Geoff Gets Locked Out of Xbox Live

It appears no matter who you are, Microsoft's Xbox Live team will lock your account until a certain period.

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rebirthofcaos2577d ago

well. I have dont think he was hacked right.... right?

because I mean its microsoft, their system cannot be hacked.

WhiteLightning2577d ago (Edited 2577d ago )

How can you say that and not add the image......

...for shame

egidem2577d ago

For some weird reason, he's got a face that I would love to punch. :S

Bull5hifT2577d ago

he's cool i like his unbiased views, if he had a show id watch it

_Aarix_2576d ago

Your missing the fry face.

crxss2576d ago

not really a huge fan of geoff keighley but he did stand up for ME back in 2008 against a group of fox analysts so i mean he deserves some respect -

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SilentNegotiator2576d ago

"It appears Stepto (aka Stephen Toulouse), the Xbox Live Director of Policy and Enforcement will be helping Geoff get his account back sooner than expected"

Well duh. If it were some peon customer, the full 25 days might be used, but they don't want the bad publicity.

Ddouble2577d ago (Edited 2577d ago )

Microsoft are still saying it's down to phising but i'm sure there's something, a hole that a lot of people know how to exploit.

The only question is why is it still happening.
Now that it's happened to a Gaming journalist maybe more people will take it seriously.

TheBeast2577d ago

It would be scary to fear that someone managed to steal a lot of passwords without MS knowing about it...

killerhog2577d ago (Edited 2577d ago )

wouldnt be surprising. MS xbox 360 has been insecure since launch, but xbox fanboys (no offense to real xbox owners), are delusional and only want to bring up sony's latest security problem that, so far, have been no reports of actual information being stolen.

go look-up the many hackers publicly advertising the theft of any account on the 360, and to prove their ability, they usually hack journalists or xbox staff members to inveigle attention.

SilentNegotiator2576d ago

"Microsoft are still saying it's down to phising but i'm sure there's something"

Unless Geoff fell for one of those "Get free MS points!!" sites, lol.

kaveti66162576d ago

As far as what I've read on the net, MS is supposed to encrypt consumer data to like 1024 bits so that decrypting it would take a very long time, like many years. This is assuming that the decryption algorithm MS uses isn't stolen by whoever.

killerhog2577d ago (Edited 2577d ago )

"take it seriously", since its now happening to game journalist? are you for real? it happen to Ms's head security poncho toutso (however you spell his name), it happen to Ms's female representative, it HAPPEN to Patcher, and millions of xbox 360 owners since launch, and Ms still has done nothing to extirpate the problem. Besides their patent, "shouldnt give your password away durrrrrrrrrr".

Darkfocus2576d ago (Edited 2576d ago )

ya major Nelson(xbox live director) got his account hacked and they did nothing...

Buff10442577d ago

Who cares? This isn't news. It's crazy the crap you guys promote to the front page.

Parapraxis2576d ago

How is this NOT news?
A prominent industry figure is locked out of a service.
That, if anything, would qualify as legitimate news.

FourGees2577d ago

He obviously fell for a phishing scam.

I wonder if this has anything to do with that Steam hack a few weeks ago? Maybe got a hold of his user/pass which is the same on both services.

M1chl2577d ago

This is actually a interesting idea...

bozebo2576d ago (Edited 2576d ago )

^ is how most people get "hacked"

or keyloggers/man-in-the-middle

Also, MS connects your xbl or 'live' account to loads of other MS related stuff, I can log into xbl with 3 of my different passwords lol.

Though er, the steam community doesn't store passwords in plaintext (vBulletin). I don't think any service/site does lol, that would be silly. Any site that uses a common forum system will be hacked at some point because there are people with access to the source code who will find vulnerabilities. I'm not sure why valve didn't have it custom programmed in-house lol (harder to hack if their programmers are good, or a lot easier if they suck).

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