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Five-year-old finds major Xbox security hole, becomes Microsoft's youngest security researcher

Kristoffer Von Hassel was elated when he was able to bypass his father's Xbox One login credentials. The five-year-old boy managed this after entering an incorrect password, followed by spaces in the

  • Published: April 5, 2014 2:17 PM IST
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Kristoffer Von Hassel was elated when he was able to bypass his father’s Xbox One login credentials. The five-year-old boy managed this after entering an incorrect password, followed by spaces in the second password entry screen, he was able to completely bypass the login process and access his father’s entire profile.

Hassel thus uncovered a huge security flaw in the Xbox login process, which was noticed by Microsoft. The company thanked him by giving him four games, $50 in store credit and a year’s subscription to Xbox Live Gold. He was also designated as a security researcher by Microsoft and we doubt they come any younger.

  • Published Date: April 5, 2014 2:17 PM IST