Time Travel in Games now! Girl discovers exploit in mobile games

August 17, 2011

A 10 year old girl from California whose is called as CyFi in the hacker world has discovered an exploit in Android and iOS games. This exploit allows users to time travel in games.

Girl discovers exploit in mobile games

According to CyFi, we can now fast forward the game progress by advancing the clock. The logic is simple, disconnect the device from WiFi and advance the clock by small increments then reconnect it to WiFi. The result is you are now ahead of time and you are pretty much enjoying it!

She was out sitting playing a Farmville game and apparently got frustrated because the game wasn’t moving fast enough. The game is designed such that a particular crop takes more or less 10 hours to mature. CyFi discovered that if we can advance the clock somehow we can jump into the time sequence and skip the previous chapters.

CyFi told CNET,

“It was hard to make progress in the game, because it took so long for things to grow. So I thought, ‘Why don’t I just change the time?'”

She calls this creation as “Zero Day”. Mobile developers and Testers failed to discover this flaw in games with which we can easily cheat a game. CyFi has done a great job by discovering this vulnerability, she is denying to reveal further details of the flaw as she wants to give the game developers time to fix it. Don’t take this kid lightly she is the co-founder of DEFCON KIDS which is a small part of DEFCON ( The World’s largest underground hacking conference).

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  • http://spinxwebdesign.weebly.com/ Web Design Resource

    I am also a big lover of Farmville game, but due to updation on this game may be on flash, i am not able to play faster,now i think i got the solution.Amazing Information :)

    • http://www.revthatup.com Gautam Doddamani

      yeah i luv DEFCON kids…especially her…heard a lot about cyfi! she does amazing work. :)

  • http://www.spinxwebdesignflorida.com/ Florida Web Design

    It is really wonderful solution as I am habitual for playing Farmville and you give me way to play game fast, nice trick by cyfi

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