Published on April 4th, 2014 📆 | 2367 Views ⚑0
5-years-old boy finds backdoor into xbox accounts
Kristoffer Von Hassel uncovered a vulnerability in Xbox Live's password system, that would allow someone to log into a Xbox player's account without their password. Kristoffer's parents noticed he was logging into his father's Xbox Live account simply by tapping the space bar.
YES, BACKDOOR ENTRY WITH JUST SPACE-BAR
His father noticed that Kristoffer logged in as his Xbox Live account to play video games he wasn't meant to be playing and asked how he had done it.
Kristoffer revealed that by typing in the wrong password he and then by pressing the space bar, could then bypass the password verification through a backdoor, It was pretty simple!
HIS FEELING, "was like yea!"
5-year-old gamer actually hacked the authentication system of a multi-billion dollar company, and his feeling "was like yea!", Kristoffer said to local news station KGTV.
His father reported the vulnerability to Microsoft Security Team, and have since fixed the flaw. Microsoft issued a statement, “We're always listening to our customers and thank them for bringing issues to our attention. We take security seriously at Xbox and fixed the issue as soon as we learned about it.”
Microsoft awarded the junior security researcher with some cool games, $50 bugs, a one-year free subscription to Xbox Live and listed his name on their website among other security researchers.