When did you last time hear about a “Five Year Old” boy discovering an exploit for a firm like Microsoft? Kristoffer Von Hassel, a five year old boy/hacker (whatever you called him) from San Diego has discovered a way to get into his father’s Xbox Live account via an exploit in Microsft’s password verification set-up.
Kristoffer first entered a wrong password for his father’s Xbox Live account on Xbox One and it brought up a “Password Verification” screen. He then filled the password field with spaces and pressed enter, surprisingly he was able to gain access to his father’s Xbox Live account.
Kristoffer’s father Davies quickly informed Microsoft about this exploit, who fixed the issue via patch.
For his discoverey, Kirstoffer has been awarded Four free games, $50 and One year Xbox Live Gold subscription. Microsoft has also listed Kristoffer to a list of security researchers.
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