[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. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/hacked-xbox-live-member-says-brute-force-attacks-are-possible-57254/](http://www.myce.com/news/hacked-xbox-live-member-says-brute-force-attacks-are-possible-57254/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
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?
The problem is this:
Cyber crooks need only click the â€œtry with another Live IDâ€ option to reset the counter to zero.
They can of course built in ip checking amongst other stuff like timers for the same account.