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Nov 13, 2016 • Yousef Amar • 1 min read

Yet another random flash game with a high-score list without any security. This time it's as simple as whipping out DevTools, losing the game, and copying the score POST request as a cURL command from the network tab. The "game" argument can be snake1, snake2, or snake3 depending on the list (slug, worm, or python respectively), and "score" and "name" are score and name obviously. The name seems to be sanitized properly server-side as far as I can tell, so no funny business dropping the whole list from the database, or hijacking the website with HTML entities etc, and it is flash after all.

This time I left a link to — I wonder how that might affect unique visitor count?

Image of hacked slug high-score list

Looks like a game dev at might have had the same idea!

Image of hacked python high-score list