You might’ve already heard that Halo 3′s producer Joe Tung has become the latest victim of XBox Live hackers ‘loling’ on the internet. There’s a lot of rumor and speculation floating around about the security of gamers’ XBox Live accounts. Well I’m here to dish the truth. It can be pretty easy to hack into some one’s account. So below you’ll find 3 easy ways to hack into someone’s XBox Live account (and how to avoid being punked yourself).
1. Make People Give You Their Account Information
Set up a dummy website advertising free access to Microsoft points, strategy guides, and pictures of naked women. People will hand over their account information without you having to do much work.
2. Get Someone to Trade Gamertags with You
You’ll always find someone who wants to access parts of a game they haven’t beaten yet and achievements they didn’t work for. Find a group of people trading gamertags and account information. Once you join you’ll have access to multiple accounts.
3. Just Take a Wild Guess
Once you’ve spent time gaming with someone online you’ll notice that people naturally give away personal information. Perhaps they mention the name of the girl they’re seeing, the name of their hometown or their favorite movie. People tend to select obvious passwords. And given everyone’s tendency to use the same password for every service:
Once you get one password you’ve probably got them all. You can reek havoc on someone’s amazon, gmail, facebook, yahoo, twitter, etc
So as you can see it’s almost too easy to hack into someone’s account. You might want to protect yourself by not giving your account information away. Does this really need to be said?