04-04-2014 10:38 AM
A five-year-old boy who managed to accidentally hack into his father's Xbox One account has received gifts and an official thank you from Microsoft for helping the company discover the security hole.
San Diego's KGTV has the full story on Kristoffer Von Hassel, who managed to log in to his father's account without knowing the password that protected it. Apparently, after typing in an incorrect password, Von Hassel was able to get past a secondary password verification prompt simply by typing in nothing but space characters.
The kid's well on his way to a promising security career!
04-04-2014 11:13 AM
04-04-2014 01:43 PM
A five-year-old child... It's almost unbelievable...
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04-05-2014 10:44 AM
Kristoffer, from Ocean Beach in San Diego, California, clearly loves his video games – but he appears to have a good knack for finding security holes too.
You can see Kristoffer in action in the following news report: