Microsoft beefs up Xbox Live's security to combat online fraud

By Matthew
Jul 19, 2012
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  1. With services being hacked left and right, Microsoft has acted on user feedback submitted in recent months by introducing new security measures to Xbox Live. Along with unexplained "security enhancements" implemented behind the scenes during Xbox Live's spring update, the……

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 674   +216

    I hope gamertags now have a reset time (maybe a week) so that it is not convenient to steal one...
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,364   +709

    it ticks me off that most of the time when we ask for increased security that companies increase security breach notifications. upgrade YOUR security, not the amount of times you tell us your security failed.
  4. This is very relevant to me. I just got my Xbox Live account hijacked by someone who seems to have put a stolen credit card on my account. Then they bought $250 worth of Microsoft Points. Does not matter to me because I never use credit cards with my xbox (just prepaid). I only realized I had been hijacked when I tried to add a prepaid code to my account, it would not take it because my account is locked down. Been on the phone with Microsoft for 3 days.

    Now I can't get Battlefield 3 Premium *facepalm*

    Gamertag: channelzero0

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