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Done using the old Xbox 360? Don’t throw it away yet, because now the researchers suggest that the hackers can steal your credit card information through your Xbox 360.
According to a recent research that was done by a group of researchers at Drexel University, they have managed to reach the credit card information in a Microsoft Xbox 360, even when it was reset to factory settings.
“Microsoft does a great job of protecting their proprietary information, but they don’t do a great job of protecting the user’s data.” researcher Ashley Podhradsky, said to Kotaku.
Podhradsky suggest that the best way to get rid of these personal details is to hook up the Xbox 360′s hard drive into a PC and wiping everything out using a software like Darik’s Boot & Nuke.
[Via: Hackers Can Steal Credit Card Information From Your Old Xbox, Experts Tell Us Kotaku]
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