we can add another embarrassing moment in Xbone pocket

  • 159 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
#1 Edited by lglz1337 (3022 posts) -

because a 5 year old cracked Xbone live

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

"Xbox password flaw exposed by five-year-old boy

A five-year-old boy who worked out a security vulnerability on Microsoft's Xbox Live service has been officially thanked by the company.

Kristoffer Von Hassel, from San Diego, figured out how to log in to his dad's account without the right password.

Microsoft has fixed the flaw, and added Kristoffer to its list of recognised security researchers.

In an interview with local news station KGTV, Kristoffer said: "I was like yea!"

The boy worked out that entering the wrong password into the log-in screen would bring up a second password verification screen.

Kristoffer discovered that if he simply pressed the space bar to fill up the password field, the system would let him in to his dad's account.

"I got nervous. I thought he was going to find out," Kristoffer told television station, KGTV.

"I thought someone was going to steal the Xbox."

Free games

Dad Robert - who works in security - sent details of the flaw to Microsoft.

In a statement, the company said: "We're always listening to our customers and thank them for bringing issues to our attention.

"We take security seriously at Xbox and fixed the issue as soon as we learned about it."

Kristoffer's name now appears on a page set up to thank people who have discovered problems with Microsoft products.

The company also gave him four free games, $50 (£30), and a year-long subscription to Xbox Live."

SW told me this only happens with PSN a 5 year old just saved MS!

here 5 year old get some free cookies LMAO MS

#2 Posted by clyde46 (43601 posts) -

Did Sony thank those hackers who exposed the security flaw in PSN that let millions of customers data (held in plain text no less!) walk out of the door?

#3 Posted by juarbles (801 posts) -

It makes sense since the xbone target audience are 4 year olds (like the challenge level of every xbone game proves) they probably didn't realize that a 5 year old could outsmart them.

#4 Posted by lglz1337 (3022 posts) -
#5 Posted by Chutebox (36203 posts) -

Ya. .. cows shouldn't talk about this

#6 Posted by Underdog123x (266 posts) -

Let me know when Xbox Live goes down for a month and when they get their credit card information stolen, or in the case of 90% of Playstation gamers, their parents credit card.

#7 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149515 posts) -

Odd to see so many defend security flaws that they undoubtedly have their account tied into....

#8 Posted by Heil68 (42663 posts) -

bu bu bu LIVE is so much more securez!!!111

#9 Edited by HalcyonScarlet (3775 posts) -

InB4CowCircleJerk

#10 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6189 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

bu bu bu LIVE is so much more securez!!!111

LOL Lemmings.

They should learn about the best and most secure platform for gaming:

PC

#11 Edited by FastRobby (786 posts) -

@Chutebox said:

Ya. .. cows shouldn't talk about this

They don't have anything to do, there aren't any games

#12 Posted by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

Irony.

#13 Posted by Animal-Mother (26205 posts) -

One word..... Geohotz

#14 Posted by sts106mat (18759 posts) -

@juarbles said:

It makes sense since the xbone target audience are 4 year olds (like the challenge level of every xbone game proves) they probably didn't realize that a 5 year old could outsmart them.

it was his dads xbox kuraimen

#15 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149515 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

bu bu bu LIVE is so much more securez!!!111

LOL Lemmings.

They should learn about the best and most secure platform for gaming:

PC

Yeah they get hacked as well.....

#16 Posted by misterpmedia (3362 posts) -

Odd to see so many defend security flaws that they undoubtedly have their account tied into....

#17 Posted by navyguy21 (12692 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

bu bu bu LIVE is so much more securez!!!111

Live wasnt hacked or compromised though.....

Maybe a coding flaw.........but the service is secure.

Only his dads account couldve been compromised..........not 70 million.

And the boy was logging in online so his dad probably had saved passwords enabled (which is likely the flaw that MS is talking about, you shouldnt have the option to save passwords there)

Not the same as the PSN hack.

#18 Posted by tormentos (16481 posts) -

Let me know when Xbox Live goes down for a month and when they get their credit card information stolen, or in the case of 90% of Playstation gamers, their parents credit card.

PSN didn't went down sony took it down to investigate on a service that was FREE..

90% of the playstation gamers is a number pulled from deep deep down your a$$..lol The PS3 didn't have a 90% online penetration...lol

And PSN didn't require a credit card either..lol I didn't have one a simple PSN card do.

#19 Posted by FastRobby (786 posts) -

@underdog123x said:

Let me know when Xbox Live goes down for a month and when they get their credit card information stolen, or in the case of 90% of Playstation gamers, their parents credit card.

PSN didn't went down sony took it down to investigate on a service that was FREE..

90% of the playstation gamers is a number pulled from deep deep down your a$$..lol The PS3 didn't have a 90% online penetration...lol

And PSN didn't require a credit card either..lol I didn't have one a simple PSN card do.

And nobody could play online, what a superb service...

#20 Edited by Animal-Mother (26205 posts) -

@underdog123x said:

Let me know when Xbox Live goes down for a month and when they get their credit card information stolen, or in the case of 90% of Playstation gamers, their parents credit card.

PSN didn't went down sony took it down to investigate on a service that was FREE..

90% of the playstation gamers is a number pulled from deep deep down your a$$..lol The PS3 didn't have a 90% online penetration...lol

And PSN didn't require a credit card either..lol I didn't have one a simple PSN card do.

At the time of the outage, with a count of 77 million registered PlayStation Network accounts,[7] it was one of the largest data security breaches in history.[8][9] It surpassed the 2007 TJX hack which affected 45 million customers.[10] Government officials in various countries voiced concern over the theft and Sony's one-week delay before warning its users.

Still effected 77 million users making it the biggest breach of all time tomatoes.

#21 Posted by lglz1337 (3022 posts) -

@FastRobby: i could so there goes your statement

#22 Edited by shawn30 (4291 posts) -

@lglz1337 said:

because a 5 year old cracked Xbone live

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

"Xbox password flaw exposed by five-year-old boy

A five-year-old boy who worked out a security vulnerability on Microsoft's Xbox Live service has been officially thanked by the company.

Kristoffer Von Hassel, from San Diego, figured out how to log in to his dad's account without the right password.

Microsoft has fixed the flaw, and added Kristoffer to its list of recognised security researchers.

In an interview with local news station KGTV, Kristoffer said: "I was like yea!"

The boy worked out that entering the wrong password into the log-in screen would bring up a second password verification screen.

Kristoffer discovered that if he simply pressed the space bar to fill up the password field, the system would let him in to his dad's account.

"I got nervous. I thought he was going to find out," Kristoffer told television station, KGTV.

"I thought someone was going to steal the Xbox."

Free games

Dad Robert - who works in security - sent details of the flaw to Microsoft.

In a statement, the company said: "We're always listening to our customers and thank them for bringing issues to our attention.

"We take security seriously at Xbox and fixed the issue as soon as we learned about it."

Kristoffer's name now appears on a page set up to thank people who have discovered problems with Microsoft products.

The company also gave him four free games, $50 (£30), and a year-long subscription to Xbox Live."

SW told me this only happens with PSN a 5 year old just saved MS!

here 5 year old get some free cookies LMAO MS

MS has an entire page dedicated to people who over the years discovered security flaws. This isn't new, only its the kids age that's the story. There is no such thing as a perfect security system for online transactions/accounts. There never will be. Companies are constantly updating and patching and learning about what flaws can be exploited. Kudos to the kid though.

#23 Posted by StormyJoe (4577 posts) -

@lglz1337: a security flaw within the closed system (i.e. logging into another person's account from the same XBox) is a little different than a network security breach.

Cows...

#24 Posted by TheTruthIsREAL (750 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

Did Sony thank those hackers who exposed the security flaw in PSN that let millions of customers data (held in plain text no less!) walk out of the door?

Yeah, lets compare a 5 year old just adding spaces to gain access to "secured" accounts to an army of elite hackers that costed Sony a hell of a lot of money. Sony should be thanking those hackers for giving them financial and PR hell. /s

#25 Posted by Underdog123x (266 posts) -

@underdog123x said:

Let me know when Xbox Live goes down for a month and when they get their credit card information stolen, or in the case of 90% of Playstation gamers, their parents credit card.

PSN didn't went down sony took it down to investigate on a service that was FREE..

90% of the playstation gamers is a number pulled from deep deep down your a$$..lol The PS3 didn't have a 90% online penetration...lol

And PSN didn't require a credit card either..lol I didn't have one a simple PSN card do.

90% was more of an exaggeration but that's probably still too complicated a concept for your dumbass to grasp.

The service went down, weather Sony took it down or not is irrelevant, dumbass Playstation fans couldn't play online for nearly a month.

Nice attempt at rationalizing

#26 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3232 posts) -

This sounds so fake.

#27 Posted by Underdog123x (266 posts) -

This 5 year old has just proven that he's more intelligent than the entire Playstation fanbase

#28 Posted by juarbles (801 posts) -

@juarbles said:

It makes sense since the xbone target audience are 4 year olds (like the challenge level of every xbone game proves) they probably didn't realize that a 5 year old could outsmart them.

it was his dads xbox kuraimen

you can be 4 year old mentally super. In fact most xbone owners are.

#29 Posted by mems_1224 (45768 posts) -

This 5 year old has just proven that he's more intelligent than the entire Playstation fanbase

lol

#30 Posted by I_can_haz (6468 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

bu bu bu LIVE is so much more securez!!!111

lol TLHBO

#31 Posted by juarbles (801 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

Odd to see so many defend security flaws that they undoubtedly have their account tied into....

Lems are apologists to anything bad about the xbone. It's a case of stockholm syndrome for the feeble minded.

#32 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28310 posts) -

@underdog123x said:

Let me know when Xbox Live goes down for a month and when they get their credit card information stolen, or in the case of 90% of Playstation gamers, their parents credit card.

PSN didn't went down sony took it down to investigate on a service that was FREE..

90% of the playstation gamers is a number pulled from deep deep down your a$$..lol The PS3 didn't have a 90% online penetration...lol

And PSN didn't require a credit card either..lol I didn't have one a simple PSN card do.

lol it went down it doesn't matter the source it was down and for like 90 days at that the service as a whole wasn't up for 90 days+

#33 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28310 posts) -

lol I can't believe sheens are trying to tout.

1. its a coding flaw in the interface xbox live wasn't hacked.
2. the person that found it out him and his father turned it in.
3. before this was even posted or the story was published Microsoft had fixed the exploit.
4. the kid and dad get free games and a year of xbox live far more than what sony gave their users lies over a week, and 90 days over all of down time.

#34 Posted by clone01 (24162 posts) -

@juarbles said:

It makes sense since the xbone target audience are 4 year olds (like the challenge level of every xbone game proves) they probably didn't realize that a 5 year old could outsmart them.

it was his dads xbox kuraimen

I wonder if he realizes he can use his old account.

#35 Posted by Gue1 (9144 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

Did Sony thank those hackers who exposed the security flaw in PSN that let millions of customers data (held in plain text no less!) walk out of the door?

they didn't do it to help them though. Those hackers even put the info on torrent sites....

#36 Posted by killatwill15 (845 posts) -
#37 Posted by lostrib (31634 posts) -

lol I can't believe sheens are trying to tout.

1. its a coding flaw in the interface xbox live wasn't hacked.

2. the person that found it out him and his father turned it in.

3. before this was even posted or the story was published Microsoft had fixed the exploit.

4. the kid and dad get free games and a year of xbox live far more than what sony gave their users lies over a week, and 90 days over all of down time.

i can't believe you're still trying to make sheens a thing

#38 Posted by Gue1 (9144 posts) -

One word..... *FailOverflow

Geohot didn't do shit. He just took FailOverflow's hack and made it public.

#39 Posted by MonsieurX (28675 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@WilliamRLBaker said:

lol I can't believe sheens are trying to tout.

1. its a coding flaw in the interface xbox live wasn't hacked.

2. the person that found it out him and his father turned it in.

3. before this was even posted or the story was published Microsoft had fixed the exploit.

4. the kid and dad get free games and a year of xbox live far more than what sony gave their users lies over a week, and 90 days over all of down time.

i can't believe you're still trying to make sheens a thing

Millhouse is a meme

#40 Posted by kingtito (4732 posts) -

@juarbles said:

@misterpmedia said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

Odd to see so many defend security flaws that they undoubtedly have their account tied into....

Lems are apologists to anything bad about the xbone. It's a case of stockholm syndrome for the feeble minded.

Really? Does "p2p online should always be free" "I'll gladly pay Sony for p2p" dude you morons are such hypocrites it's not even funny. I swear you could throw a lump of shit into a brown paper bag, slap a PS logo on it and cows would call it the greatest lump of shit ever created. Once you're done praising Sony for such a wonderful bag of shit, I'd like to introduce you to kettle.

Cows, the jokes of SWs

#41 Posted by juarbles (801 posts) -

@kingtito said:

@juarbles said:

@misterpmedia said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

Odd to see so many defend security flaws that they undoubtedly have their account tied into....

Lems are apologists to anything bad about the xbone. It's a case of stockholm syndrome for the feeble minded.

Really? Does "p2p online should always be free" "I'll gladly pay Sony for p2p" dude you morons are such hypocrites it's not even funny. I swear you could throw a lump of shit into a brown paper bag, slap a PS logo on it and cows would call it the greatest lump of shit ever created. Once you're done praising Sony for such a wonderful bag of shit, I'd like to introduce you to kettle.

Cows, the jokes of SWs

Lol Sony gives a bunch of recent games with the service, you dumb lems were getting ripped off for a whole gen and continue to and don't even notice it. The Sony service actually is worth it but since you lems have a low standards mentallity that's all you understand and MS knows it.

#42 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149515 posts) -

@kingtito said:

@juarbles said:

@misterpmedia said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

Odd to see so many defend security flaws that they undoubtedly have their account tied into....

Lems are apologists to anything bad about the xbone. It's a case of stockholm syndrome for the feeble minded.

Really? Does "p2p online should always be free" "I'll gladly pay Sony for p2p" dude you morons are such hypocrites it's not even funny. I swear you could throw a lump of shit into a brown paper bag, slap a PS logo on it and cows would call it the greatest lump of shit ever created. Once you're done praising Sony for such a wonderful bag of shit, I'd like to introduce you to kettle.

Cows, the jokes of SWs

Actually the jokes of SWs is anyone that ignores negatives about their brand and ignores positives about the other. Which is most of SW actually. Brand loyalty for the sake of brand loyalty is silly.

#43 Posted by StormyJoe (4577 posts) -

this just proves that all xbots are little kids,

@WilliamRLBaker@StormyJoe commented so kindergarden mustve ended early for them (held back?)

still waiting on @FreedomFreeLife@FoxbatAlpha and @blackace to get out school,

get at me on your leap pads lemmings!!

And how many accounts were hacked as a result of this bug? How many millions of people had their personal information stolen? Oh yeah, one father.

Cows...

#44 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149515 posts) -

@StormyJoe: You actually don't know that. And why defend security flaws? It was what it was. Hopefully it's fixed now. But don't excuse it for one and lambast another. Double standards blow.

#45 Edited by StormyJoe (4577 posts) -

@StormyJoe: You actually don't know that. And why defend security flaws? It was what it was. Hopefully it's fixed now. But don't excuse it for one and lambast another. Double standards blow.

I wasn't defending the flaw itself, I was merely stating that comparing this issue with the PSN hack is ridiculous.

#46 Edited by kingtito (4732 posts) -

@juarbles said:

@kingtito said:

@juarbles said:

@misterpmedia said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

Odd to see so many defend security flaws that they undoubtedly have their account tied into....

Lems are apologists to anything bad about the xbone. It's a case of stockholm syndrome for the feeble minded.

Really? Does "p2p online should always be free" "I'll gladly pay Sony for p2p" dude you morons are such hypocrites it's not even funny. I swear you could throw a lump of shit into a brown paper bag, slap a PS logo on it and cows would call it the greatest lump of shit ever created. Once you're done praising Sony for such a wonderful bag of shit, I'd like to introduce you to kettle.

Cows, the jokes of SWs

Lol Sony gives a bunch of recent games with the service, you dumb lems were getting ripped off for a whole gen and continue to and don't even notice it. The Sony service actually is worth it but since you lems have a low standards mentallity that's all you understand and MS knows it.

Yeah sure kid. You get games for "free" for a fee that Sony chooses for you. Once you stop paying for this service those"free" games go away.

As I've said you cows would love a bag of shit if Sony slapped it's logo on it.

Cows are nothing but jokes in SWs.

#47 Edited by kingtito (4732 posts) -

@kingtito said:

@juarbles said:

@misterpmedia said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

Odd to see so many defend security flaws that they undoubtedly have their account tied into....

Lems are apologists to anything bad about the xbone. It's a case of stockholm syndrome for the feeble minded.

Really? Does "p2p online should always be free" "I'll gladly pay Sony for p2p" dude you morons are such hypocrites it's not even funny. I swear you could throw a lump of shit into a brown paper bag, slap a PS logo on it and cows would call it the greatest lump of shit ever created. Once you're done praising Sony for such a wonderful bag of shit, I'd like to introduce you to kettle.

Cows, the jokes of SWs

Actually the jokes of SWs is anyone that ignores negatives about their brand and ignores positives about the other. Which is most of SW actually. Brand loyalty for the sake of brand loyalty is silly.

Ummm ok but what does that have to do with what that moron juarbles is saying?

#48 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149515 posts) -

@kingtito said:

Ummm ok but what does that have to do with what that moron juarbles is saying?

I was replying to you...not jarbles. I didn't read his post. Just no high road in SW when one is so fiercely brand loyal they lose a grasp on reality....wouldn't you say?

SW has always amused me because of that. I remember some dude Alex and his posts about the graphics for grass when the PS2/Xbox era was going on. Nothing really changed.

Just the players. I've always played on all the consoles. Prior to that...I'll admit to being a Sega fan. Now...if a console has the games....I'll get it. Never at launch though.

#49 Posted by tormentos (16481 posts) -

lol it went down it doesn't matter the source it was down and for like 90 days at that the service as a whole wasn't up for 90 days+

It was sony who took it down. And i was playing online on 25 days again so was US and EU.

The network was take down on 20th of April 2011 and back up in May 15 2011 just 25 days.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/06/playstation-store-is-back-up-and-running-after-more-than-1-month-down.html

The store was up by June 2,which is basically 42 or 43 days.? Far from your whole 90+ days latter,oh wait you are using your old ass argument you use back then,which is based on Japan store,which i already shoot down years ago,Japan suffer a Tsunami back then so it wasn't a PSN fault that it took longer to get up running when PSN went down on Japan already many millions of gamers could not access PSN because of the March tsunami you red bearded hillbilly.

Funny fact is that even that PSN was hack it is actually xbox live who has more complains about stolen accounts,money spent,theft...

http://kotaku.com/5504145/xbox-live-directors-account-hacked-are-you-next/all

Even Major nelson account was hack...lol

And nobody could play online, what a superb service...

On a free service...

Sony put a 1 million dollar policy which no one claimed.

Sony gave 2 games + access to PSN + for people.

Pretty good if you ask me what MS gave to those who get their accounts stolen.?

At the time of the outage, with a count of 77 million registered PlayStation Network accounts,[7] it was one of the largest data security breaches in history.[8][9] It surpassed the 2007 TJX hack which affected 45 million customers.[10] Government officials in various countries voiced concern over the theft and Sony's one-week delay before warning its users.

Still effected 77 million users making it the biggest breach of all time tomatoes.

Really it affected 77 million users.? I wonder how hell that was possible... Because on April 20 2011 the PS3 was 50 million units sold,not 77 not only that even if 77 million units would have been sold that would imply a 100% penetration of online user base on PS3 which isn't correct either.

The PS3 let you have multiple accounts,many people have 1 for US,1 EU and 1 Japan you can create an account for Japan even if you live on US.

So i would dare that some 20+ million maybe got affected,but 77 million is a joke,never reflected the reality.

Also since PSN doesn't require credit cards most people use PSN cards,and the other biggest story teller is that you don't saw millions upon millions of costumers claiming to be hack,in fact more people still complain about having their xbox live account hack that those on PSN,and on xbox 360 there was even a damn black market for those cards that were stolen.

http://kotaku.com/5504145/xbox-live-directors-account-hacked-are-you-next/all

Is a sad day when Major nelson claim live is a secure place,and his account get hacked..But but weak password..lol

90% was more of an exaggeration but that's probably still too complicated a concept for your dumbass to grasp.

The service went down, weather Sony took it down or not is irrelevant, dumbass Playstation fans couldn't play online for nearly a month.

Nice attempt at rationalizing

No actually i grasped it very fast reason why i told you,that you pulled it from deep deep down your a$$..lol

Sony took it down and look at it on the bright side,at least we could play offline what the fu** could you play when your 360 RROD and was on repairs for a month..lol

Oh by the way is a free service which people got games for the problems and PSN+ access as well,not bat for my inconvenience,now what do you get when your account get stolen on xbox live.?

Oh yeah MS give you sh** and lock your account for investigation for as long as they like.

When Xbox Live user Jason Coutee found his account had been hacked and 8,000 Microsoft Points ($100) purchased, he contacted Microsoft only to be told the points could not be refunded. An offer to lock down his account for 30 days so an investigation could take place (a common practice in these situations) was turned down by Coutee, who chose to make use of his professional experience as a network infrastructure manager to conduct an investigation himself.

http://www.1up.com/news/xbox-com-security-loophope-hacks

Yeah nothing happen with my account nothing was stolen nothing was spend and i got 2 free games and a taste of PSN+,regardless of PSN or live if your account get hacked you are going to get a lock account and yeah 30 days without playing online for you on xbox live.

#50 Posted by inb4uall (5140 posts) -

Lol

Sony: hacker by actual hackers.

Microsoft: hacked accidentally by a 5 year old.

Nintendo: Safest online service. B)