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Hackers target Nintendo, get free games for a year.

Hackers target Nintendo's Monster Hunter Tri giveaway, netting themselves every game released by Nintendo for the next year.

“With some basic tools found everywhere online we found we could freeze the clock, gain invulnerability, and instantly kill any monster we faced. in no time at all we had scores not possible for normal people to attain.” The hackers said.

This exploits Flash's basic vulnerability - Something that Steve Job's mentioned with his 'Letter to Flash' early last week.

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sonnyz2776d ago

I wish I knew about this contest, and how to cheat. Funny that they got the prizes.

BaneWilliams2775d ago

Cheating at flash games is unfortunately incredibly simple. It works on the same basic principle that hacks on the PS1 generation of consoles did.

You get a program that searches for a variable - say your Time is 360. You search for 360, get 15 results. when your time is 350 you check to see if those results have changed. If one is 350 you have a winner.

Pretty straightforward really, and fool on Nintendo for using Flash.

ChickeyCantor2775d ago (Edited 2775d ago )

@bane
I so miss my Gameboy "Xploder".
The outcomes were like crazy just freezing random addresses.

Aaaaahhh..

ArtMoney is like such tool for your pc.

iforgotmylogin2775d ago

Its not even a target. its dumb the same thing happened to Microsoft when they offered 1month x box live cards. I got 3 free by using different networks. Nintendo should have hired someone to check the validity of the scores before they blindly sent out the prizes.

BaneWilliams2775d ago

Very true.

But there is a big difference between a virtual product of negligable cost and an physical product of expensive cost, IMO.

ChickeyCantor2775d ago

Again Flash is being put in a bad daylight.
What he doesn't mention is how "developers" do not build their own security.
And such is all a matter of design.

BaneWilliams2775d ago

And if even Nintendo can't get that right, then what happens?

If you are a flash dev then you have to know that the more secure your product is the less user friendly it is, and the more prone to breakdowns. I suspect they had to sacrifice some security so that the game would actually work.

ChickeyCantor2775d ago (Edited 2775d ago )

" If you are a flash dev then you have to know that the more secure your product is the less user friendly"

Which isn't true at all. Ill just leave it at that, again its a matter of your Design.

And its not Nintendo, these things are build by different companies who they( the client ) hire to make web content.

Ive done some projects for some clients concerning flash games...Its not like we are working years on a flash game, we just build them as quick as possible. You dont really debug them to the extreme where we use hacking tools.

I mean you can even hack Trial software and reset the "days left" count.

@Baka second post below
It actually depends on how well and fast one could make such dynamic content. If flashdevelopers notice that other platforms take more time to develop i dont think they will drop it that fast.
It also depends on the tools provided.

Baka-akaB2775d ago

that excuse doesnt fly , at some point either every companies are full of morons , wich is unlikely , or only a handfuls can bother making it truly secure .

asdr3wsfas2775d ago (Edited 2775d ago )

"And if even Nintendo can't get that right, then what happens?"

at some point the cost of security is examined. if you want something that secure it costs an incredible amount of money, which in most cases is worth less than what they're protecting.

aka you won't pay for a 10,000 dollar safe to protect 5,000 dollars. you won't pay millions to protect a year of free games.

nothing is unhackable. most times the cost to protect a system isn't worth the loss if hacked.

tunaks12775d ago

"This exploits Flash's basic vulnerability - Something that Steve Job's mentioned with his 'Letter to Flash' early last week"

thats some bad programming on the programmers side not flash's.
Jobs doesnt give a sh!t on wether flash is vulnerable or not, all he cares about is $$$

Baka-akaB2775d ago

of course he only say that for his interest , but it's still partially true nonetheless .

Face it , pretty much everyone is dropping it one by one , be it for open source solutions , or probably in microsoft (and apple) for proprietary stuff

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