Online gaming is on a high swing these days. Since the craze for gaming has shown an abrupt rise, people keep on buying the elite features of the gaming services and the games. For this purpose, you have to enter your credit card or account details as per the mode of payment. Hence it is a wise concern whether the details of your account will remain confidential. Are the security measures strong enough to avoid any sort of breach? Well this is a serious concern because your real life account is put to stake.
Not only this, most of the professional gamers are more concerned about their game profile which if hacked, can result in the loss of all the achievements thus far and would leave the passionate gamer in all sorts of despair. The article focuses on the security measures and concern for Xbox LIVE (XBL) service which is one of the big guns among the leading online gaming services.
Well Microsoft has implemented numerous tough security procedures on the XBL service to ensure a high level of reliability to the customers. Two years back, it banned the “suspected” consoles from using the service. Such consoles with unknown origin or modified firmware could not use the service anymore. This was done in order to protect the partners as well as users. The initiative also prevented the access of the service from modified machines which were earlier reported to skip the security barriers successfully.
Despite a lot of intensive efforts of Microsoft towards improving the security measures, recently there have been a lot of rumors arising regarding the security breach of Xbox LIVE. These rumors are yet to be confirmed officially by the Microsoft although many users claim in their blogs that Microsoft has admitted the breach. Many users complain about their Windows LIVE email ids and gamertags being hacked. However the truth behind the curtain is not yet unveiled whether such breaches have occurred due to the blunder of the users or there is some serious flaw in the security of Xbox LIVE.
The bottom-line is despite many efforts of Microsoft, cases of security breaches are being observed. However most of the techies are of opinion that more than half of such cases arise because of the users’ negligence. So it is really wise to be cautious before entering into this virtual ultimate gaming experience to save yourself from dents it may cause in your real life. After all this is all what an end user can do and let the company to do its own job. So Happy Gaming!
Article written by P Hartley who handles PR for [url not allowed]