Xbox Support Twitter Account Hacked; Hackers Claim it was Because of Hilariously Bad Password
Oh dear. Apparently Microsoft has the password security of most of our grandmother’s email accounts. I’m really hoping this was meant to be a joke, because if not I don’t think this is the kind of company you want to trust with any of your personal information. Any individual working for Microsoft that thought “Microsoft3″ was a good password only didn’t use “password” because it was too hard to spell.
Signal Boost - Today’s the day! Keep your eyes on the @Xbox and @TombRaider Twitter accounts for info on where to find Jenn on the show floor!
Rise of the Tomb Raider Swag at PAX East
Calling all PAX East attendees! Want to get your hands on exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider swag?
World famous cosplayer and adventurer Jenn Croft – known for 15 years of embodying Lara in look and spirit – will be debuting her new Rise of the Tomb Raidercostume at PAX East. Find her between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM daily, snap and share a photo with her using the #TombRaider and #XboxOne hashtags, and receive a limited edition Rise of the Tomb Raider poster from one of our ambassadors. Keep an eye on the @Xbox and @TombRaider Twitter accounts for updates on where to find Jenn as she traverses the show floor.
Planning to join the costumed fun? We’re hosting a Lara Croft cosplay gathering at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 7 in the North Hall. Come say hello to other Lara fans, pick Jenn’s brain for costume construction tips, and get your photo taken by our pro photographer.
We’re offering up special swag for Tomb Raider cosplayers who attend the meet-up. Be sure to arrive between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Saturday to secure your prize. All Lara iterations – classic or current – as well as other characters from the franchise history are welcome. Prior to suiting up, please ensure you’re costume is compliant with PAX East weapon and prop policies. RSVP to our Facebook event to keep up with details as they unfold.
OCEAN BEACH - A young Ocean Beach boy is in the spotlight after he discovered a back door in to one of the most popular gaming systems in the world.
When 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel is playing his Xbox, his feet don’t touch the ground. But something he did has made the smartest guys at Microsoft pay attention.
“I was like yea!” said Kristoffer.
Just after Christmas, Kristoffer’s parents noticed he was logging into his father’s Xbox Live account and playing games he wasn’t supposed to be.
“I got nervous. I thought he was going to find out,” said Kristoffer.
In video shot soon after, his father, Robert Davies, is heard asking Kristoffer how he was doing it.
A suddenly excited Kristoffer showed Dad that when he typed in a wrong password for his father’s account, it clicked to a password verification screen. By typing in space keys, then hitting enter, Kristoffer was able to get in through a back door.
Kristoffers’ father, who works in computer security, was one proud papa. His first reaction? “How awesome is that!” Davies said. “Just being 5 years old and being able to find a vulnerability and latch onto that. I thought that was pretty cool.”
It’s not the first time Kristoffer has flashed his tech skills.
“He’s figured out vulnerabilities 3 or 4 times,” said Davies.
At age 1, Kristoffer got past the toddler lock screen on a cell phone by holding down the home key.
Four years later, he took aim at the Xbox One.
Father and son reported the bug to Microsoft.
“I thought someone was going to steal the Xbox,” said Kristoffer.
Microsoft has come up with a fix and acknowledged Kristopher on their website in a list of security researchers that have helped make Microsoft online services more secure.
In a statement, Microsoft 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 will receive four games, $50 and a year-long subscription to Xbox Live from Microsoft. He also knows what he now wants to be when he grows up: a gamer. His dad is leaning toward something in computer security.
-this next message contains explicit content of me losing my sanity, please be advised-
IM FUCKING PISSED AT THIS FUCKER RIGHT HERE. ⬆️
WHAT KIND OF BLOODY COCK SUCKING DILLY WANKING MORON THINKS HE CAN “HACK” INTO PSN AND XBOX LIVE ACCOUNTS TO GET HIS SAGGY ASS FAMOUS ON TWITTER FOR IT?
FUCK THIS MOTHER FUCKER RUINING CHRISTMAS FOR GAMERS.
(and those who dont celebrate christmas just wishing to play)
I CANT SIGN INTO MY PSN, NEITHER CAN THOUSANDS OF OTHER PLAYERS.
THIS IS EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING AND THIS ASS TARD IS ACTUALLY GETTING ATTENTION OFF OF IT??
R E A L L Y? WHAT THE HELL, MAN?
‼️PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS‼️
❌DONT FOLLOW HIM❌
❌DONT RT HIS TWEETS ❌
‼️❌‼️AND DONT MAKE HIS SHRIMP🍤DICK ACTUALLY SEEM POWERFUL. ‼️❌‼️
A 5-year-old boy was able to hack into his father’s Xbox Live account by falsely entering the password with space keys, 10News reports.
The vulnerability has since been corrected. After booting up an Xbox One, Kristoffer Von Hassel would incorrectly enter his father’s password. After it took him to a verification screen, he’d use the space button trick to log on.
I’m having a fucking meltdown cause I wanted to sign in to my “Xbox” account to see if o could get my screenshots I took in overwatch and now it’s merged my outlook.com email with my account and I can’t change my password back and I can’t get rid of the account without deleting everything on my computer and it didn’t tell me it was gonna do it I just did it and I can’t control it I just wanna know what’s going on