Hack Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7, get perma-banned by Microsoft
Although we're not even sure how one would begin modifying files on Windows Phone 7 to circumvent Xbox Live Leaderboards, Achievements or use pirated software, it looks like Microsoft is already thinking about it. Just in case.
In a new build of WP7 (not yet released), Conflipper (who is still very much in retirement, so don't get your hopes up) has found an interesting file that says:
This is similar to what happened on the Xbox 360 in 2009 when nearly 1 million users were permanently banned for evidently modifying their Xbox hardware or using pirated software. Presumably, Microsoft is taking preventive action for when XDA and others start digging into the OS, looking to modify their new mobile OS. In that sense, this is no surprise. On the other hand, it is interesting to know that MS has a system nearly in place to react to such a scenario. So take warning gamers, as once you are banned, it's for evah.
Other notable finds were references in Internet Explorer for copy and paste:
"Cuts the selection and puts it on the Clipboard."
"Inserts the Clipboard contents at the insertion point."
Of course we know copy and paste are coming soon, so this is just more evidence that the feature is already in the works. Sweet.
Thanks, Conflipper, for the info!