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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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ziggurcat4467d ago

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

jimbobwahey4467d ago

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

kreate4466d ago

Why do ppl treat microsoft different from sony?

DigitalRaptor4466d ago (Edited 4466d 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 http://www.hackedonxbox.com... 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_Kaliso4464d 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.

DigitalRaptor4467d ago (Edited 4467d 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: http://www.hackedonxbox.com...

hardcorehippiez4466d 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.

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Microsoft's Xbox gaming handheld will fail unless someone else makes it

Despite Microsoft's experience in hardware manufacturing, I don't trust it not to fumble its first gaming handheld device which may eventually lead to a successor not getting released.

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LG_Fox_Brazil3d ago

Unless it has some fature that really makes it standout I don't think someone who wants a handheld will pick it when the Switch 2 is just around the corner and the Steam Deck offers a huge library with much better prices worldwide

OtterX2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Especially since the existing PC handhelds (Steam Deck, ROG Ally, etc) can already run Gamepass. I don't have a Steam Deck yet, but I did see Forza Horizon 5 already running pretty well on it natively, so I'd imagine most XBox exclusives on Steam would run pretty well too. The most Microsoft could do is try to brute force a more expensive, higher power handheld. I doubt it would do well if that were the case.

ABizzel12d ago

This has been my point. It’s too little too late, and there are too many options out now that can already do the same thing with similar or better tech, in a similar price-range. A best case scenario for them is slightly above Steam-Deck performance at $100 less, but that’s not a huge selling point for anyone who has already jumped into the handheld PC market, and people still on the fence. Or go the other route of as cheap as possible but making it a streaming only device around $199.

It would do well and reach over 1m sold just because of the Xbox branding, but their consoles are already selling less and less (by the looks of it), so I don’t see a handheld being this great savior for them.

They simply need to rebrand one of the Surface tablets into the device with dedicated controls and more gaming focused, and call it a day instead of heavily investing in a handheld

VariantAEC2d ago

I'm guessing Xbox Wireless will be a streaming system like PS Portal. And yes I fully expect their portable Xbox to be given a really stupid name like "Wireless." Maybe even a dumber name like the Xbox Series W.

Jingsing2d ago

Doesn't make much sense to have a handheld that is locked down to the Xbox ecosystem when the PC handheld can run everything. I'm sure the same people that bought the Xbox fridge will give Microsoft their free money though.

XBManiac2d ago

Microsoft handheld Qualcomm based... you will see it next year... and you will see it sink.

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The Xbox showcase brought the E3 magic

After having to prove itself for years, Xbox doubled down and pulled it off..

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GaboonViper13d ago

Yep Xbox absolutely knocked it out of the park with that stunning show, it was everything a gaming showcase should be, games games and games, well done team Xbox.

CrimsonWing6912d ago

It really did. Like I came out of that with the hype for new games I haven’t felt since… well the better years of E3.

monkey60212d ago

It was without a doubt one of the better showcases in years. There was plenty there that excited me. Something has been lacking in years on all platforms

EasilyTheBest12d ago

It was an amazing showcase I loved everything about it. Can't wait to play some of those games.
What's going on. 4 comments & no negatives yet. Wow, what's going on with N4G.