IGN UPDATE: Microsoft Addresses Exploit

UPDATE: Microsoft has addressed concerns surrounding an alleged hacking trick as reported at IGN.

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-Mezzo-2322d ago

Seriously, they took all this time to inform us, I DEMAND AN APOLOGY "BOW".

SilentNegotiator2321d ago (Edited 2321d ago )

*Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap*

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 and not with Xbox Live"
If someone can snatch your XBL password via'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....

Godmars2902322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

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.

JellyJelly2322d ago

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 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 and not with Xbox Live.

killasder2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

an issue with 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)

Christopher2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

***The security issue is with and not with Xbox Live.***

Those are one and the same, though JellyJelly. If you can get authentication data from, 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.

StrongMan2322d ago


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?

yewles12322d ago

??????? Broken record? Really? NO addressing of the actual situation? NO updating CAPTCHA? It's the users' fault again? *pulsating head vein explodes*

Titanz2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

If your console can't read discs anymore (Xbox 360), is there anything I can do personally, to fix it myself?

killasder2322d ago

stems from a software company designing hardware lol... jk

Neko_Mega2322d ago

Wow, to bad this is alittle to late Microsoft. I already lost my first Xbox account.

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