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Five-year-old discovers Xbox password bug, hacks dad's Live account

2014/04/04

The Register - (International) A San Diego boy identified and reported a vulnerability in Microsoft's Xbox Live service that can allow access to a user's account by repeatedly entering 'space' characters and then hitting 'submit' when prompted for a password. Microsoft closed the vulnerability after it was reported.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/04/five_year_olds_xbox_live_password_hack/

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