Xbox Live: 'Password' & '12345' Most Commonly Hacked Codes - Microsoft

Tom Hopkins

Xbox General Manager Alex Garden wants gamers to better protect their accounts against fraudulent activity.

Published on Jul 18, 2012

Breached Xbox Live accounts are most commonly found to have weak passwords such as 'Password' or '12345' according to Xbox General Manager Alex Garden.

"Help the people in your life who may be less security savvy by sharing suggestions like not using common words for passwords," Garden wrote in his latest Xbox security blog.

"We’ve worked hard these last several months to further protect our members’ accounts, and more is still to come," he added, explaining that MS has "taken legal action to pull down online posts of gamertags, usernames and passwords gathered from malware or phishing schemes," and has more behind the scenes security features planned for the Spring Xbox update.

"I encourage everyone to take five minutes today to check your security information and update it if necessary," Garden concluded. "If you have any lost or stolen security proofs, update them now to prevent any interruptions to your Xbox LIVE service in the future."



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