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#948341 - 04/04/14 06:42 PM 5 year old boy exposes Xbox password flaw
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Did you guys see this ?
The kid wanted to play games he wasn't supposed to play so he hacked into his father's account by trying something really simple we'd never even have attempted - and why?
Because we'd be sure, without even trying, that it wouldn't work!

Microsoft has thanked him publicly. grin

Gil.
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#948343 - 04/04/14 06:51 PM Re: 5 year old boy exposes Xbox password flaw [Re: traveler]
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Registered: 11/29/04
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I watched that report. Fantastic kid. So cute. Too bad they only rewarded him with 4 video games and a year's subscription to the game site. Should have offered him a job hacking the systems. Ha. His dad is an accomplished hacker. Must run in the family. Glad the kid found the flaw.

I discovered that in some of the simple games I play, that if I get stuck on a puzzle thingie, if I just hit a bunch of keys randomly (from frustration) that sometimes the puzzle solves itself! Done this more than a few times. I wonder if it's a glitch or a planned result for those of us whose frustration level reaches keyboard pounding levels?
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#948344 - 04/04/14 07:09 PM Re: 5 year old boy exposes Xbox password flaw [Re: traveler]
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That's awesome!
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#948397 - 04/05/14 12:01 AM Re: 5 year old boy exposes Xbox password flaw [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I saw about that young boy on our UK news !! bravo

[And here's me who still has difficulty just finding the ON/OFF switch on gadgets lol]
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#948408 - 04/05/14 02:29 AM Re: 5 year old boy exposes Xbox password flaw [Re: Mad]
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Seems Microsoft has found a new beta tester. He is a cute kid.
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#948418 - 04/05/14 05:24 AM Re: 5 year old boy exposes Xbox password flaw [Re: traveler]
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And we are worried about hackers getting XP users after April 8th! Looks to me like that old saying applies - If there's a will there's a way!
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#948423 - 04/05/14 06:50 AM Re: 5 year old boy exposes Xbox password flaw [Re: traveler]
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Cute lol wave
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