Feds Want Way to Hack Xboxes and Wiis for Evidence

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Gaming,Technology — posted by 3wire on 4/9/2012 @ 4:27 pm

From: Threat Watch

The Department of Homeland Security has launched a research project to find ways to hack into gaming consoles to obtain sensitive information about gamers stored on the devices.

One of the first contracts for the project was awarded last week to Obscure Technologies, based in California, to devise a forensic tool that will siphon data from the Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3 and other consoles.

 

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image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace