5 year old discovers a hole in the X1's security system

#111ZakurooPosted 4/4/2014 10:43:26 PM
Looks like Microsoft ignored the Evil Overlord list.

:/ How do they expect to take over the world with such shoddy craftsmanship?
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#112blacklabelicePosted 4/5/2014 2:25:55 AM(edited)
Jiggy101011 posted...
Can someone point out where in the article it says this would have allowed anyone to access any account they wished? Because the way I am reading it, it seems like he was only able to access his dads profile using the spacebar glitch because he was on that particular console.

Blacklabelice, you seem to have more information compared to all of us here. Can you please enlighten me?



no. everybodies safe outside of their own house. only people trying to sign into his account on the actual console itself would be able to get on through this exploit. i doubt anybody else over the internet would be able to gain access as it is pretty much a whole different system and it actually connects to microsoft servers and whatnot to verify. though the online way is much more secure and foolproof, obviously you wouldnt want to have to go online to verify your security key on your xbone just to sign in to your account, as ideally if you ever have internet or server issues, you wouldnt even be able to play your games offline on your account because you wouldnt be able to log on to it, so all your game saves and media and whatever services tied to your account would be inaccessible until you were able to sign in to your profile.

in a nutshell its like the same concept as a key to unlock your smartphone or whatever. and the dude found a way to bypass the whole security means altogether. yeah other people could gain unauthorized access to your device, through this glitch but they would have to have physical access to your device to gain entry. they couldnt just do it over the internet. they would need to know your email and password in order to do so.

this wouldnt really affect unauthorized people gaining access to your xbox or anything. unless of course the entire security system is vulnerable in the same way as this and if he knew your email address tied to your xbox live account. then perhaps it could be cracked by the simple means of the space bar? i sincerely doubt it is, but you could always try to recover your own gamertag by using a space and then a bunch of random letters and see if it actually lets you on. though im sure if security was really that bad somebody would have figured that out long ago.


its just a security flaw in the consoles hardware itself. but you dont really have to worry about hackers. however if you dont want your kid to get all up in your **** and do whatever it is on your console that you probably dont want him to do, then yeah its probably good that they fixed this issue for the sake of your kid not exposing himself to the verbal abuse that the online community will surely give to him after hearing his voice, turning your call of duty emblem into a penis, or helicoptering a bunch of random people in kinect lobbies, or whatever trouble that kids get into these days when they are doing something that they know they shouldnt be doing.

you would expect a passkey to be secure enough to keep a 5 year old out of it anyways. it would sure suck as a parent to come home from work only to find out that little timmy's been scouring your video folders and just so happened to stumble across the kind of porn so filthy that you even get to see the money exchange hands during the act.
#113ssjgohhkuPosted 4/5/2014 3:53:25 AM
cheezedadada posted...
TC if you think things like this are embarrassing, never search "Playstation Network Outage" on google. If this 5 year old stumbling across a bug is embarrassing, I can't imagine your reaction to 77 million accounts being hacked.


PSN was hacked by a professional group of hackers who did nothing but hacking in their free time meanwhile Xbox One was hacked by a random 5 year old who wanted to play adult games. I wonder which one is more embarrassing.
#114blacklabelicePosted 4/5/2014 4:11:20 AM
the million dollar question that has to be answered is what was the first game this 5 year old decide to play once he hacked his way into the system?

im actually rather curious to know.
#115Muryo(Topic Creator)Posted 4/5/2014 6:28:13 AM
ssjgohhku posted...
cheezedadada posted...
TC if you think things like this are embarrassing, never search "Playstation Network Outage" on google. If this 5 year old stumbling across a bug is embarrassing, I can't imagine your reaction to 77 million accounts being hacked.


PSN was hacked by a professional group of hackers who did nothing but hacking in their free time meanwhile Xbox One was hacked by a random 5 year old who wanted to play adult games. I wonder which one is more embarrassing.

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#116ace_two_maxPosted 4/5/2014 6:37:38 AM
Jiggy101011 posted...
Muryo posted...
How embarrassing:


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/5-old-boy-found-big-145912855.html


What was your reaction when PSN got hacked and all of our credit card information was in the hands of hackers and Sony sat on that information for days before letting us know?



They were hackers that trained, this is a five year old...


it would be like Usain bolt running a race with a fat guy and the fat guy wins...
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#117chedibang1994Posted 4/5/2014 6:47:34 AM
That five kid discovered it and told Microsoft and and got rewarded that's awesome he seems to be more mature than people making these stupid topics "a hand for the five year old boy"!!!
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#118Juzten76Posted 4/5/2014 6:49:02 AM
ssjgohhku posted...
cheezedadada posted...
TC if you think things like this are embarrassing, never search "Playstation Network Outage" on google. If this 5 year old stumbling across a bug is embarrassing, I can't imagine your reaction to 77 million accounts being hacked.


PSN was hacked by a professional group of hackers who did nothing but hacking in their free time meanwhile Xbox One was hacked by a random 5 year old who wanted to play adult games. I wonder which one is more embarrassing.


Entering spaces is not hacking. He found a bug on the X1. He didn't hack into a computer system and steal private information. No need to wonder. Having someone hack your security and steal thousands of your customers credit card numbers is far more embarrassing than a kid finding a bug that allows him to log into his dad's video game profile.
#119ace_two_maxPosted 4/5/2014 6:52:56 AM
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#120blacklabelicePosted 4/5/2014 6:56:44 AM
Juzten76 posted...
ssjgohhku posted...
cheezedadada posted...
TC if you think things like this are embarrassing, never search "Playstation Network Outage" on google. If this 5 year old stumbling across a bug is embarrassing, I can't imagine your reaction to 77 million accounts being hacked.


PSN was hacked by a professional group of hackers who did nothing but hacking in their free time meanwhile Xbox One was hacked by a random 5 year old who wanted to play adult games. I wonder which one is more embarrassing.


Entering spaces is not hacking. He found a bug on the X1. He didn't hack into a computer system and steal private information. No need to wonder. Having someone hack your security and steal thousands of your customers credit card numbers is far more embarrassing than a kid finding a bug that allows him to log into his dad's video game profile.


that would suck. i hope that this will never happen on a video game console. its been a good run so far.