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Microsoft Grabs PayPal As Protection Against Hackers?

Instead of inputing a credit card that is stored in the system, people will have the option to simply log into their PayPal accounts to make a purchase. Microsoft makes the first push to protect gamers.

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lostinplace2768d ago

Not to say that Microsoft is invulnerable to a hacker attack, but I think it is a helluva lot less likely thanks to this.

LOGICWINS2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

Good to see that Microsoft realizes that hackers are a SERIOUS threat.

@ChadWarden- Nothing..but it helps. If ur making a purchase off Ebay, would you rather use Paypal or just give another person(whom you don't know) your credit card information? Why NOT use Paypal and make it EASIER for people to get to your money?

Geez, people seriously don't like positive Microsoft news on this site huh?

NEWS ALERT: Sony gives free security plan to PS3 owners for ONE year!

"YAAAAY! Sony always has put backs!"

NEWS ALERT: Microsoft allows users to use Paypal..FOREVER

"Meh..Paypal could still get hacked"

^^See, the double standard here.

optimus2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

paypal doesn't work that way. you can make purchases just by your email as the article mentioned. I can choose how much money i put into my paypal account.

i meant to reply to chadwarden.

LOGICWINS2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

Ummm, yeah I know...which is why I'm recommending it and saying its GOOD that Microsoft adopted it.

@optimus-Oh okay.

pixelsword2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

One of three things are happening:

1. they are about to slam the door on hackers for their games, but are getting the protection inside-out instead of games first like Sony did (the smarter choice)

2. There was an actual vulnerablity but they found it before anyone else did

3. Seeing that they got skype for no logical reason, it seems likely that the internet going "pay cable" may just be true.. unless we make our congressmen/women stop it.

ps3destroyer2768d ago

Very smart move.Everyone thinks of paypal as a great way to buy online.Microsoft is on the run to steal the show this e3 for sure.

DaReapa2768d ago

Even though I do agree this is a very good thing for MS (one of which Sony really needs to adopt), tell me what exactly does this has to do with E3??

ShinnokDrako2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

ok, Microsoft did a great move, i use Paypal since it was out and it's a great service but.... if the "bomb" of M$ for this year E3 would be that, i feel sorry for them.
I don't see the relation between adopting this service and "stealing the show" tho...

Krakn3Dfx2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

What? "Well, we don't have any games, but we got Paypal!"

If a new billing option is all it takes to win E3 this year, the bar must be pretty low.

This will be another Nintendo E3.

gamingdroid2768d ago

However, I doubt MS reasoning is security motivated, but more to do with reaching more customers. If it was security concerns, they would have moved their entire credit card database to Paypal. As it is, there is two places to loose information now.

Also, the article needs to research more:

"This is also how eBay conducts a large percentage of their sales as well because it is fast, easy, and doesn't require eBay to hold banking or credit information on their server. "

Ebay owns Paypal! Essentially storing it on Paypal's server is no really different than storing it in Ebay's... Whatever setup they have can be replicated either way, and provides no more security. Duh!

xxxAnubisxxx2768d ago

It's a separate server, so even if they are owned by the same group, it doesn't matter from a hacker standpoint

gamingdroid2768d ago

What I'm saying is that the fact that it is "assumed" stored on separate server is irrelevant to security, because it would almost certainly be stored on separate servers anyhow for security reasons.

The fact that Paypal operates under it's own name, doesn't make it any more secure than if it was wholly part of eBay. It's just organizational and doesn't affect security.

Fallouts2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

@gamingbird
im going to "assume" that you dont know anything about pay pal and hope that the hackers are as clueless as you..

i dont know about it much my self either but im going to go out on a limb and say that out sourcing the payment method to a company that is 100% focused on security, has the experience and more then likely much better security measures can take the chances of a hacker getting your info quite low..

i understand that its still not imposible to hack pay pal but the chances are even lower than ms or sony doing it them selves.. not only that but they avoid the huge headache sony is going through right now over all the legal stuff..

it seems like its hard for you to admit but this is a very smart move on ms's part and honestly imo ms couldnt of had planned this better, right after sony's breach! maybe its a coincidence in timing. you know how everyone has been saying " im surprised ms isnt talking smack" well, imo this is a HUGE but silent smack to sony's face... they really dont and shouldnt have to respond to anything on what happend to psn after a move like this..

but im sure sony will add it to the ps3 too then everyone will be like "sony invented it yesteryear they just been waiting to perfect it, so it was ms that played follow the leader"... j/k

gamingdroid2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

"im going to "assume" that you dont know anything about pay pal and hope that the hackers are as clueless as you.."

I will give you the benefit of the doubt and ask, how am I clueless? If anything, your comment shows the opposite.

"i dont know about it much my self either but im going to go out on a limb and say that out sourcing the payment method to a company that is 100% focused on security, has the experience and more then likely much better security measures can take the chances of a hacker getting your info quite low.."

I never said otherwise...?

"i understand that its still not imposible to hack pay pal but the chances are even lower than ms or sony doing it them selves.. not only that but they avoid the huge headache sony is going through right now over all the legal stuff.."

There are plenty of providers of credit card processing and one swift move to another company by transferring all the credit card details currently kept by MS will relinquish MS of all responsibility. Instead, they added another payment option with Paypal and still keeping their risky options.

That is NOT done in the name of security!

It seems instead that you misunderstood me (giving you the benefit of the doubt again), I simply commented on the author assumption that because credit card payment was processed by Paypal meant it was safer for Ebay, when in fact both companies are one and the same. If you control both organizations, slapping a separate name on it doesn't make it safer or more secure!

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chadwarden2768d ago

What's stopping people from hacking into paypal?

NYC_Gamer2768d ago

there is nothing stopping them...

xxxAnubisxxx2768d ago

PayPal holds enough personal information to ruin banking for several weeks at least. If it was possible to do, it would have been done.

NYC_Gamer2768d ago

@xxxAnubisxxx

its not impossible just because it has not been hacked yet....

xxxAnubisxxx2768d ago

I guess impossible wasn't the right word... but it's a much more appealing target than PSN, and yet PSN was the one hacked. Obviously, it isn't easy to do because it hasn't been done yet.

-Alpha2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

I suppose it takes responsibility out of MS's hands and pockets in case account information gets hacked.

ps3destroyer2768d ago

There's nothing on the os3 stoping them you meant right?

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Warprincess1162768d ago

Sony needs to read this article. Dozens of people want paypal to be added to PSN. Hopefully this isn't some kind of exclusive deal.

the_best_player2768d ago

Steam has Paypal as a option

news4geeks2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

sony is the type of company not to do it specifically out of spite of us asking.

badz1492768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

have been craving for this option since as long as I remember being a PS3 owner! Paypal is so much better for PSN! lets just hope Sony follows

Kalowest2768d ago

Smart move MS, so if you ever get seriously hacked like Sony, you can put some of the blame on PayPal.

-Alpha2768d ago

They can put ALL the blame on PayPal-- you'd have to hack PayPal, not MS.

Very smart move.

awiseman2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

Well thats true, but MS wont be hacked then, it will be paypal.

Fallouts2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

EXACTLY!!!

ceekay,

you bring up agood point!!!

BYE2768d ago

Well in that case you could still blame Microsoft to have chosen Paypal. I'm sure some people would.

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iNFAMOUZ12768d ago

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh here we fucken go again, ENOUGH WITH THESE ARTICLES, don't bring microsoft into this. Let this die already.

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