Submitted by Aclay 1177d ago | news

Xbox Live: 'Password' & '12345' Most Commonly-Breached Codes - Microsoft

NowGamer- Xbox General Manager Alex Garden wants gamers to better protect their accounts against fraudulent activity. Breached Xbox Live accounts are most commonly found to have weak passwords such as 'Password' or '12345' according to Xbox General Manager Alex Garden. (Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

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Patriots_Pride  +   1177d ago
Holy BBQ sauce....runs to Xbox and changes password.
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velocitygamer  +   1177d ago
No surprise here, most of those 7 year olds on Xbox Live have the memory of goldfish anyway.
nukeitall  +   1177d ago
Unfortunately a quick draw of the assumption doesn't equate to truth. Those passwords seems to almost be universally used often on most websites! Also, ones you entered your credentials on your Xbox 360, it keeps a token so you don't have to type in your password again.

Doesn't surprise me that those are the most breached passwords. If I wanted to try and gain an illegitimate account, those are the first ones I try. Next is date of birth!
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Jazz4108  +   1177d ago
I'm sure those same 7 year olds use those password on psn as well but psn is succeptable to all your info being stolen regardless of passwords.
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ALLWRONG  +   1177d ago
^ :D
Bzone24  +   1177d ago
Can't wait for the article:
Microsoft Gave My Password to Hackers

My account has been hacked and Xbox General Manager Alex Garden is to blame. In his blog post yesterday he just up and decides to give out my password for Xbox Live to anyone who wants it. Now I've been hacked and I'm suing Microsoft...
Bereaver  +   1177d ago
I know for a 100% fact that sellers have many moles inside microsoft sucking up passwords and account details.

Why? Because I've talked to a seller here in China and they've said their account/password lists are limitless.

I've said my story before and had so many down votes but I'm seriously not joking.
Dlacy13g  +   1177d ago
If you had either of those as your password you deserved to get hacked.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1177d ago
Haha yea i've always been smart enough to have a pretty good password.
Hufandpuf  +   1177d ago
i bet it's WeskerChildReborned?

Or maybe ChrisLeonBarry? :)
WeskerChildReborned  +   1177d ago
@Hufandpuf Dang it.... aha
nukeitall  +   1177d ago
The thing with it is, you will get people that claim I never gave out any information, but I got hacked.

Nah it only requires a stupid decision!
HammockGames  +   1177d ago
Yup, hacking and ID theft can still happen to anyone. All it takes is a bad decision, a retail store you shopped at being hacked, etc.

Still a good idea not to stack the cards in the hackers' favor, aye? Some people - like folks using these passwords - actually seem to WANT to be hacked. lol
HammockGames  +   1177d ago
Absolutely agreed. It's amazing how ignorant people still are about hacking and ID theft in this day and age. Including parents who tag game consoles with their credit card info, but then let the kid pick a password like either of the examples here.

If a toddler can guess your password, you're probably a moron and deserve what's coming.

I'm not even sure if it would help including a "password strength" indicator when people first sign up. Maybe better than nothing though...?
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ApolloTheBoss  +   1177d ago
They're the most commonly-breached codes anywhere.
TheColbertinator  +   1177d ago
Thankfully my password is trannyloli69
Patriots_Pride  +   1177d ago
Same as Justin Beibers youtube account password.
from the beach  +   1177d ago
How can people be so stupid..

unchartedxplorer  +   1177d ago
I bet they have HackMePlease as a gamertag :)
ChunkyLover53  +   1177d ago
If you use your birthday or 12345 as your code, you get what you deserve, and that isn't hacking.
user5467007  +   1177d ago

Problem Solved.
bahabeast  +   1177d ago
well you could always go with ( p@$$w0rd ) ah ha now im secured.
_Aarix_  +   1176d ago
;) not anymore
BattleTorn  +   1177d ago
That's exactly why mine is always 'password12345'

It's fool proof.
Sucitta  +   1177d ago
It's a cop-out anyways. Most of the hacks are done through xbox live support telephone spams. They will never admit fault unless they have to.

Remember the 2 years of RROD that microsoft denied denied denied, then it turns out they knew of the problem before launch..

Never trust corporate excuses. They view you as a slave consumer, that's it, that's all.

Profit over everything in this sick New World.
ALLWRONG  +   1177d ago
None of that has anything to do with this article. Just 4 lines of you bitching about something you probably don't even own.
X  +   1177d ago
I can't help but think of Rick Moranis and Mel Brooks when I read articles like this.
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ALLWRONG  +   1177d ago
The fact that they have to tell people this is sad.
PS_Family  +   1177d ago
Probably people at tech support tell idiot customers to use those passwords because they can't put it right. I work at DSL tech support and recommend those passwords most of the time because you don't have much choice with dumb customers.
Hufandpuf  +   1177d ago
thankfully, mine is 0000. But nobody really knows to press the same number multiple times for some reason.
Tonester925  +   1177d ago
Brownghost  +   1176d ago
The best password is a 12 year olds Xbox gamertag.

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