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    Five year old kid finds Xbox security flaw

    Kristoffer Von Hasse is a five year old kid from San Diego who is now known as the toddler who found a vulnerability in the security of a hi-tech video game console. Microsoft even recognizes him as an official security researcher after his Dad informed the company about the error young Kristoffer found.

    Kristoffer's father Robert Davies thought something was definitely strange when he found his son playing games he shouldn't have been able to play on the family Xbox. When he was asked how he was able to do this the kid showed how he ultimately managed to log into his father's account. He first entered a wrong password of his dad's account. Kristoffer found out that by entering a series of space characters in the password verification screen he was able to bypass the security login system and ended up being logged in his dad's account.

    Like any other kid he was afraid that one day his father will find out he is using his account and that he will be punished. Lucky for him, his dad works in computer security. This is why he was fascinated to find out how his kid accomplished the hack. After Kristoffer explained the steps his dad notified Microsoft about the bug. The company fixed the error and awarded the young security expert (as they called him) a year long subscription to Xbox Live, $50 in cash and four games for free. The child who initially thought someone will take away their family Xbox was both relieved and surprised about what happened.
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