Minecraft Bodysnatching Exploit Found, Fixed. Maybe

Posted by | July 15, 2012

Minecraft, the block-building indie game that rocked gaming, has a problem. Apparently, there is an exploit in the wild that allows a hacker to log in as another player. The result is someone else walking around in your blocky little Minecraft body. The exploit doesn’t expose account information. Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, claims to have found and fixed the issue, but who knows if they got everything. Kotaku has the story.

2 Comments so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    July 15, 2012 9:16 am

    The exploit was discovered when some bright boy started logging into a bunch of servers as Notch, the game’s creator. You know, the guy who spends his days reading server updates and game logs. That hacker’s bravery has saved Minecraft from a plague of imposters.

    Good work, guy.

  2. Helvetica
    July 15, 2012 9:46 am

    I am extremely amused by this exploit — especially the part where it’s just impersonation — but we do live in a society where cyberselves are highly identity focused and even the whiff of pretending to someone else can do great damage to their reputation.

    Of course, the initial hacker was impostering Notch, exploit is an exploit; but if I found that, I’d want that hat too.

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