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Microsoft Upgrades Xbox Live Security

"Microsoft has announced new upgrades to Xbox Live security, and recommends that all users change their passwords. According to a new blog post from Xbox Live general manager Alex Garden, notifications to members whose accounts may be compromised have been increased, and Microsoft will also allow members to set a unique security code to be sent to their phone or email in order to verify purchases and account changes."- IGN

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sloth33952279d ago

cant be true everyone knows xbox live cant be hacked

BanditGamer2279d ago

This just makes it more unhackable than before. . .since we are being idiots.

Septic2279d ago

This guy has 5 bubbles.....wow

OT: I have to change my hotmail password then. Sucks really but it's due for a change I guess.

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DebateMaster2279d ago

@cone
well he used "wow" so yeah i think he knows what sarcasm is. But yeah a person shouldn't bring "bubbles" into the conversation if they have nothing to say.

nukeitall2279d ago

I don't know, it seems the bubble system is working in this case!

mewhy322279d ago

Probably a good idea if there's been some accounts compromised. At least the entire user base wasn't compromised like PSN's 75 million subscribers when they were completely hacked.

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kreate2279d ago

Its n4g community. Cant expect much

TBM2279d ago

i don't need to change any passwords since i dont have ANY personal info of importance on the console. that's the benefits of being a silver member i didnt have to give any card information.

Hufandpuf2279d ago

you can take the CC info right off at any time.

TBM2279d ago

i don't have to take it off if i dont put it there.

PixL2279d ago

As we learnt about half a year ago, it stays on the harddrive even after you delete it so thanks but no.

Hufandpuf2279d ago

@PixL

Oh, really?
Good thing I don't have my CC info on there after all.

nukeitall2279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )

@PixL:

How about you give some real proof instead of unsubstantiated rumors where the claimaint never provided the information and neither did you by the way. That just perpetuates incorrect information.

"We are conducting a thorough investigation into the researchers' claims. We have requested information that will allow us to investigate the console in question and have still not received the information needed to replicate the researchers' claims.

Xbox is not designed to store credit card data locally on the console, and as such seems unlikely credit card data was recovered by the method described. Additionally, when Microsoft refurbishes used consoles we have processes in place to wipe the local hard drives of any other user data. We can assure Xbox owners we take the privacy and security of their personal data very seriously."

http://www.joystiq.com/2012...

ALLWRONG2279d ago

PixL

"As we learnt about half a year ago, it stays on the harddrive even after you delete it so thanks but no."

No it doesn't, but it might if you click your heels together and make a wish.

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THE_MACGREGOR2279d ago

This just in Microsoft updates Xbox Live with more adds.. so you have to wait and watch more verizon adds before your movies can continue..

andibandit2279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )

Cool i can watch those adds while my PS3 does updates over the next hour, and then has to do a mandatory install.

ALLWRONG2279d ago

(ads) but yeah they are "adding" more security. Guess MS doesn't want to end up like Sony, billions in the hole due to a hack that brings it down like a house of cards.

Siren302279d ago

Nice having a company that updates it security BEFORE it gets taken down by hackers

b_one2279d ago

are you sure?what about that massive FIFA SCAM?

ALLWRONG2279d ago

You mean the EA/FIFA scam where people gave passwords away on the internet?

Keep trying buddy. Even Nintendo has better security than Sony.

b_one2279d ago

yeah right, on a massive scale :)

Hicken2279d ago

You really think they're unhackable? Government websites have been hacked, but Microsoft is safe?

The word "delusional" comes to mind...

cstyle2279d ago

But they haven't been hacked yet so they must be doing something right. Look what it took for sony to get their act together.