So, in the past few years, hackers have risen to power as one of the greatest enemies in servers. There was a time when dropbears were dangerous, and cave trolls were so ridiculously hard to kill, ice armor was impossible to get without trade portals. Now, hackers are on the list of the top 5 most harmful things to the Blockheads. With more and more hackers trying to damage servers, here’s the complete guide to griefing hackers.
Some ground rules:
- I’m referring to script kiddies as hackers in this reference, though this is inaccurate.
- Real hackers can do almost anything. Most “hackers” are simple script kiddies, but the real deal is the most dangerous package. If you’re lucky, then these real hackers will be white hats, but most of the time, they’re negative (not black hats or gray hats, so I don’t have a category for them). Real hackers can do anything in code because they can edit the programming. Technically, if somebody put enough effort into destroying technological guards, they could break in. For example, Microsoft’s web page, which is highly protected, could be infiltrated. I’m not saying this is likely at all, but just keep in mind that hackers could possibly do it.
- Script kiddies are getting stronger and stronger every time an application is updated, so these real hackers can help them by allowing programming scripts into the client.
- The game is primarily client-sided, so it’s quite easy to hack into.
What they can do:
Bypass iron doors and trapdoors.
Fly without jetpacks.
Create supershops (changing values)
Infinite jetpack fuel
Free tp costs (vanilla)
Unlimited amount of drinking coffee (max is 99999, the code breaks after you drink that)
Break any block instantly or super fast, depends on which app
You can see any defogged area
Protection signs = OBSOLETE
Removing any placeable items
Create tc safes (entering IDs)
Visual items, such as edited graphics (fruit hat turns into leggings, boots into hat, etc)
Dig backwall in caves
Unban themselves (although normal players can use VPNs)
Edit welcome messages
Level 1 workbench phenomenon
Remove spawn portals
Make themselves admin or mod
Make corrupted worlds
Edit a item to item
There’s a lot more, I’ll add that if you need. I also have what they can’t do. Most can’t infiltrate the owner portals, but its been done.
How to prevent this:
Ban known hackers, and join the ROP. Use protection signs, because standard users can’t break those blocks. Try to hide your buildings, because most “hackers” can defog the area. Also, try layering your base with metals to create an artificial FoW. That way, even if hackers can destroy, they can’t find you.
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