soley for downgrading your kernel, and NOTHING else. It does not make homebrew/linux 'easier', it simply allows for current hacks to be preformed given you have a specific kernel version.This post has been edited by Iriez: Aug 23 2007, 08:36 AM