Microsoft reveals Xbox Live security updates
In the past year, a number of Xbox Live subscribers have seen their accounts taken over by hackers. In the past, Microsoft has denied that their Xbox Live servers have been breached by cyber attacks and instead have blamed outside attacks, such as phishing scams, as the reasons for these issues.
Today, in a post on the Xbox.com website, Alex Garden, the general manager of Xbox Live, has given an update on Microsoft's efforts in improving security for Xbox Live accounts. A recent Xbox Live software update, " ... included many behind the scenes improvements that help us build on security enhancements for the near future", according to Garden. He did not give any specifics.
Microsoft has also made efforts to remove public postings of Xbox Live "gamertags, usernames and passwords" that have been gathered by hackers. He added, "We’re sending unique codes to the security phone numbers and secondary email addresses provided by members to verify authorization for Xbox.com purchases or account change attempts not stemming from a member’s trusted device."
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