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Submitted by no_more_heroes 254d ago | news

Microsoft deploys new user security features

CVG:

Microsoft has launched new features to enhance the security of Microsoft Accounts amidst growing concerns over internet privacy and government surveillance. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

Lord Anubis  +   254d ago
bravo,
now if they can notify of suspicious activities like google and two step verification for all windows log ins. Also encryption for communications.
Gamer666  +   254d ago
They already have two step verification if you want to use it and the user account related communications are encrypted.

Two step verification cfg:

https://account.live.com/pr...
Lord Anubis  +   254d ago
thanks i just set up mine, it looks like they just rolled this out on April. However communications are not encrypted.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   254d ago
Same i agree as well get out NSA we dont need anymore junk mail lol
NatureOfLogic  +   254d ago
Why even risk being exposed? I'd stay far away from kinect until these spying issues are addressed properly.
Gamer666  +   254d ago
Wow, I hope you don't walk around town, use the internet, use ATMs, telephone, or anything else where you may be monitored...

You think the NSA is just watching people on the net?
yess  +   254d ago
I am sorry to burst your bubble.

Here you go.

http://www.polygon.com/2013...
JodyCones  +   254d ago
A hi-tech camera that can listen when off, read you, you're heart rate, night vision, etc. that is way more advanced than any other camera on your phone or computer. Facing you in your room or living room. Met to be "always on". Yeah the idea of that is not creepy at all....
Nujabes_  +   254d ago
Tin foil hat time again!
XiSasukeUchiha  +   254d ago
Honestly the kinect is spyware in a form of an item
Gamer666  +   254d ago
So cameras on computers are spyware then, and so is your phone, cellphone, internet connection, and everytime you walk downtown and an internet based camera sees you...

I am sure NSA monitors all of these.
Sayai jin  +   254d ago
Gamer666, it is either hard for people to understand, nieve, or just plain follish. Any electical items that are connected to a network, satellite, etc is monitored. Albeit, cell phones, landlines, tablets, ATMS, streat cameras (almost everywere now), computers, consoles, etc, are/can be used to monitor items. Every single online transaction is recored. The only thing one can due to minimize exposure to monitoring is to give up using their phones, computers, etc. You can still be monitored when you use your credit card to pay bills, go wlaking and picked up onn camera, etc.
Redgehammer  +   254d ago
I am conflicted. On one hand, my need side is totally impressed by the technological insanity of such extreme security measures; however, on the other hand, I refuse to give up my connection to the "almighty" network. The only thing I terrorize is the RED Soldier, with a BLU pipe bomb, to the face. Oooh I'm scary, but whatever, I'll stay online, playing games, emailing, IMing, talking on the @$&"@ phone. Maybe it's time to buy some postage stamps.
Grimhammer00  +   254d ago
Lol....so they are providing better security against the same gov they have provided backdoored and better means to bypass encryptions.

Hmm.....gotta wonder how stupid they really think we are.
LaidBakLazyHippo  +   254d ago
if you are really scared of the NSA spying on you through a kinect grow up.

And on another note you can fully turn the system off or disconnect the kinect.
dansdooz  +   254d ago
really this again, the western world is under constant serious terrorist threat!!! who cares if the government monitors certain forms of communication if it means keeping us safe from these insane people...really people grow up!
windblowsagain  +   254d ago
Probably because the west caused most of it. The west gets involved in too many things. 9/11 was an inside job anyway.

But hey everyone is monitored all the time, does it really matter. If you've nothing to hide, don't worry about it.
lassenwolf  +   254d ago
The problem is they constantly change the policy and if you are locked out or if you have several accounts and some one hasnt logged in for awhile you can get locked out and then if lets say your not set up correctly or only have a phone set up and dont have the number your screwed because ms cant text the code. It took me 6 months for someone to finally just wipe out my security so I could get back my xbox account. And I had all the info credit card secret question etc. So the security is nuts I can get locked out of my bank acount and get it unlocked easier than MS. And now my Daughter has the same problem. So you have 4 people at home you need at least 5 emails, and a phone number and plus the stupid two step with a crazy 12 digit number. And then youll be ok. Ps3-4 A password thats it. Even after ps3 being hacked its simple and not crazy.
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