Microsoft recentlyfound and corrected a flaw involving their Xbox Live online gaming platform. The corporation behind the Xbox console series noted the unwanted leakage of email addresses from Xbox users.
The Xbox Live bug has emerged in all the current and up-to-date Xbox consoles available, such as the Xbox One and the recently announced Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which were unveiled on November 12 last year. This caused hackers to be able to enter Xbox users’ email addresses that were recorded on Xbox Live accounts.
An unknown programmer claimed the bug might discover and see the users’ email addresses connected to their own gamertags. After two email addresses, Microsoft checked the claim. The hacker just produced the bug only a few minutes before and made exclusively for testing purposes.
Another unidentified hacker who also contacted Motherboard pursued that and claimed that the flaw was found in the Xbox Live compliance platform that Xbox owners and players use to get a certain means of connecting and engaging with the company’s governing body behind the existing system of the console.
Motherboard then reached out to Microsoft, but at first, the Microsoft Security Response Center or the MSRC did not deem the identified bug a significant security issue, claiming it somehow did not count for the service scope of the MSRC. MSRC also found out that even email addresses are somehow treated as private and confidential details, seeing little way of monitoring the primary identification of the users who recorded the email addresses on the system.
But they’ve always fixed the error, reported a spokesman. An upgrade was published by the organization in order to help protect customers.” according to a study by entertainment and culture platform Vice.
Earlier Security Leaks Concerns
The game Genshin Effect was also in the hot seat not long before this dilemma arose. Issues of leaked the private details of its players also grew to infamy. The related email addresses are semi-covered with asterisks, so anybody who might try to log in random usernames on the game’s password recovery scheme might see and view the cell phone numbers that were registered.
It was also the users from the Genshin Effect group who found the issue when they began presenting their impressions on the official Reddit page of the game. As of today, the problem has now been solved. Certain players no longer registering and connecting their cell phone numbers to ensure the privacy and protection of their own records.