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Submitted by Nerd4Sure 837d ago | article

Is Your Xbox Live or PSN I.D. Secure?

Guest Anonymous Writer for Nerd4Sure.com - "Whether or not you have a PSN ID or an Xbox Live account, the fact of the matter is that your gaming persona and in many cases your wallet is in jeopardy. Over the past few years both Xbox Live and the Playstation Network have come under attack by hackers and while most have been thwarted, it is still a cause for concern. The infographic below really helps to present the importance of having a strong password.

How long would it take hackers to break your password?" (PS3, Tag Invalid, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

LNDCalling  +   837d ago
Is your Yahoo, Gmail (Play), Netflix, Three, Amazon, E-bay, Paypal etc etc etc I.D. secure...

NO!! not if your not careful, same as for your Credit or Debit Card deatils or even you whole Identity.

Be Careful, be sensible, be aware!
banjadude  +   837d ago
Yeah, I personally check my credit card/bank account excessively. Can't be too careful in this day in age. In fact, my daily "rituals" involve spending a few minutes to hours checking almost all of my online accounts.
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LNDCalling  +   837d ago
As should everyones, but I bet they don;t and I'll include myself as one at times! :/
JOLLY1  +   837d ago
I was playing with a guy from Microsoft and he said he needed my id and password to do ruiting maintenance. He said for my trouble he would give me 10,000 MS points. I haven't received them yet,but I am still waiting. I also can't get into my account now. They must still be doing work on it.
PS3ROCKS  +   837d ago
Well my password (73;00@9142$/? Ha take that hackers.
ChunkyLover53  +   837d ago
I have different passwords for all of my email accounts and since I have 8 different PSN's I think I'm good. My one Xbl account is hooked to my main email which gets a new password every 2 weeks, usually randomly generated.

I also use a very specific email program which weeds out all those phishing attempts, when I check my spam folder I always get messages saying "We have important account information regarding your Diablo 3, Runescape, WOW and XBL account" They always want me to "send them all of my information, including my password".

I always wondered how people could be so stupid when it comes to scams like this...
banjadude  +   837d ago
Curious, why 8 different PSN accounts?

Also, I used to get those fake WOW e-mails sent to my G-mail account... when:

1) I don't even have WoW
2) If I did, I don't register game stuff to my Gmail.

lol.
ChunkyLover53  +   837d ago
Ya, I don't actually have accounts to those things either, which is a dead giveaway.

I have 8 PSN's for a few reasons.
1.Japanese account-so I can get certain things only available in Japan.
2.EU account-So I can get exclusive EU things only available in EU.
3.Six US accounts, one main account, one troll account where I team kill, one account for knifing only when I play games like COD, one account for learning new maps so I don't damage my K/D/R and one account for cheating/glitching.

Sounds douchey, but I don't know a single person who doesn't have at least 3 accounts. When they gave out free games for the PSN hack, I got like 7 games!
banjadude  +   836d ago
Oh I see.

Thanks for the reply.
NYC_Gamer  +   837d ago
Nope,any service could be hacked.I don't keep my credit card info on them anyway though.
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