10-year-old hacker finds zero-day flaw in games

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  1. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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  2. Dude111

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    I read about this before......

    Its not really a flaw,she just changed the time which made the game think differently........
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    It's definitely a flaw it's just not super impressive (I've been doing this for ages and I hardly came up with the idea) and it's only relevant to specific games/ programs/ phones. You need admin priviledges to change the time on Win7 anyway.
     
  4. RJK3

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    What's more interesting is that you can still do this kind of thing to manipulate programs. I'd assumed that programmers were aware of this, most of us were doing this 20+ years ago. Good on her for finding it's still the case, and making a presentation about it.

    I'm sure anyone using computers when they were children would have looked for flaws in games, it's the most basic kind of 'hacking' there could be. Broken points on the map, exploiting predictable AI, infinite point glitches, hex editing. I remember altering files in Golden Axe so I could be one of the giants, or one of the dragons, etc.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Finding glitches in old games was fun =p but I never thought I was a hacker.

    Still, good for her.
     
  6. RJK3

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    Neither did I :) Just someone with curiosity +/- a desire to cheat.
     
  7. Konata Izumi

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    Am I the only one who haven't tried this? o_O :D
     
  8. SweX

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    LOL if you play a game, you should play the game without any tricks to success. Just use the EASY level. No need for cheating. Or look online for any tip on secret paths. :D
     
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    it's Good For a 10 Year Old Kid to Find this Flaw Good For him

    But i think he Love computers Now More than Ever Because of the fame he Got
    and he will improve his abilities

    but i think his parent shouldn't Let him drift to the Darkside



    Cheat Codes , Training wheels here

    i once tried to make a trainer but i failed miserably :(
     
  10. Hungry Man

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    Sometimes after I beat a game I'll cheat and put it on "Hard" or "Nightmare" and see if I can beat it with infinite gold or something =p
     
  11. RJK3

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    I agree, but these are things we learn as children from cheating ;)

    Even the Smashing Pumpkins used noclip, and probably learnt a lot about level design in the process!
     
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