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This five-year-old found a major Xbox One password flaw


2:45 PM on 04.04.2014
This five-year-old found a major Xbox One password flaw photo



See that adorable little kid? That's five-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel, and he discovered a major Xbox One password flaw. Kristoffer's parents noticed that the young kid was playing games he wasn't supposed to be on his father's account. When asked how he did it, Kristoffer showed the process which simply involved him typing in space keys at the password verification screen, hitting enter, and then getting into his dad's account.

The family notified Microsoft of the bug, which they have since fixed and even acknowledged Kristopher on their website for the fix. They're also sending him four games, $50, and a year-long subscription to Xbox Live.

5-year-old Ocean Beach boy exposes Microsoft Xbox vulnerability [ABC 10 News]






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