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.
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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.