Five Year Old Child Hacks Into Xbox

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As society has moved to outsource the most critical functions in society to computer-based solutions – entrusting everything from financial transactions to their personal information to various methods of electronic storage and management – comes a story that draws into question just how easy it is to hack into technology.

Young computer prodigy able to play his father’s mature games

A five year old boy was able to hack into his father’s Xbox One and play mature rated games.

Little Kristoffer, whose father works as a computer security expert, discovered that by entering the wrong password, he was able to have a verification code to an e-mail address.  With a couple of keystrokes on his computer, Kristoffer was able to play mature games such as Call of Duty on his father’s account.

Microsoft rewards hacker

When they discovered little Kristoffer’s success at hacking through their systems, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rewarded the behavior by sending him a few games, fifty dollars and a one year subscription to Xbox Live, so when he is blowing away enemy combatants little Kristoffer can taunt his victims through the live chat.

As a toddler he slipped through cell phone security

Kristoffer has a history of slipping through technological security.  When he was just one year old, the toddler discovered he could bypass the toddler lock on his mother’s cell phone by holding the home button.

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing a trading program’s strategy and mapping it to a market environment and performance driver. He provides analysis of managed futures investment performance and commentary regarding related managed futures market environment. A portfolio and industry consultant, he was an adjunct instructor in managed futures at Northwestern University / Chicago and has written or edited three books, including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008). Mark was director of the managed futures division at Alaron Trading until they were acquired by Peregrine Financial Group in 2009, where he was a registered associated person (National Futures Association NFA ID#: 0348336). Mark has also worked as a Commodity Trading Advisor himself, trading a short volatility options portfolio across the yield curve, and was an independent consultant to various broker dealers and futures exchanges, including OneChicago, the single stock futures exchange, and the Chicago Board of Trade. He is also Editor, Opalesque Futures Intelligence and Editor, Opalesque Futures Strategies. - Contact: Mmelin(at)