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  1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar



    A 10-year old hacker, going by the name of CyFi, demonstrated an iOS and Android hack to the DefCon Kids section of the conference today.

    The exploit is exceedingly simple, and leave it to a 10-year old to figure it out. CyFi was sick of waiting for her crops to grow in an unnamed game (*cough*farmville*cough*). Being a kid, and by nature impatient, she set the clock forward on her iPhone and presto her crops were already grown!

    Manipulating time in games is nothing new, and many developers have coded against such an exploit. However, CyFi discovered disconnecting the phone from wi-fi and making smaller incremental time adjustments circumvented most blockades.

    To top it off CyFi is "an artist who has performed an improvised, 10-minute-long spoken word piece in front of 1,000 people at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, a Girl Scout, and a state-ranked downhill skier." What doesn't this girl do?

    Source: CNET
    2011-08-08 11:32 PM
  2. SwatPac's Avatar
    Pretty cool, although it doesn't seem like a "hack" to me. I would label this a "glitch" or "cheat".
    2011-08-09 12:24 AM
  3. Mysterion's Avatar
    CyFi untethered jailbroke iPhone 4s on 4.2.9/4.2.10/4.3.4/4.3.5??? I wish
    iPhone 4 Verizon


    4.2.8


    Untethered jailbroken w/ Sn0wbreeze
    2011-08-09 12:42 AM
  4. Vince's Avatar
    Only notable because she is 10. This is stupid.
    2011-08-09 01:17 AM
  5. Delerowen's Avatar
    Pretty cool, although it doesn't seem like a "hack" to me. I would label this a "glitch" or "cheat".
    Its essentially the same thing. Using something outside of the game to cheat your way to victory or faster crops. A simple google search reveals other games that use the same exploit.
    2011-08-09 01:19 AM
  6. fatherq's Avatar
    Only notable because she is 10. This is stupid.
    wonder what were you doing when you were 10..
    2011-08-09 01:23 AM
  7. RICO_'s Avatar
    Two things.....

    (1). Is she really a hacker or did she just try to cheat by doing the time change and it just happened to work?

    (2). Is this an iOS-based problem or a problem with the game itself?
    2011-08-09 01:43 AM
  8. tudtran's Avatar
    Made me feel bad about myself.

    Pretty cool, although it doesn't seem like a "hack" to me. I would label this a "glitch" or "cheat".

    Why is a "glitch" or "cheat" is not a "hack"???????????????
    2011-08-09 01:48 AM
  9. PathKiller29's Avatar
    what blockades?
    2011-08-09 01:53 AM
  10. mmaboi21's Avatar
    Relax guys, this article is just simply pointing out the fact that this girl is 10 years old and was able to hack/glitch/cheat(whatever you'd like to call it) and get what she wanted out of her game.
    2011-08-09 02:03 AM
  11. Bassvictim's Avatar
    She's 10, and figured out how to do it. That's the point. Don't bad mouth her because you couldn't figure it out. Whether it be a cheat, glitch, or hack - it doesn't matter. When she gets a little older,ad a little more "experienced and educated" in the hacking world - she will be pulling off some pretty amazing feats, I'm sure.
    2011-08-09 02:06 AM
  12. whereswaldo's Avatar
    Shouldn't she be listining to Justin Bieber?

    Pretty cool, although it doesn't seem like a "hack" to me. I would label this a "glitch" or "cheat".
    +1
    Name? whereswaldo
    iDevice + Firmware? 32GB Black iPhone 4 iOS 5.0
    Computer + OS? Dell Inspiron 15R 2nd Gen i5, 2.3 Ghz, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM Windows 7 HP
    Location? Toronto
    Found yet? No
    2011-08-09 02:07 AM
  13. Wolftamer's Avatar
    all hacks are, in theory, nothing more than exploitations of glitches though.
    2011-08-09 02:28 AM
  14. bstunt10190's Avatar
    all hacks are, in theory, nothing more than exploitations of glitches though.
    dont you dare get all philosophical on me
    2011-08-09 02:38 AM
  15. R.Mortera's Avatar
    Fawken kids these days -.-
    2011-08-09 03:14 AM
  16. RICO_'s Avatar
    What doesn't this girl do?
    Apparently she doesn't play games the way they were intended to be played. So basically PATIENCE is what she doesn't do.
    2011-08-09 03:34 AM
  17. reanimationxp's Avatar
    Call me when she has an exploit, not a cute scriptkiddie gimmick. Thanks for the bait and switch article. Maybe you should go to defcon and learn what an exploit actually is..
    Last edited by reanimationxp; 2011-08-09 at 03:50 AM.
    2011-08-09 03:47 AM
  18. raduga's Avatar
    Apparently she doesn't play games the way they were intended to be played. So basically PATIENCE is what she doesn't do.
    She may not be a hacker, but she already embodies two of the three principal virtues of a programmer,
    and "using computers in ways they were not intended" is the garden path from which all hackery springs.
    2011-08-09 04:03 AM
  19. vantheman169's Avatar
    She may not be a hacker, but she already embodies two of the three principal virtues of a programmer,
    and "using computers in ways they were not intended" is the garden path from which all hackery springs.
    +1 Well put, also very true.
    2011-08-09 04:49 AM
  20. korbyn8495's Avatar
    Reminds me of the 'exploit' that people use to keep their iTunes rentals forever (which I believe still works) rent a movie, set your years on the computer's clock back, and keep the rental 'forever'
    2011-08-09 06:03 AM
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