A 5-year-old San Diego boy has been commended by Microsoft for his security skills after finding a vulnerability in the company's Xbox games console.
Kristoffer Von Hasssel's parents noticed earlier this year that he was logged into his father's Xbox Live account and playing games he was not supposed to.
With Microsoft acquiring Nokia's device and services division, Stephen Elop is back in the fold, and the former Nokia CEO who had been a candidate to take over for Steve Ballmer (Satya Nadella got the job) is now about to lead Microsoft's Devices and Studios division, which is home to entertainment, games, Xbox, and Surface.
The news comes today from an internal memo by Microsoft executive vice president Julie Larson-Green, obtained by Techcrunch.
No matter how many times it happens, some people never learn. Let's say it again, all together: Hacks that sound too good to be true are, in all likeliness, too good to be true.
Microsoft made the Xbox One with the understanding that there would be no way to offer true backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games. However, it appears that some people are trying to trick other Xbox One owners to activate the previously discovered game development kit code in an attempt to play Xbox 360 games.
Late on Friday, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One had sold over 1 million units in its first 24 hours after launch. The company also claimed, "Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers. We are working to replenish stock as fast as possible to meet the unprecedented demand from our customers."