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Windows 7: Everything you ever wanted to know about Xbox hacking.

21 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Everything you ever wanted to know about Xbox hacking.

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Analysis Hacking and phishing threats that PC users have suffered for years are now becoming part and parcel of the online gaming experience for users of Microsoft's Xbox console.

Chris Boyd (AKA PaperGhost) - who recently joined Sunbelt Software as a security researcher and is a long-time dedicated gamer - has studied the growth of tricks designed to allow hackers to take over privileged Xbox accounts via social engineering or launch denial of service attacks against rivals.

He warns the development of serious malware and social engineering threats in the world of online gaming has made the environment as risky as other parts of the net. These threats are not being taken seriously enough by either gamers or the industry itself, Boyd warns.

Industry efforts are focused around combating piracy rather than hacking, the stealthier but arguably larger risk, while the majority of gamers remain ignorant of the hacking perils circulating in the games universe.

Microsoft made a big splash in November after it banned modders from Xbox Live, its online gaming service. However, little or nothing is heard of the many malicious packages designed to exploit the Xbox or its gamers.
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Xbox hacking ? The Register


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21 Feb 2010   #2
Ryan2320

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Very interesting,
But in the end it all comes down to the user..
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