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5 year old hacks xbox passwords
Starting young these days!
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Msg#: 4660794 posted 2:39 am on Apr 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

The parents of Kristoffer Von Hassel, from Ocean Beach in San Diego, California, noticed after Christmas that the talented tot had broken into the account without knowing the password allowing him to cheekily play games for adults that he wasn't supposed to touch.

The kid managed it by tapping in a wrong password at the console's login prompt, navigating to a password verification screen, and filling the password box with space characters before hitting the submit button. After that, the door was open.

I was like, 'yea!' Kristoffer told ABC News.

[theregister.co.uk...]
...and got a reward, too!

 

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Msg#: 4660794 posted 2:45 am on Apr 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

This seems to be a raw talent the young lad has, good on him. What a coincidence his dad is a "computer security specialist"

It also does seem like the password facility was developed by a 5 year old... what a huge security hole.

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Msg#: 4660794 posted 9:52 am on Apr 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

Children at the local library are constantly getting the computers to do things they have been expressly configured to not be able to do. (And which we therefore have no idea how to undo.) Most dramatically, rotating the whole display 90 degrees.

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Msg#: 4660794 posted 12:32 pm on Apr 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

I was 13 before I hacked my first software.....

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