Submitted by MariaHelFutura 311d ago | opinion piece

Xbox One Could Be A Major Target For Hackers

If there’s one thing hackers like, it’s a challenge combined with the kudos earned from managing to be the first to open up a closed platform. The stricter the service, the more joy there is in cracking it open. (Xbox One)

pedrof93  +   311d ago
And not to mention it also has windows 8 OS.

Which means there some virus ready to be caught.
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Pillsbury1  +   311d ago
Guess you need anti virus on your xbone.
blackbeld  +   311d ago

Anti virus creates more heating issues and finally RROD.
CarlosX360  +   311d ago
Actually, it's not just the OS. It's the whole thing. There are THREE (3) operating systems. Since, the whole thing is powered mostly by Windows - the potential is only a nightmare for Microsoft.

Okay, never mind the Windows 8 OS - that little part can spread into the other OS'es in Xbox One if Microsoft is careless.

And historically, this is what Microsoft wants. They invited hackers to try and hack not only Kinect, they also invited hackers to try Xbox Live.
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dboyc310  +   311d ago
Anything that is ALWAYS CONNECTED runs the risk of getting hack. If someone wanted to they would do it.
Belking  +   311d ago
yep, just ask sony. they know this better than anyone.
Why o why  +   311d ago
Play nice belkin...you dont any of us to call brutally honest to 'av a word' again.

Lets hope this hacking doesn't happen. We should not hope for any madnesses like that on any console, even the most draconian one.
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MattMawko  +   311d ago
The're asking for it.
jc48573  +   311d ago
from angry hackers.
titletownrelo  +   311d ago
what's going to suck is when Xbox Live has to go under maintenance
mistecheese  +   311d ago
"[insane laughter] look at all the games I cant play right now!"
KumquatGOATBEEF  +   311d ago
I agree. At least if the PSN goes down you can still use your PS4 to play games offline, watch movies, use internet services, etc. This "always online Xbox" thing looks worse and worse all the time.
animegamingnerd  +   311d ago
if i was a hacker i would say challenge accepted
Godmars290  +   311d ago
To what level? Seems to be many choices:

- Hack the network?
- Hack the camera? Someone's personal camera?
- Hack the console so that its playable offline?

And to be fair, Sony's likely not doing themselves any favors either not copying MS. They tried being open before with Other OS and got bit in the arse for it. With many in the gaming community cheering on the hackers besides.
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animegamingnerd  +   311d ago
all of the above
Software_Lover  +   311d ago
I've been saying it............

X86 architecture, that has been hacked forever ago, is asking for trouble. The only companies that are fairing well in that area, that I can see thus far, are some of the audio software companies. Propellerhead, Steinberg, Avid before Pro tools 9 (everything was tied to hardware DRM), Uaudio (everything is tied to hardware DRM).

Sony and Microsoft are just asking for trouble unless they put measures in place to make the hardware drm.................. like it wont work without a 24hr checkin.

Reason has not been hacked since Reason 5, they are now on 7.
Cubase has not been hacked since 5, they are now on 7.

Those guys use a method that is a B!tch to crack. All of my UAD plugins are tied to hardware DRM. I remove the hardware, they will not work, mainly because they work through the hardware.

I dont agree with the way Microsoft is handling it, but they knew what they were getting themselves into, Windows has been hacked since forever you know.
NatureOfLogic  +   311d ago
- Hack the console so that its playable offline?

Which means this will be a pirates dream machine. The very thing MS is trying to combat.
KillrateOmega  +   311d ago
It's always online. Always running the risk of being targeted by a hacker or group of them.
DxTrixterz  +   311d ago
Well all we just need to do is just tell those guys who hacked sony to hack X1 easy.
Mr_Nuts  +   311d ago
Well I don't know why they wouldn't, the reason they hacked Sony was all about Freedom of speech and other stuff relating to peoples freedom......MS are taking all that stuff away from consumers.

Where are they now...eh

I wouldn't want peoples details top be stolen but damn it MS need to be brought down a level or two
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Software_Lover  +   311d ago
The difference with that is, We already know what the deal is with the XBone, Sony took stuff away from the ps3 so they got pissed.
Pillsbury1  +   311d ago
I'm not usually for hackers but If they can supercede the draconian restrictions of microsofts greediness, I'm all for it.
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titletownrelo  +   311d ago
Hackers? Nah man...they'll be too busy enjoying "Watchdogs!" XD
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mistecheese  +   311d ago
lawl, nice one
VonBraunschweigg  +   311d ago
Hack it smack it sell it for crack it should be a #1 target untill they get rid of those silly restrictions.

Needs to call the boss everyday or total shutdown, what the hell? Who came up with that? Why?
cleft5  +   311d ago
You think?
ziggurcat  +   311d ago
could be? i kind of think most definitely.
Gravitic  +   311d ago
Hackers target everything and we know certainly, that MS has better security than Sony. Why was PSN hacked on a massive scale, never seen on Xbox Live.
Kratoscar2008  +   311d ago
LOl i foresee the Xbox One as the most hacked console this gen.
GentlemenRUs  +   311d ago
Just hack the camera to take a unsuspecting picture of someone, Post 1,000's of them on the internet.

Internet will explode with complaints towards M$.

M$ has no choice but to change the OS so the camera is not needed ;)
titletownrelo  +   311d ago
M$ are including a waiver with every console so if something like that does happen, then M$ is "legally" immune, or whatever.

Microsoft. just. STAHP IT!
GentlemenRUs  +   310d ago
Wait, Really?

So in theory they are hiding behind something which they fully well know which would happen...

Well, They can't make them sign it...
Software_Lover  +   311d ago
Wow, I just realized I have lost 2 bubbles in a day??????

Is it the Sony fanboys because I wont completely trash Microsoft? It's really the only thing I can think of. WTF is up with that. I usually dont pay attention, but I wanted to reply to someone and it would not let me.

Talk about taking away your freedom of speech and the joy of debate. If you cant stand up for yourself in an argument/debate............... . debubble yourself.
KillrateOmega  +   311d ago
If you're going to insist on playing the Devil's Advocate on Sony articles full of Sony fans, then might I suggest a lighter touch?

Good thing they're planning on changing the Bubble System. While I can see the good intent behind it, it has basically resulted in a lot of people exploiting it to bully others with differing opinions.

You make a fair point btw, so I'll bubble you up, bro :)
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Reverent  +   311d ago
Sorry, I accidentally gave you a disagree. But I totally get what you're saying. I really like the idea of the bubble system, but as Killrate suggested, it's just too easily exploited.
RockmanII7  +   311d ago
Xbox One Could Be A Major Target For Hackers

More like 'Will Be', if nothing else I know for a fact people will be DDoS attacking on Day 1 and Christmas.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   311d ago
looking at the title alone all i gotta say is no duh,when you restrict something to this extent then its just bait for hackers,they love a challenge,and they will hack you no matter whta,look what happened to psn,heck 360 was being hacked.
paris007  +   311d ago
Crazay  +   311d ago
For every single "smart securities" professional out there, there's an army of 100 or more looking to break down their concepts. Hackers will always be able to break something to make it do what they want - it's just a matter of which one is easier to do.
Crazay  +   311d ago
Personally I love reading about the cat and mouse game with things like this. it's very interesting to me as an IT professional.
sprinterboy  +   311d ago
I am sure the xbox one will go offline at least once in its lifecycle or more, these gaming sites and worse news channels like SKY,BBC News, CNN etc will be bad publicity when it does happen, MS will be hoping it does`nt go offline in its first year at least. Trust me it will happen at somepoint, its inevitable (matrix) imo
InTheLab  +   311d ago
Yeah...and by attempting to screw over MS, they screw over Xbone owners...so f*** hackers. Leave our consoles (even the awful ones like Xbone) alone.

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