Xbox LIVE General Manager Alex Garden says Microsoft has "worked hard these last several months" to bolster security measures on the online service.
The firm has made several improvements and changes to further protect your account and personal details in the aftermath of the widely-reported FIFA hacking outbreak.In Garden's words, here are some of the changes made:
-We've increased notifications to members whose accounts may be compromised to add proofs, update their passwords, and, if necessary, contact Xbox support. This helps our team lock down an account quickly, investigate and restore the account to the rightful owner.
- We've taken legal action to pull down online posts of gamertags, usernames and passwords gathered from malware or phishing schemes to help protect our members.
Our Xbox LIVE Spring update included many behind the scenes improvements that help us build on security enhancements for the near future.
- We're sending unique codes to the security phone numbers and secondary email addresses provided by members to verify authorization for Xbox.com purchases or account change attempts not stemming from a member's trusted device.
Garden goes on to recommend that you nip online today and change your MS password, if you haven't done so already. Particularly if your password is "password" or "12345", which are apparently still top of the most common passwords according to Garden.
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