UPDATE: Microsoft has addressed concerns surrounding an alleged Xbox.com hacking trick as reported at IGN.
Seriously, they took all this time to inform us, I DEMAND AN APOLOGY "BOW".
*Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap* lol Didn't Geoff get his account compromised not long ago? I mean, Geoff doesn't come off as a genius, but do we really think he got his video game password "phished"? I honestly thought that all of these reports in the past were due to people not being careful with their info, but the reports have ramped up lately and high profile people like Geoff getting phished doesn't seem all that likely - it's not like Geoff is going to fall for a "Free XBL Points!!" site. "The security issue is with xbox.com and not with Xbox Live" - If someone can snatch your XBL password via Xbox.com....isn't it kinda one in the same? Aren't you able to manage your funds and stuff on there, too? Access the information you plugged in before? Seems like an XBL security issue to me....
Am I the only one hearing them trying to say that there was a security breach, but there was no security breach? Or rather while there have been numerous individual cases of compromised security, there has been no general compromise of security? The barn doors only open a bit, rather than wholly flung open. Big difference. I'm sure that the bigger question will soon be how long have they been aware that at the very least the barn door was unlocked.
Yes. You are the only one. "Microsoft can confirm that there has been no breach to the security of our Xbox Live service. The online safety of Xbox LIVE members remains of the utmost importance, which is why we consistently take measures to protect Xbox LIVE against ever-changing threats." "Microsoft also specifically states, "This is not a 'loophole' in Xbox.com. The hacking technique outlined is an example of brute force attacks and is an industry-wide issue." In addition, it reiterated that account compromises are often a result of phishing scams and malware used to snatch your password." The security issue is with xbox.com and not with Xbox Live.
an issue with xbox.com which leads to xbox live accounts being hacked.. so dont try to sugar coat it!!! there is a security breach but they nor the media will admit it.. users are constantly loosing funds from accounts but yet there is no big "report" as with psn breach.. remember no user got funds stolen in the psn hack.. (so which 1 is worse)
***The security issue is with xbox.com and not with Xbox Live.*** Those are one and the same, though JellyJelly. If you can get authentication data from Xbox.com, then you gain it for XBL as well. ***The hacking technique outlined is an example of brute force attacks and is an industry-wide issue.*** I'm extremely surprised if they don't have IDS/IDP in place to detect, alert, and prevent these sort of attacks. This is an industry-wide standard for Web-based applications. There's no way they don't have multiple detection and prevention systems set up for brute force, so I think they are greatly simplifying the issue while ensuring that it has nothing to do with direct access to data.
Killasder, Exactly. You couldn't play online for a month when PSN was hacked and nobody's money was stolen but on XBL, which is a paid service, people are getting hacked and having their money stolen so which is worse? Would you want to not be able to play online for a month or would rather have your money and credit card info stolen? Where's the outrage from the media?
*Sigh* People don't read...
??????? Broken record? Really? NO addressing of the actual situation? NO updating CAPTCHA? It's the users' fault again? *pulsating head vein explodes*
If your console can't read discs anymore (Xbox 360), is there anything I can do personally, to fix it myself?
stems from a software company designing hardware lol... jk
Wow, to bad this is alittle to late Microsoft. I already lost my first Xbox account.
It's 'an industry wide problem' indeed...one that's been solved for years with login locks and email notification after x number of failed attempts.
I really don't pay for live anymore. If I feel the need to play XBLive then I'll get a 1 month card.
Summary: It's all your fault :D
I don't know why they can't crack down on this. Some new security features would be a big help. Implement a feature like Steam Guard when logging in from a new system or browser. It doesn't solve the problem, but it's an added layer of defense. Or offer the user the option to require a final purchase verification from the console associated with the account. Seems like there is a lot of things MS could do to provide a little more protection.
I think this highlights a severe flaw in Microsoft's security, but because it's not inconviencing people on a wide basis, it's not a big deal for the media. There's no way to present this as a major issue to the uninformed, while something like PSN down has a direct, widespread, end user issue. Sadly, even after PSN was hacked, a number of other companies in the gaming industry also got hacked and things like this just highlight that no one is taking user security seriously... until they're forced to.
No this outlines what people having been saying all along. If Micrsoft was the one that got hacked last year you would have NEVER heard the end of it. Look at the reaction to THIS and it makes you laugh how people changed their tune. Evil
Sadly, here's the issue, Microsoft have all the hindsight here, but there's still security issues with a function as basic as a log in.
hey 5 years old stop giving your password
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