Are Video Game Consoles the Next Big Target for Hackers?

Are Video Game Consoles the Next Big Target for HackersAccording to data published by Facebook, some 600,000 Facebook accounts are hacked a day. Social Media websites are a major target for hackers; but they’re joined by smartphones on the big-ticket-target list. But are the next-gen video game consoles next on the hacker hit list?


Over Christmas season in 2014, when many of the next-gen consoles were made available and brought home to the biggest swath of buyers since their release, a group of dedicated hackers worked to bring down the systems of both the Xbox and Playstation Live networks. They did so with a wide assault of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, or DDoS attacks. That could be bad enough on its own; but an entirely different hacking group repeated the attack the following Christmas.

Neither organization could prevent the hacks; and though there’s been great pressure for them to beef up their security systems, and despite updates, the systems continue to have specific vulnerabilities. And both systems collect sensitive user information: email usernames and passwords, credit card and billing information, and even logins for third-party services like cable television networks, Netflix, and others. Most game consoles also contain date of birth details, making them a massive potential payday for successful hackers: it’s relatively rare for email accounts, websites, or social media websites to offer all of these at once.

Many consoles are also linked to nearby computers and smart devices, so it could be relatively easy for potential console hackers, once they have command over a user’s gaming console, to gain entry to other smart devices in the home. The fact that a wide variety of socioeconomic, racial, and political groups are represented in the gamer category, coupled with the fact that the market share of gamers is growing, and that the largest demographic is represented by individuals with available discretionary income is likely to make the gamer category even more attractive to target to potential hackers.

All this might leave game console owners wondering just how to protect themselves and their personal information. After all, it’s not like there’s readily available spyware or virus protection available for most gaming consoles. How can users keep hackers from gaining access to their personal information?

The first step is usually to protect the entire network on which all a home’s smart-machines connect to. Good security should start at the router level, providing substantial firewalls to stop specific threats. It’s usually pretty easy to do; just log into your router’s administrative settings by opening a browser window and heading to the router’s internal IP address.

Your router manual should tell you precisely what that address is. Once there, you should easily be able to enable your router’s built-in firewall– something which the vast majority of end users never even get around to!

You can also heighten your console’s security in the native system settings and employing additional login securities requiring the controller-input of a code before logging in. As with two-factor authentication systems on traditional websites and apps, this might be a good way to stop remote hackers in their tracks.

If you can, avoid having your payment information saved on your Xbox One, and for an additional layer of security, you can consider modifying it’s record of your date of birth; even just having it one or two days off can give you another layer of protection, in the event that your user data is compromised. Xbox and Playstation both also aggressively release security patches remotely to their machines, which in some cases can be delayed. Whenever prompted, always opt to update your machines, rather than putting off the sometimes-lengthy process. You never know when doing so might quietly save you from a hacking attempt.

Temple Run – Popular Smart phone Game in the World

temple runTemple run the endless running, fun video game is developed and published by imangi studios. The husband and wife of Keith Shepherd and Natalia, produced, designed and programmed this game and the art work is done by Kiril Tchangov.

This game is the most popular game in the world of smart phone. Why it so popular because it is an ideal fermium model where the whole game is free to play and it includes creative controls. Every people similar to smaller one to adults are like to play this game because of its design and the curiosity to go to the next stage of the game. It gets the large impact from the people. This game not only attracts the people who are all playing, it also stimulates the people who are all listen. This is the major specialty of this game.

Interesting factors

Temple run has been a massive hit among the people because of its easy game play. This game is easy to understand and play but very tough to expert. It’s a performer control and adventurer game. The character he/she who stolen the treasure from a temple is pursued by the devilish monkey who would like to eat that character.

This is an endless running fun video game so it doesn’t has any end of the temple so player plays the character until he/she caught by the demonic monkey or the character get terminate. While the character he/she is running, the player is able to move the character in the sides of right/ left / jump by tilting your device. It helps to collect the coins and escape from the obstacles. At what time player wants to move the character right/left, they swipe their finger on the touch screen according to the direction and if they wants to jump over/ slide down, they swipe their finger upwards & downwards.

While you are running you can collect coins, credits, power ups and more boosts ups. These coins and power ups helps you to unblock many characters, upgrades, credits and more. There are three kinds of coin, the gold, blue and red coins. Each coin has different values, golden coin has one credit, red has two and blue has three.


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How to Play the Game

  1. Download the game Temple Run according to your version preference. It’s a very popular and free game so you can easily search this game on your app store or Google play Service.
  2. Open the game. It will take few seconds of loading and it will redirect you to the home page with menus. You can use the menus to understand the game otherwise you can start the game immediately.
  3. The game is easy to understand so make acquainted with the buttons. Keep your eyes on the track while you are running. Because there are lots of obstacles to face on the running path.
  4. Use the tutorial mode to learn the basics of temple run.
  5. While you are running collect the coins, gems, power ups, and credits as much as possible. It will help you to unlock the upgrades, characters and it’s used to escape from the disturbance.
  6. It’s an endless game so keep on running gives you more points or credits.
  7. Whenever you complete you’re a game, your score is added to your store credits. You can use this credits to buy upgrades, utilities and wallpapers.
  8. Use the collected coins to purchase power ups or collect it while you are running. The available power ups are: Mega coin, coin magnet, invisibility, boost, score bonus, gem bonus, shield and bolt.
  9. The game might look like one directional but there are some available objectives. You can use these objectives to complete the game with more bonuses.