Have you ever tried to hack an account or expose a security flaw on any gadget or apps? It seems that a five-old boy has recently exposed a security flaw on Microsoft’s Xbox Live account by gaining access to the account without entering the right password. Isn’t it surprising? Well, Kristoffer Von Hassel, a five-year old boy from San Diego was able to gain the access to the Xbox Live account after booting the Xbox One and entering incorrect password on his father’s account.
Kristoffer was able to get the access to his father’s account by entering the wrong password i.e. with spaces in the main login screen in the password field and bring up the second password verification screen. However, Kristofer’s father found that his five-year old boy has gained access to his account after he saw him playing restricted games. But soon, Kristofer’s father reported the security bug to Microsoft and the five-year old kid was later rewarded with four games, $50 and a year-long subscription to Xbox Live.
Microsoft said “We’re always listening to our customers and thank them for bringing issues to our attention. We take security seriously at Xbox and fixed the issue as soon as we learned about it.”
Not only the five-year old Kristoffer Von Hassel was rewarded, but also he was added to the company’s recognised security researchers list. This kid has done in minutes what the geeks take months to find the bug.
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