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Xbox security flaw exposed by five-year-old boy

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Xbox security flaw exposed by five-year-old boy

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Apr 5, 2014

San Diego, CA (KTNV) -- A five-year-old boy is rattling nerves at Microsoft after he found a way to crack their security codes.

Kristoffer Von Hassel was playing with his dad's Xbox One when his parents noticed he was playing games he wasn't supposed to be.

When his dad asked him how he did it, he explained the trick.

They told Microsoft what Kristoffer had discovered and software tech came up with a fix.

As a reward, Microsoft gave Kristoffer four games, $50 and a one-year subscription to Xbox Live.

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.