The lights are on
In addition to streamlining acceptance of the terms for minors, the new legal agreement will ask users to commit to keeping contact information current. According to Microsoft, this helps protect users’ accounts from fraud.
This information will be used to match up against the data on file with third-parties to ensure that access is appropriate and not fraudulent. Microsoft advices that users ensure they have complete access to their accounts now and that all security proofs, like phone numbers and alternate email addresses, are current.
[Source: Xbox Wire]
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Eh, I usually keep this stuff up-to-date anyways.
Well for the past two months or so it keeps asking me every time I log in to check to make sure all my info is correct which is annoying as h e double hockey sticks. So I have to log out of my profile and back in so it goes away :-(
I'm glad MS is giving the heads up and caring about security for Live users.
Not so keen on the "sharing with third-party content providers". But knowing most of these companies, I think they do it anyways. Having been in the military I know my Social Security number is all over the place, so I'm surprised I don't get identity theft.
just in case NSA needs a information check. haha!
While the more security they add is annoying, I had my XBOX Live account hacked a couple years ago and it was the worst thing ever! I could not play any games unless I did not want to save them because I had no username. It lasted for a couple months because of issues with the customer service department. It was such an awful experience, top 5 in my life.