Researchers Find Xbox 360 Privacy Flaw
Credit card data can still be accessed on a console following a factory reset.
According to Kotaku, researchers at Drexel University recently discovered that a user's credit card data can be accessed on an Xbox 360 console even after a factory reset.
"The researchers at Drexel carried out a case study, which highlighted the problem," writes Geek.com's Natalie Shoemaker.
"They purchased a refurbished Xbox 360 from a Microsoft-authorized retailer, and found through downloading a basic modding tool they could access files and folders stored on the drive," Shoemaker writes. "Most importantly, however, they were able to excavate the original owner’s credit card information."
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