You’d think a company like Microsoft would have adequate security, especially for something like an Xbox account, which may have credit cards or other financial information tied to it. A 5 year old in San Diego found out that he could bypass the password on his father’s account by entering a wrong password, and then, when the “Sorry, please try again” screen came up, he filled up the field with spaces and hit enter. Somehow, this triggered a bug or a backdoor or something, and allowed access. Since his father works in the computer security industry, he was able to give enough information about the flaw to Microsoft for it to be quickly fixed. It is a bit worrying that the password could be bypassed so easily, and illustrates that even the most advanced system can be full of holes.