A TEN YEAR OLD GIRL has impressed the crowd at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas with a tutorial on how to boost scores in mobile games with a simple system tweak.
Bored of girl scoutery and cookie selling, Cyfi, the ten year old hacker in question, had grown even more bored of slow progress on mobile games when she decided to see whether she could advance her progress with a little operating system tweakery.
Cyfi was at the conference to take part in Defcon Kids, a series of events that she co-founded designed to impart knowledge to the younger generation. However, it seems that they do not need much help in that department.
Cifi's talk, called "Apps - A Traveler of Both Time and Space; And What I Learned About Zero-Days and Responsible Disclosure", was previewed on the Defcon schedule.
"I love apps! In the app world, I can control both time and space," she wrote in the introduction to the tutorial about how you can advance scores by turning off a Wifi connection and then slowly increasing the time manually.
"The world of apps has obvious not thought about security, yet. Here is an import lesson they can learn from a Girl Scout. I'll show a new class of vulnerabilities I call TimeTraveler. By controlling time, you can do many things, such as grow pumkins instantly. This technique enables endless possibilities. I'll show you how. Wanna play a game? Let's find some zero-days! (Cuz it's fun!)". µ
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