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[ER] Five-year-old boy exposes Xbox One password flaw, gets free games from Microsoft

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A five-year-old boy found that he could access his dad's Xbox Live account by going to the password verification screen and pressing the spacebar lots.

 

Kristoffer Von Hassel, from Ocean Beach in San Diego, was found playing games he wasn't allowed to with his parents wondering how he had got around the password protection.

 

Kristoffer's father Robert noticed his son using his Xbox Live account to play games he wasn't meant to be playing and asked his son how he had done it. The five-year-old gamer showed that by typing in the wrong password he could then bypass the password verification screen by pressing the spacebar.

 

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post #2 of 28
Saw this earlier, nothing major, it's just good publicity for customer compensation.
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lmao even though itll be easily fixed, way to go missing that in the first place.
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I read this on Yahoo. The father was praising his son like he was a total genius.
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honorary doctorate in computer science incoming
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I read this on Yahoo. The father was praising his son like he was a total genius.

Honestly?
He just made a bunch of high paid designers look like idiots !!!!
I guess the kid's got something going.
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You would think MS would have done a better job with that....

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post #8 of 28
was a bug, those happen.

they took a good route in acknowledging and fixing this, good on MS, they could use the good publicity right now.

(not a fan of MS, would prefer PS4 if i were to get a console, which i most likely won't, especially not in the next two years or so)
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post #9 of 28
PR stunt.
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This would be much more entertaining if a dog would have "cracked" the password by spamming the spacebar.
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