Saturday, April 5, 2014

5-year-old finds Xbox security flaw, becomes Microsoft researcher

This is a Microsoft security researcher.

CNET - A boy works out how to get into his dad's Xbox Live account without a password. Microsoft not only plugs the flaw but appoints Kristoffer Von Hassel as a security researcher.

When a 5-year-old tells me I'm a doofus, I don't always take it kindly.

I must, therefore, tug my forelock toward Microsoft for bowing to Kristoffer Von Hassel's security skills.

As KGTV reports, little Kristoffer is a wily character. His parents noticed that he was playing games on his dad's Xbox Live. These were not the sort of games 5-year-olds ought to be playing.   Read More