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Jetstar rectifies exploited flash game

Earlier I sent an email to Jetstar telling them about the flaw in their flash game. I checked back this morning at their website and it seems they removed a few top scorers’ names… those under 2 minutes, it seems.

While it may not be the best solution (i.e. exploiters can simply change some parameters or time their game to finish in approximately a fair amount of time), I suppose there’s not much that can be done besides removing the game completely.

I also took another look at the flash file and realised that if it’s loaded directly into a web browser, by right clicking and selecting ‘Play’ from the flash menu, one would complete the game immediately. That could be how those chaps with 0 seconds scores done it. It could also be that the 0 scorers went directly to the registration URL that pops up for players to register their particulars after winning the game, and they did not check whether there was indeed a legitimate game played.

jetstarscore.jpg

However, it seems that this particular bug has been resolved, because I received a message ‘Hacking attempt’! when I tried to submit my null score or go to the URL directly (is it considered a hacking attempt anyway?).

jetstarhackingattempt.jpg

Hmmm. I think Jetstar should award a prize to me for alerting them so they won’t be handing out 10 prizes to 10 zero scorers =)

Hmmmmmm. I think I’d better work harder at playing the game instead.

Discussion

3 comments for “Jetstar rectifies exploited flash game”

  1. Hello, are you the biao-ge who visits my blog? :)

    Posted by contestjunkie | November 18, 2007, 2:17 am
  2. alamak. kena exposed. =(

    Posted by mrbiao | November 18, 2007, 2:37 am
  3. i guess the game is flawed yet again=(

    Posted by anon | December 4, 2007, 3:31 am

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