170°
Submitted by Aclay 733d 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)

Alternative Sources
Patriots_Pride  +   733d ago
Holy BBQ sauce....runs to Xbox and changes password.
#1 (Edited 733d ago ) | Agree(15) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
velocitygamer  +   733d ago
No surprise here, most of those 7 year olds on Xbox Live have the memory of goldfish anyway.
nukeitall  +   733d 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!
#1.1.1 (Edited 733d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(0) | Report
Jazz4108  +   733d 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.
#1.1.2 (Edited 733d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(6) | Report
ALLWRONG  +   733d ago
^ :D
Bzone24  +   733d 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  +   733d 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  +   733d ago
If you had either of those as your password you deserved to get hacked.
WeskerChildReborned  +   733d ago
Haha yea i've always been smart enough to have a pretty good password.
Hufandpuf  +   733d ago
i bet it's WeskerChildReborned?

Or maybe ChrisLeonBarry? :)
WeskerChildReborned  +   733d ago
@Hufandpuf Dang it.... aha
nukeitall  +   733d 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  +   733d 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  +   733d 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...?
#2.3 (Edited 733d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
ApolloTheBoss  +   733d ago
They're the most commonly-breached codes anywhere.
TheColbertinator  +   733d ago
Thankfully my password is trannyloli69
Patriots_Pride  +   733d ago
Same as Justin Beibers youtube account password.
from the beach  +   733d ago
How can people be so stupid..

..brb..
unchartedxplorer  +   733d ago
I bet they have HackMePlease as a gamertag :)
ChunkyLover53  +   733d ago
If you use your birthday or 12345 as your code, you get what you deserve, and that isn't hacking.
user5467007  +   733d ago
Password1

Problem Solved.
bahabeast  +   733d ago
well you could always go with ( p@$$w0rd ) ah ha now im secured.
_Aarix_  +   732d ago
;) not anymore
BattleTorn  +   733d ago
That's exactly why mine is always 'password12345'

It's fool proof.
Sucitta  +   733d 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  +   733d 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  +   733d ago
I can't help but think of Rick Moranis and Mel Brooks when I read articles like this.
#12 (Edited 733d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
ALLWRONG  +   733d ago
The fact that they have to tell people this is sad.
PS_Family  +   733d 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  +   733d ago
thankfully, mine is 0000. But nobody really knows to press the same number multiple times for some reason.
Tonester925  +   733d ago
Qwerty12345
Brownghost  +   732d ago
The best password is a 12 year olds Xbox gamertag.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Skitso's Ultimate Megamix Map Pack 2000 for Xenonauts

23m ago - The pack contains 50 completely new and high quality maps for desert, industrial, farm and middle... | PC
20°

First Screenshots for Farming Simulator 15 Released

23m ago - Focus Home Interactive has sent Strategy Informer the first screenshots for Farming Simulator 15,... | PC
30°

Madden 15 rookie ratings unveil with Donny Moore

43m ago - The NFL Draft handed new jobs to a lot of high profile rookies this year, Donny Moore, the Rating... | PS4
40°

Ami Suzuki releases special game app for 15th anniversary

1h ago - Ami Suzuki’s official website has announced that the popular Japanese singer will be receiving he... | iPhone
Ad

Study Game Design at DeVry

Now - DeVry University, is an accredited* university offering you the flexibility of over 90 locations, online courses and a wide variety of bachelor's a... | Promoted post
30°

Jontron Plays Crappy Titanic Games

1h ago - Jontron: "It wasn't an iceberg that caused all the casualties on the Titanic. Apparently it was J... | Retro