5 year old gets thanked by Microsoft for security flaw

A 5 year old tried to get into his dads account and typed the wrong password multiple times, a secondary box popped up to authorise, he fill the box with spaces and it let him in, Microsoft have added him to there security researchers list and rewarded him Whilst also patching this issue.

pretty darn cool

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26879185

 

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So kids are getting a job at Xbox aged 5 and I couldn't even pass my A Levels... wow.

Makes you wonder who tested Xbox one for release

Cool story.People often criticise developers for releasing games with glitches but theres always one person who does something unexpected no one could have anticipated.Good thing it was an innocent kid that found this rather than an older kid who might have told all his friends.

least the five year old got something out of this.

@Growling as far as I know this was a web related security breach.

Yes a five year old

Wow! This is just one of the many reasons only I am allowed to touch my console in my house lol! Great story though!

No one is not allowed to touch my console aswell.

That is pretty awesome

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Wow! This is just one of the many reasons only I am allowed to touch my console in my house lol! Great story though!

[/quote]Man they are starting them young these days!  :)

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