reply to post by xDeadcowx
Except now you don't event need the victim's console to be remotely compromised to access personnal data / stuff...
This xbox uses clouded accounting. You need to be connected to the internet to assign your game to your Gamertag, but all your settings and probably
some of your documents/data will now be stored remotely in the cloud.
So, if the cloud gets compromised, it doesn't matter if your console is "locally secure and not accessible from outside your network", your data
will be compromised with the cloud.
And this already occured in the past, even if it was without clouding so with a bit less informations to leak.
No system is 100% secure. So now, in addition to the "local risk hack" you also have to rely on the cloud's security.
Sorry, but no. I prefer to rely on myself for this, I don't want my datas to be on a cloud, and I don't want to require to change my local password
if the cloud gets compromised.
I completely boycott both ps4 and xbox3 for 2 reasons: 1) The low-end hardware they choosed to bundle into it, it's just a shame to make a console
with less raw power than the previous generation (with both ps4 and xbox, the GPU is better than the previous one, they both include more ram, but
they both include a #ty cpu compared to the previous generation. Those console will both have CPUs we actually put into low-end netbooks. That's why
none of them are retrocompatible. It will sure give better visual results, but it's not a stunning difference like it was from 2 generations ago to
previous generation. Those consoles cpus will quickly show their limitations after the "brand new shiny" effect attenuate in the point of view of
The 2nd reason of my boycott, is the abuse of intrusive (not necessarely privacy intrusivity, more like "Immersion intrusivity" social/online
functions. I don't want to have alerts displayed on the screen when I play games like the ps4 will do, I don't care about sharing videos of my
gameplay, I don't want to receive annoying skype calls when I play, I want to be left alone when I play. I don't want to watch tv while playing, so
I don't care about all those physical and online gadgets / gizmos. I want a console to play videogames, so i'll stick with my PS3, 360, and my Wii
U, which is not revolutionnary, but which at least has the decence to still be a gaming device, and not an internet frontend device, and it's also
the only of the 3 consoles which provides better hardware for every componnent in it compared to its predecessor, unlike ps4 and crapbox one...
I only hope enough people will boycott both of these consoles for Sony and MS to requestion themselves about their approach about gaming, and re-do
"real" consoles for the next generation, but i'm not optimist about it unfortunately.
This generation is made for investors and distributors, not for gamers. Most features they have, it's editors / devs studios who requested them, MS
and Sony asked THEM what they want for this generation (Confessed by Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft's CEO during an interview after the ps4 conference), not
to actual PLAYERS.
Most of what the end-user (aka the player) will get with this generation is dust in eyes (not sure about the accuracy of the expression's
translation... I mean "Poudre aux yeux" in french, (it describes something that looks impressive, but that is not so impressive if you look with a
I highly encourage people to boycott those two systems, not necessarely only for the "online spying potential paranoia", there are enough other
reasons to boycott, even if the paranoia seems quite justificated at this point.
If these consoles are successfull on the market, MS and Sony won't requestion themselves, and re-adopt a similar approach for the next generation,
probably even pushing even more far the controversal/scandalous things. The only way to stop that is to show them we don't want that. and there's no
better way to show them that than not buying their products. If it succeeds, i'm afraid it would mean that the videogaming will be doomed during the
next decade, since it already has been in bad shape for a few years.