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Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about Xbox hacking

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____/ nessuno on Sunday 21 Feb 2010 14:43 : \____

> <Quote>
> 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...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...
> Malware - usually in the form of fake point generators - often comes
> into play. "Fake points generators that run on your PC promise free
> Microsoft points in return for your login details," Boyd explained.
> "Of course, what happens is your data is sent back to base via email
> should you enter it into the program. Typically, the phishers will
> also hijack YouTube accounts and place fake 'it works' messages on the
> videos promoting them [phishing tricks]," he added.
> </Quote>
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/21/xbox_hacking_phishing_analysis/
> Good thing you can't do your banking from an Xbox.

Right after the DRM/TPM crack that affected Xbox 360! Bad times...

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