Remember when kids used to sit and play with plastic toys and run around outside? Me neither, and it seems that these days, the joys of hacking are too strong a pull for our little ones.
CNet today told of a 10-year old hacker that, going by the name of CyFi, has presented an exploit to the DefCon Kids section of popular hacking conference, DefCon.
The exploit, which currently works with both iOS and Android, allows certain games to be prematurely advanced by simply altering the device’s clock…
The young hacker apparently grew tired of waiting for her crops to grown in an as-yet unknown farming game. Feeling mischievous, she set her iPhone’s clock forward and hey-presto, her crops were fully grown.
Apparently there are currently a few games on both iOS and Android that are susceptible to such an exploit, but they haven’t been outed in order to give their developers time to issue a fix. We’re eagerly watching our app updates to see which were affected. And no word yet on whether either Apple or Google will patch the problem at an operating system level.
[Via Oliver Idownloadblogs]