April 5th, 2014 17:59 EST
5-Year-Old Hacker Exposes Microsoft Xbox Security Flaw: Video
"A 5-year-old California boy who wanted to play video games that he wasn`t supposed to figured out a way around his dad`s password and discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft`s Xbox Live service in the process.
Kristoffer Von Hassel of San Diego realized that if he put in the wrong password and then filled up the field by pressing the space bar when he was asked again, the Xbox Live service would let him in so he could play his father`s games."
When I was 5-years-old I couldn`t figure out that if I stood on a stool I could reach the cookie jar that my mom kept on top of the refrigerator.
But this little brainiac discovered how to bypass his dad`s password so he could play adult-oriented games on his Xbox.
I doubt if I have the mental or physical acuity to play those video games; my hat`s off to the little twerp.
Microsoft has fixed the problem, and as a thank you they gave Kristoffer four video games, $50 and a year-long subscription to Xbox Live.
Tightwads should have given Kristoffer a life-time subscription to Xbox Live, but give the little hacker a couple more years and he`ll figure out how to play all the games for free.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/04/5-year-old-California-kid-exposes-Xbox-security-flaw/3831396638791/#ixzz2y2xWcUP6
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