View Full Version : xbox security holes online
06-04-2002, 03:07 PM
A report was done on xboxes security holes! It is a good read, and something everyone should read if you all plan to go online! Let me know what you think!
06-04-2002, 03:38 PM
Shouldn’t be a problem as long as people use a firewall and have incoming ports closed. It will still allow u to play online, but not host.
But there will be no need to host when Xboxlive comes out…
but good find
06-04-2002, 03:49 PM
This guy Andrew Huang is one smart cookie, but at least Microsoft is aware and I’m sure they knew something like this would happen. Hopefully it will be resolved before anything major happens, you can’t cook an omelet without breaking eggs.
06-04-2002, 07:37 PM
I don't know if MS thought of this, but all they'd have to do is establish a VPN connection between each XBOX and MS's servers. Yes, it would add some overhead to the connection but the connection would be secure. I hope they are already blocking all the unused ports.
06-04-2002, 10:22 PM
Personally, I think its a bs ploy to sell his board.
06-04-2002, 10:31 PM
I read this on the XBA main page, ant the quote of "What happens when the Xbox is connected to the internet?" is interesting to think about. Only interesting because he found that the serial number is actually stored in your xbox. So when you register your info with the serial number it is possible MS could "spy" to see what you play online...I really do think they would do that to get our opinions so they will know what we like. I dont really mind, as long as Xbox Live doesnt break away and starts talking to me trying to sell me something...
06-04-2002, 10:43 PM
whoa. i hope nothin screwie happens when it does go live.........
but i dont think it will
06-04-2002, 11:03 PM
He actually didn't accomplish much,, he just figured out How to run other OS* on the Xbox big Deal, so some dumb asses will buy an Xbox to run Lynux to "Annoy" Microsoft damn Hackers are stupid like Micrsoft could care, as far as Online Security , Xbox live will have "Military Encryption" so no worries,
And who cares if My serial Number is stored on my Xbox, its on My PC also, same with More personal information than a Serial number ,,, so what,,, and so what if they Know I play Stell Batallion more than DOA 3 Vollerball, ....
so what they know I record it to Video tape so I can Pause the good spots and then transfer the pics to my comp so I can enlarge them so I can get a better look at the goodies..........I think thats more information than anyone wanted to know....heheheh...just kidding around ,,,but I did think of it huh??
06-05-2002, 10:15 AM
I bet anything a hacker is going to take xbox live down or release sometype of virus that screws up peoples boxes.....
If you're talking about through the XBL service, it might be possible (I really don't know.)
However, I really don't care. If there is a virus transfered through the official service, I don't think that MS would have any other choice than to fix or replace the affected boxes.
I could be wrong, just my 2cents
06-05-2002, 11:09 PM
Honestly, why do the "computing elite" hate Microsoft? Note: When I use the word "hate" I mean burning, angry, resentful, animosity--and HATE! So why do they HATE Microsoft so badly that they want to "smite," hinder, and even sabatage Microsoft's operations? But most importantly, why do they feel justified in doing so? I think those hackers are dirty commies!:mad: :mad:
06-06-2002, 07:56 AM
There are many examples of people who hate those who are more successful than themselves.
Other people hate Microsoft because they think other products are superior and they resent it when other people don't share the same opinions.
Still others object to their business practices, which border on felonius.
The funny thing is that, at least as far as the game industry goes, none of the major players are innocent. Nintendo has a monopoly on the handheld market. Sony HAD a near-monopoly on the console market until November 2001.
06-06-2002, 01:33 PM
Why did this thread get moved? It doesn't pertain at all to XBC!
Microsoft is aggressive but why do the computing elite hate them? Do they just have a communist fetish for shareware?
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