Hacked Xbox Live member says brute force attacks are possible

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Hacked Xbox Live member says brute force attacks are possible.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/01/dnMxK3.jpg[/newsimage]A slew of recent Xbox Live hackings might share a common theme, says a network infrastructure manager. Jason Coutee, who unceremoniously had his online account broken into and $100 worth of Microsoft Points pilfered, believes he's found a possible culprit: Microsoft's own Xbox Live web portal.


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Couldn’t brute force attacks be easily resolved? Lock out access to the account after 3 unsuccessful tries and send an info email to the email address of the gamertag account?


#3

The problem is this:

Cyber crooks need only click the “try with another Live ID” option to reset the counter to zero.
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They can of course built in ip checking amongst other stuff like timers for the same account.