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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.

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Patriots_Pride1469d ago (Edited 1469d ago )

Holy BBQ sauce....runs to Xbox and changes password.

velocitygamer1469d ago

No surprise here, most of those 7 year olds on Xbox Live have the memory of goldfish anyway.

nukeitall1469d ago (Edited 1469d 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!

Jazz41081469d ago (Edited 1469d 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.

Bzone241469d 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...

Bereaver1469d 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.

Dlacy13g1469d ago

If you had either of those as your password you deserved to get hacked.

WeskerChildReborned1469d ago

Haha yea i've always been smart enough to have a pretty good password.

Hufandpuf1469d ago

i bet it's WeskerChildReborned?

Or maybe ChrisLeonBarry? :)

nukeitall1469d 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!

HammockGames1469d 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

HammockGames1469d ago (Edited 1469d 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...?

ApolloTheBoss1469d ago

They're the most commonly-breached codes anywhere.

TheColbertinator1469d ago

Thankfully my password is trannyloli69

Patriots_Pride1469d ago

Same as Justin Beibers youtube account password.

from the beach1469d ago

How can people be so stupid..

..brb..

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