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Nick has been a gamer since the 8-bit days and has been reporting on the games industry since 2011. Don't interrupt him while he's questing through an RPG or watching the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers or Flyers. Follow Nick Santangelo on Twitter.
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Microsoft quietly bolsters Xbox Live security
8 years ago

Microsoft quietly bolsters Xbox Live security

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Microsoft, in an attempt to prevent Xbox Live accounts from being compromised, has apparently added more rigorous security standards to Xbox.com, according to a report emanating from Eurogamer. Certain malicious individuals were previously able to gain access to other users’ XBL accounts by using what is known as a “brute-force method.” The site was allowing said parties to infinitely attempt Windows Live ID passwords — a process that was automated by use of a script.

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