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5-year old hacks into Xbox Live

by on April 4, 2014
 

5-yearold hacker

So a 5-year old boy named Kristoffer Von Hassel from San Diego, Calif. has found a back door into Xbox Live.

According to ABC Newsnet 5, the young boy managed to get into his father’s Xbox Live account by typing in a wrong password, then going into the password verification screen and entering some space keys, then the enter key to get into the account.

Talk about not being deterred by parental locks!

“I got nervous. I thought he was going to find out,” Kristoffer told Newsnet 5.

Ironically, the boy’s father works in computer security.

“Just being 5 years old and being able to find a vulnerability and latch onto that. I thought that was pretty cool,” said the boy’s dad.  

The father reported the bug to Microsoft who acknowledged the issue and developed a fix.

For his troubles, Kristoffer gets four games and a year subscription to Xbox Live.

“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,” Microsoft said in a statement.

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