Microsoft Thanks 5 Years Old Kid For Breaking Xbox One Login Password

A five years old boy has discovered a really embarrassing security flaw in Xbox One login screen and used it to login to his dad's account without entering the correct password.

The kid, Kristoffer Von Hassel from San Diego, discovered that entering a wrong password into Xbox One login screen brings up a second password verification screen that can be bypassed by filling the password field with spaces.

Kristoffer 's discovery was acknowledged (and fixed) by Microsoft after his father reported it to them. The company thanked him and listed him as one of March 2014 Security Researchers on its official technet.

"We're always listening to our customers and thank them for bringing issues to our attention," said Microsoft in an official statement. "We take security seriously at Xbox and fixed the issue as soon as we learned about it."

It is good to see Microsoft fixing security flaws so quickly, but it is still hard for us to imagine how such a trivial trick passed their quality control and security process.

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