A 5-year-old San Diego boy has outwitted the sharpest minds at Microsoft – he’s found a backdoor to the Xbox.
Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to log in to his father’s Xbox Live account. When the password log-in screen appeared, Kristoffer simply hit the space button a few times and hit enter.
Robert Davies explained in news reports that just after Christmas he noticed his son playing games he supposedly couldn’t access.
Davies, who works in computer security, says he reported the issue to Microsoft. Microsoft quickly responded with a fix and credited young Kristoffer on its website as one of the security researchers that have helped make the company’s online services safer. He also received $50, a complimentary one-year Xbox Live Gold subscription, and four free games.