New concerns over Xbox 360 security as credit card details retrieved

"More concerns have arisen over the security of Xbox 360 after it emerged that restoring the console to factory settings won’t necessarily remove your personal information. A team of university researchers successfully retrieved credit card data from an Xbox that had been recently refurbished. What’s even more alarming is that it was done with basic modifying tools.

The findings could set alarm bells ringing for consumers who have sold their Xbox 360 thinking they had successfully wiped the console of any personal data. Head of the Drexel University research team, Ashley Podhradsky, said the only way of being truly sure that all personal data had been deleted was by using a third-party data erasing program such as Darik’s Boot & Nuke."

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ziggurcat1667d ago

new concerns, yes, but no one is going to do anything about it because it's not sony.

jimbobwahey1667d ago

Typical Microsoft isn't it? Huge security flaws, so just make sure everyone keeps hush-hush about it at the customers expense.

kreate1667d ago

Why do ppl treat microsoft different from sony?

DigitalRaptor1666d ago (Edited 1666d ago )

I can't believe such a story hasn't blown up on N4G, let alone major news outlets. Sorry for calling conspiracy here (it's terrible, I know), but when Sony's network went down and no money was lost and no credit card information compromised and Sony actually gave their consumers compensation that they didn't need to do, they were still crucified by the media.

When things like this are happening where users actually had money stolen and some people still haven't got their money back after months, and this recent news surfaces, not a flutter of media backlash, or from the community and denial by Microsoft themselves. Something very worrying indeed.

hardcorehippiez (comment below) has it nailed.

Why are we not hearing more about this being publicized and made more public? Why is Sony always the one to get raped by the media and Microsoft issues get swept under the carpet? I fully expect to get sarcastic responses from MS fanboys, but this goes deeper than fanboy issues.

Tai_Kaliso1664d ago

There is nothing hush-hush about it, Microsoft has already came out and said its impossible for credit card info data to be stored on a HDD on the Xbox 360. Its a non story.

Sony fans are just dying for there to be a flaw in the security armor that is XBL, which is downright shameful really.

DigitalRaptor1667d ago (Edited 1667d ago )

Hmmm this is intriguing. More information that for some reason probably will never truly surface or be acknowledged.

Kind of like how this was ignored:

hardcorehippiez1667d ago

rest assured this will be swept under the carpet and forgot about , played down as its only a small minority and nothing will be done about it or much reporting. even though no actual credit card information was obtained in sony's breach because the whole network was pulled down to secure it it will be made a bigger deal of . if people cant see the media bias by now then they are burying their head in the sand and not choosing to see it because they themselves are bias and it doesnt involve their system of choice. its sickening the way the media acts this generation and in my opinion they are ruining gaming.