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Xbox Live isn't being hacked though... It's just social engineering. For that reason, it isn't nearly as bad as what happened to PSN.

Social engineering happens everywhere. If the victim gives out portions of the information vital to account recovery, then maybe you shouldn't have made that information public to begin with.
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Xbox Live isn't being hacked though... It's just social engineering. For that reason, it isn't nearly as bad as what happened to PSN.

Social engineering happens everywhere. If the victim gives out portions of the information vital to account recovery, then maybe you shouldn't have made that information public to begin with.
not in my case. something tells me that there is some new tech or way of getting into other peoples Live accounts. I will only buy the actually ms point cards from this point forward. and make sure i use them asap.
Edited by Not A Good Idea - 10/14/11 at 12:59pm
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not in my case.
So you know exactly what happened then...?
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So you know exactly what happened then...?
Do you know what exactly happened??
    
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So hackers are actually hacking user accounts just to get a huge amount of code? lolwut? If they are good at things like this then they should be good at making their own code that they can use. Some people just take gaming to seriously.
    
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Having your Live account hacked and MS points wasted on FIFA and in-game accessosories isn't as bad as being unable to access PSN for a few weeks? I'd say it's worse. I didn't lose a thing when PSN was hacked.
Yeah, XBL will just refund the points.
Now PSN/Sony on the other hand, they had their passwords/information etc etc saved in plain text.
There is no excuse for that.
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Yeah, XBL will just refund the points.
Now PSN/Sony on the other hand, they had their passwords/information etc etc saved in plain text.
There is no excuse for that.
Thats not totally true....
Sony didn't encrypt the passwords but the passwords where hashed so they wern't stored in plain text...
    
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Yeah, XBL will just refund the points.
Now PSN/Sony on the other hand, they had their passwords/information etc etc saved in plain text.
There is no excuse for that.
Sony recommended that everyone changed their password after the hacking in April, the people who didn't change their password deserved what they got.
    
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Having your Live account hacked and MS points wasted on FIFA and in-game accessosories isn't as bad as being unable to access PSN for a few weeks? I'd say it's worse. I didn't lose a thing when PSN was hacked.
And BTW: If you get hacked and they charge money on your CC do this.

1. Declare Fraud via CC Company

2. Call MS and thell them

3. Wait 25 Days

4. Receive 1m XBOX live Free, and YOU KEEP ALL THE STUFF THEY BOUGHT (FOR FREE)
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I heard about this a few days ago but I thought it might be a rumour, its pretty crazy.
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