A security flaw has been exposed on the Xbox One, and although it’s been promptly patched by now, it turns out it was a 5 year old boy who exposed it.
A young boy of 5 has demonstrated that no matter how much you work on a console, it’s sometimes the essentials what is the hardest to get right by exposing a security flaw on his own Xbox One. Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to access his father’s account without using the right password by inputing the wrong one in the main login screen, and then filling the password field with spaces in the second password verification screen.
Microsoft, far from being upset and declaring the kid a dangerous hacker, promptly fixed the bug after it was reported by Kristoff’s father and rewarded the kid with four free games, $50 dollars and a subscription to Xbox Live for 1 year. Kristoff’s name has also been added to Microsoft’s list of security researchers, which will look awesome in his resume if he ever decides he wants a future in IT.
Source: Geeky Gadgets
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