XBOX LIVE Security Proofs

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Sel Feena
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XBOX LIVE Security Proofs

Post by Sel Feena » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:31 am

Signed in to LIVE on my XBOX today after a break and found a message about 'Proofs' in my inbox. Apparently I needed to set 2 different ways for them to send codes to me. Christ, what a nuisance. And the 'text' option just...Does. Not. Work. :x

I could understand if my account was set with credit card info, but it isn't - I just buy MSP vouchers at a shop when I want some. I did recently set up a Jap account and buy some DLC, so maybe that triggered it? In the end I created 2 Hotmail accounts on the spot and used them! :lol:

Anyone else go through this kerfuffle?
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Re: XBOX LIVE Security Proofs

Post by MattyC64c » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:41 am

The idea of the 'proofs' is to insure you can easily retrieve your account should you forget the login information. All you need is either an alternative email address or a phone number. You can also add a 'Trusted PC' to your proofs.

Problem is many users forget their email address or password. This is an little extra security for your Xbox LIVE account.

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Sel Feena
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Re: XBOX LIVE Security Proofs

Post by Sel Feena » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:48 am

I see, so it's optional then? Bloody thing didn't sound like it. Ah, whatever, just felt like a pain.
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Re: XBOX LIVE Security Proofs

Post by Negative Creep » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:29 am

XBL has more security layers than my bank..........
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Re: XBOX LIVE Security Proofs

Post by DoraemonTheCat » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:35 am

Negative Creep wrote:XBL has more security layers than my bank..........
That's a GOOD thing - look at the PS3 account hack fiasco!

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Re: XBOX LIVE Security Proofs

Post by ironmonger » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:15 pm

My account was logged into a year ago, £40 worth of points spent and they tried to buy MORE with my expired credit card details. The more security the better afaic.

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