Five Year Old Finds Flaw in Microsoft Password Protection - NewsPatrick Day-Childs, posted on 04 April 2014 / 1,680 Views
A five year old boy - Kristoffer Von Hassel, from San Diego - has officially been thanked by Microsoft after revealing a flaw in their password protection for Xbox services.
Kristoffer discovered he could log into his father's account by entering the wrong password, thus bringing up a second password screen then filling the password field on that screen with a bunch of blank spaces (by mashing the space bar).
He got four free games and a year's worth of Xbox Live Gold for his efforts, and his name also appears in this snazzy list of security researchers.
Source: [10 News]
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