Researcher says used Xboxes can be hacked for credit card information
Restoring an Xbox 360 console to factory settings doesn’t solve personal information problems because that isn’t enough to remove your personal information. The researcher Ashley Podhradsky of Drexel University said his team had successfully collected data from credit cards of Xbox modding which was restored using simple tools.
Podhradsky says Microsoft “does a great job in protecting their confidential information, but does so with the protection of user data” In particular, it highlights what it considers a long history of misleading information .
The software allowed access to files and folders console, allowing them to extract the information that had not been cleaned, even by the authorized dealer of Microsoft. The process was published in August 2011 Proceedings of the U.S. Conference of Information Systems.
“When you go and reformat your computer, like a Windows system, it tells you all of your data that will be erased. In actuality that’s not accurate – the data is still available. “ Fortunately, you can disinfect an Xbox hard drive by connecting to your computer and run a program like Darik’s Boot & Nuke . Podhradsky not seem to have published research on other consoles.