- May 11, 2013
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Fox's guide to understanding what are hacks and how to detect them
1. Be a hacker.
To understand hacks, you first need to understand what is hacking.
Hacking means to use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system. In Minecraft's case, and in all games, with hacking, you can gain unauthorized access to the games' system and make the game more favorable to oneself.
Since our case is Minecraft, and our case arcs to MCSG, we're going to talk about the most common hacks used for MCSG and how to detect them:
Force-field: The hackers' head and torso move along to hit the player. The moves are very unnatural, and head usually moves in not a normal way. Some hacked clients have the ability to edit set values and modify the players' hit radius. Players can set this value to three and be able to hit an enemy within three blocks away. Set it to six and they can hit any enemy within six blocks away.
Aimbot: The hacker hits another player without looking at them. The head moves very unnatural too.
Killaura: The hacker is able to hit multiple people at the same time. Same goes with this one, the head moves very unnatural too. Some hacked clients have the ability to edit set values and modify the players' hit radius. Players can set this value to three and be able to hit an enemy within three blocks away. Set it to six and they can hit any enemy within six blocks away.
Crit-hacks: They're able to do critical hits without jumping.
No-knockback: The player doesn't gets knock-back whether hit by a fishing pole or hit by an arrow. Aditionally, they're not affected if someone is sprinting and hits them.
Bow-aimbot: The name says it itself. Bow-aimbot has the same basis as aimbot; Hacker shoots another player with his arrows without looking at him. One important thing to note is that Bow-Aimbot shoots the arrow at where the person is standing; if a player moves even one block after the arrow is fired, it will miss.
Water Walking: Most likely you'll never encounter one, thanks to No-Cheat plus, however, the hack is just basically walking on water —just like jesus.
Reach hacks: Reach hacks don't exist. The lost support back in beta, however as I stated in Forcefield and Killaura, they both have the possibility to edit set values to have a wider hit radius.
Now, go ahead and with your new knowledge report some hackers: http://www.minecraftsurvivalgames.com/forums/Report/