Microsoft Updates Disable Modified Xbox 360s

Hot on the heels of their newly-released 1080p update, Microsoft is also apparently looking to make a statement to hackers all over the world. New security updates detect modified consoles and immediately disable them, effectively making your $300-$400 consoles the world's largest paperweight. So far, the only solution has been to remove the modded firmware, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the hacker community finding a fix sooner rather than later. So, until such time as either Microsoft decides to let the hackers be or the hackers decide to stop modifying their consoles (neither seems likely), the war will rage on. And if you have an Xbox 360 that's been, er, "improved," you might want to hold off on updating your console until a fix is found.

[via 1UP]