When you were eleven years old, you probably – like this writer – concerned yourself with some of life's more mundane joys. Bike rides with your friends. Perhaps a spin on the ol' Nintendo (or Super Nintendo). Homework. Stuff like that. Read More ..
Oh, how times have changed.
According to a new report from AVG, kids as young as eleven are apparently brushing up on their coding skills and using a bit of ingenuity to trick fellow gamers – young and old – into giving up sensitive information.
The hack in question is an app, "Runescape Gold Hack," that allegedly promised to give free gold to players of the popular massively multiplayer online game. All that players had to do was select how much gold they wanted to receive from a handy drop-down box and input their username and password for their Runescape accounts. Obviously, the gold would head straight over – but players are cautioned by the app to, "NOT use more than once a day, as admins may become suspicious!"