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A huffy hacker has published detailed steps for anyone to pull off an 'easy' Minecraft exploit capable of causing servers to crash. Developer Ammar Askar dropped the hack which allows attackers to send malformed packets that can crash Minecraft servers by exhausting its memory. The exploit publication comes two years after …

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My 9 year old will be up in arms ;-0

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Poison pill?

Mojang knew it and didn't do anything about it? Could Mr. Persson have been too busy counting his billions to actually care?

He basically got paid for a defective product. It's a possibility that he may have willfully withheld this information from Microsoft to conclude the sale.

What now? What could Microsoft do? Sue them? Get some money back? I'm really curious, I don't think it's going to go down too well.

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Re: Poison pill?

It's software. Software has bugs. Yes, they should have fixed the issue when it got reported to them but it doesn't make the software inherently defective.

Microsoft can hardly complain about bugs in acquired software considering some of the bugs that they're responsible for in house.

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Re: Poison pill?

Best creativity toy ever released (note - toy - not something that requires years of training and dedication) also probably created far more coders then a year of code will (all them modders). I can live with the bugs.

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who cares, there are hundreds of thousands of servers out there and very few of them are about making cash - the worst thing is it would be handy to some nobber whose been booted from a server for being a nobber.

Lets face it, most minecraft servers are so heavily modded a slight breeze can send them into a tail spin. Crashing minecraft servers is just a fact of life. Oh look the flood lights crashed the server, oh look someone set off 1,000 blocks of tnt and crashed the server, oh look looking at that flower crashed the server, oh look zooming over all the land with my handglider crashed the server, oh look something in a 1000 block factory just crashed the server, oh look those mobs crashed the server...

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Utter Nob

I echo the sentiments above. Minecraft servers are hardly mission critical are they. He's just pissed he wasted his time finding the exploit and didn't get paid. Hint for you mate, go find exploits that matter.

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Notch didn't give a shit long before Microsoft bought him out. He couldn't care less about mincraft and his focus was on money.

No wonder he wouldn't distribute on Steam, and talks broke down.

Notch is the vilest of human beings. If he dies tomorrow, I hope there are no eulogies that infer he was of any value on this earth.

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Wow. Did he piss in your cereal and steal your dog too?

"Vile". Try looking in a mirror.

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