Offical xbox support member assures users that xbox live has NOT been hacked.
Good news. I wouldn't want anyone to experience what happened to PSN users such as myself when PSN got hacked.
Disagree fairies again
No one cares about PSN here that is why he is getting disagrees. False sentiments used to suggest the 360 has been comprised or could have been conveniently right after PSN was attacked suggests people were on the sidelines hoping XBL was hacked. You know how many psn hacked articles I visited? 1!!!!! Being Hacked is bad, stealing so many card numbers and other personal info is what got governments of the world involved.
Just wondering kingdoms, how many card numbers were stolen?
Oh I believe you MS... I believe you.
Xbox live was never said to be hacked, a title suggested it the other day(get hits of course), if you actually read the article you would know that XL wasn't hacked, some other site got hacked and users had the same email and password as their xbox account(idiots)
@thugbob- Agreed. Good news it was not hacked into. For those who were already applauding these idiots for trying to hack into XBL; grow up. For those who applauded when the PSN got hacked; grow up too! Were you happy becuase of the make believe console wars? tsk No system is completely hack free...No one should have their info stolen...I repeat no one. Lets hope they eventually catch these fools.
this needs to be approved asap so people know not to worry -_-
confirmed xboxlive is superior due to unhackable technology
i cant tell if your being sarcastic or actually serious
Let me help. http://www.merriam-webster....
Actually Microsoft servers uses SSL, so everything on there servers are encrypted and the servers are at a controlled facility Microsof uses 2048 bit encrytion, it would take trillions of years, wait....it would never be possible to decrypt 2048 bit encryption. Microsoft is committed to helping protect the security of the information we collect. We use a variety of encryption technologies and security procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Please click here to learn more. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION At Microsoft, we take the security of your personal information very seriously. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Additionally, if we transmit sensitive personal information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. If you manage to hack Microsoft servers, you can't do anything since the information is encrypted :D
experienced hackers will find ways around though.
HAHAHAHAHA that is funny, You can not break 2048 bit encryption, its not possible. For 128-bit 2^128 2 multiplied by 2 128 times over. = 339,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000 (give or take a couple trillion...) I do not feel like doing the math but if there is a possible 339,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000 combinations for 128 bit, guess how many combinations there are for 2048 bit?
Trillions of years, you say? Challenge accepted.
Yeah its a double edge sword when it comes to XBL security in a way. Some devs do not like to deal with MS closed network, but it does wonders on the security side of the house.
Wolfram that shit, dude!
CIA should hire xlive engineers.
"You can not break 2048 bit encryption, its not possible. " Wtf happened to running program calculations? >_> It's possible, it's just a damn long, long time. Don't confuse possibility, with likelihood.
@MRHARDON lol you're so silly. May i add that microsoft don't use it for everything. There's still things known as bypassing and rooting. Also please link me to the source of which security they use for what, im interested(genuinely)
When you go to Xbox.com, Press Privacy Statement http://www.xbox.com/en-US/ Then it will link you to here http://privacy.microsoft.co... Microsoft is Truste verified, that means they use encryption of your CC info, personal info on everything, even Xbox Live. It would take a trillion years to break into 128 bit encryption. So if I did the math correctly, it would take exactly 16 trillion years to break into 2048 bit. https://www.verisign.com/ss... And FYI, Bill Gates is probley alot smarter then all the hackers out there, he is not stupid to allow a hacker who lives in there moms basement into his servers. Not going to happen.
lololol Google search Live + Hacked About 41,000,000 results (0.14 seconds) First page 2nd hit ============================= ====== Digital Munition's Finisterre also made a note about the lack of support from Microsoft: I just got off the phone with a Microsoft Tech for Xbox live that has confirmed this to with me and they have stated that accounts are being stolen and that "Hackers have control of Xbox live and there is nothing we can do about it." ============================= ======== The date of that article is Mar 20 2007, 3 days before Sony even launched the PS 3 in Europe, let alone PSN. lol This year alone, the guy who bans people from live had his Live account hacked, as did Major Nelson, as did Michael Pachter. The difference with Sony is that the first time they sensed a breach they shut down the whole network and rebuilt the servers.. Microsoft just gave up all those years ago and simply said there was nothing they could do about it. So much for your 128bit encryption.
So who disagreed with me? Here.. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/s... is the article I qouted here.. ============================= Xbox Live hacked, accounts stolen By Ryan Naraine | March 20, 2007, 2:01pm PDT ============================= ==== is the headline/note date. In case you can't get your mummies to type in search "Banhammer + Live account hacked" http://www.networkworld.com... Or Major Nelson + Live account hacked http://uk.xbox360.gamespy.c... actually Major Nelson was last year "March 2010", third aniversary of the first one. Lol Or Michael Pachter http://www.hotbloodedgaming... Face facts kiddies, this is worse than the random attacks, hackers are going over Live like it's some cheap crack whore and attacking any individual they like.
dude you're talking about accounts being hacked. Anyone can brute force specific accounts given a few days. all it is is guess and check. OR these fools in your articles fell victim to phishing schemes. which people weren't aware of back in 2007 like they are today WE are talking about xbox live itself. completely different.
@Ding What you're talking about with the accounts being hacked is typically Social Engineering where someone will go through a persons emails and whatnot to figure out important passwords and emails. Major Nelson's and I believe Stepto's as well were both "hacked" because the "Hacker" got their password through social engineering on their blogs.
i'll just string toghether a few ps3's with their über SPE's and start cracking that 2048 bit encryption. would problably be done in 4 maybe 5 seconds.
Nothing is hack proof.
Your right, nothing is....it would only take a few trillion years to even go through 339,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000 possible combintions. But that is only for 128 BIT, what about 2048 bit combination? It would take hundreds of trillions of years to go though the possible combinations. So, your right, nothing is hack proof....it would only take a few hundred trillion years to hack it.
...You just pulled that out of your ass didnt you?
You do realise a CPU these days could go through trillions of combinations in possibly under an hour?
Well we will see if Xbox Live gets hacked or not, if it does, it does, if it doesnt, it doesnt.
Not this time, not this time.
Is it weird that to me, a one-bubble is the most recognizable user on N4G?
thats because kon makes it his business to enlighten us with his comments
Kon has Spoken!
All hail Kon!
Or maybe they didn't root the info from XBL directly.. which may be more worrying as it means some how they've create a way of phising xbl details externally.. they had user info/passwords/twitter details and if im not wrong even the paypal details of these people
Well honestly, I follow Lulz on twitter to keep up with the latest hacking they do to be sure I can stay "protected," they never said they hacked live.
This isn't a confirmation. This is a support forum team member. He's not even on the security team. It's like asking MS customer support for stock tips... lmao.
Do you really think microsoft would allow an OFFICAL XBOX SUPPORT member to start giving out false information not only on the xbox website but also on twitter, facebook and other website..
What I am saying is you should take what a support forum member says with a grain of salt because they are the last to know if there's a breach in security. Plus their job is to keep the calm. I'm not saying that Xbox Live was hack or not. I really don't care. I just wouldn't trust the word of the support team in a forum of all places.
exactly, i believe lulz more than a support team member
Although I agree a support team member isn't very far up the chain, this person does work for Microsoft. Even if this support team member didn't have accurate information,your comment made me think of a recent situation in the news. There were people who had to hear confirmation from a terrorist organization before they believed our president when he said osama bin Laden had been killed.....
Since there is some confusion, I will repost for the third time what I said before: "The hacker group Lulz Security is claiming it released log-in information for 62,000 private internet accounts Thursday, including Facebook, PayPal, dating sites, Xbox Live and Twitter." "Responding to the news Friday, PayPal Canada stressed through a spokesman that its site security has in no way been breached. "The hacker acquired usernames and passwords via another, less secure site, and is encouraging criminals to try the username/password combinations on PayPal.com." link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/cana...
@gamingdroid - Bingo! It's sounds like a 3rd party site got hacked into.
You believed the first story that had no specific validity to it, but on the contrary you want to scrutinize this story. I doubt it happened, but it is not impossible because anything can be hacked into.
Ummm.... Ok? Did I miss something? Are these silly little hackers at it again?
what is with your avatar troll?
Maybe it means Playstation Network is off limits and he is protecting it? lol If not THAT then what possible message could he be sending??? ;)
LMAO! Now avatar pics mean people are trolling? I have both PS3/360. I like the pic because when MS went through the RROD there were a lot of RROD pics. So PSN goes down and I put a PSN pic. MS and Sony take my money they don't pay me to be a fan, lol.
*Rolls eyes*. LOL MS REP.
They really need to stop hacking for gamers info. They really need to get a girlfriend. If they did I doubt they would be doing this unless their girlfriends are also into it.
Per usual, if you don't hear it from MS themselves, or SONY or Nintendo or a creditable source, then move on until you do.
no point in trying to inform the ps3 fanboys on this site anyway. they believe xbl was hacked even before reading the articles. same thing that happened when some douche fell for a phishing scam and the overloaded xbl servers in 07'. apparently it was all "hacked" SMH
But Sunhammer said they were next!
That headline is misleading. I don't see anything in that linked post that says Xbox Live wasn't hacked. Maybe it was and Microsoft just doesn't know it yet. Either way maybe everyone on Xbox Live should change their password.
Microsoft would know if somebody hacked Xbox Live.
As long as Xbox LIVE isn't down for a whole month...
Bullshit... Thats damage control........
now everyone wishes live was hit, thats a shame especially when the community wasnt anywhere near as bad as they could have been ripping on ps3 owners, so now it shouldnt be done to the live users, this isnt a joke or something funny, many of us here where bothered that ps3 was hacked and you guys couldnt play. why would you wish the same on others.
because many feel if any company should be hacked it should be MS and XBL as it would mean more proof to them that MS should leave the gaming business and also to rub it in xbox fanboys faces that LIVE was just as easily hacked as sony's network.
@badkolo Now you're generalising. Not everyone wants Live to be hit, and yes the community was awful when the PS3 got hit. Sensationalism ran rampant in the media (IGN) and on here. I remember how people scoffed at the idea that this could happen to anyone & not just Sony but it was all "OtherOS" this and "GeoHotz" that. Yet sure enough...BioWare, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Epic, Bethesda, Sega have all been attacked as well. I'm not happy about this, I was afraid of it.
What exactly is verified? Lack of info on that second post. Is the hack verified or that a hack has not happened verified. And it took one minute for them to find this out? The first post being at 1109 and the second being at 1110??? And the fact it came from a support member and not an official release makes it seem a Little fishy...
How comes an Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii are white consoles and the PS3 is a black console and it ends up stealing your details...LOOOL sorry couldn't resist saw the joke on some site.
My 360 and Wii are both black, Chief.
Super... your an idiot.
Keep trying guys, if you wish hard enough, who knows. Live = still hack free.
Notice the MUCH smaller coverage of this sorry...this site is totally full of shit!