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On ROBLOX, an exploit (informally referred to as a hack) consists of using a bug, glitch, or vulnerability in ROBLOX's software to oftentimes maliciously manipulate the game in a way that is not intended by its designer. ROBLOX considers exploiting as cheating and is not allowed on its service[1]. People who exploit in an unfair manner are known as "exploiters", "hackers", " skids", "leeches", " potential contributors". Exploits can be used to advertise games, gain advantages in a game, attack a player or group, to troll, or to show that exploiting is possible.

Rumors have formed and propagated on ROBLOX concerning exploits and the many exploiters that use them. Many theories of questionable value have been proposed about the actions and identities of users such as Dignity, ROBLOX, Kromcia123 and 1x1x1x1. Most of these rumors generated a cult-like following that glorifies such users.

A theory suggests that the origin of modern-day exploits are from a hidden server known as Vault 8166, which recently had its information "leaked". The alleged server is said to be operated by hackers and unknown entities, which may have been responsible for some of the ROBLOX website shutdowns, bugs, and sudden account thefts. It is possible that the next exploiter you come across may know a thing or two about Vault 8166.

History

During the history of ROBLOX, many exploits were found, disseminated, and abused by ROBLOX users. Most of those were, over the course of development, fixed by the ROBLOX developers.

There is no solution to completely eliminate exploits on ROBLOX. However, many advances towards reducing exploiting have been attempted.

In 2014 a group called team "c00lkidd" hacked the servers making them unplayable. However in 2015 most hacks were patched. In 2016 many servers were hacked by an exploit called "Rc7". Biggest known user to use this leaked exploit was Michael Jackson. Game developers made "anti-exploit" scripts to try and protect their games though some exploiters have found ways to get past these. The ROBLOX website was also a common target of DDoS attacks. It received multiple DDoS attacks during 2016, twice during August and once during September.

Cheat Engine

Cheat Engine, a debugger and exploiting tool for Windows created by Eric Heijnen, was commonly used to take advantage of various vulnerabilities within ROBLOX. Its numerous features have given life to many exploits on ROBLOX. These include speed hacking, which causes the ROBLOX client to run faster, memory editing, which changes game values by finding and editing values in ROBLOX's memory, and dynamic-link library injection, which manipulates coding by injecting a DLL file into ROBLOX's software. Most of these exploits have been patched by the ROBLOX developers. ROBLOX is currently attempting to create updates to make ROBLOX block exploits using Cheat Engine but many people find ways of getting past the MemCheck security update.

Lua bytecode

When Lua runs programs, the Lua virtual machine compiles code to Lua bytecode before it is interpreted. This process is irreversible without artifacts (via decompilation), and thus was frequently used for Code Obfuscation.

Lua bytecode does not have the same structure as Lua and allows, by unconventional means, manipulation of the stack and other things that are not possible in normal Lua programming. It is possible, though difficult, to write Lua assembly code manually and to assemble it into Lua bytecode. The ROBLOX process can load Lua code and Lua bytecode through use of its loadstring function.

It has been proposed on the Lua mailing list that direct stack manipulation could be used to access the environment of other functions during their execution and, therefore, to steal values from these functions (including C functions that Lua has access to), something which is not possible in pure Lua.

The ROBLOX user NecroBumpist proved the idea to be true and possible.[2] Using Lua bytecode, he created a function that allowed a script to steal values from other functions, including C functions. This made it possible to steal values from ROBLOX's API's, but months passed until someone found a way to use this bug to modify the global environment and to become capable to make the core scripts and the join script execute any Lua code in a game server.

This resulted in the removal of bytecode from ROBLOX and the ability to use it with the loadstring function.[3] Despite common belief, this exploit was unrelated to a Direct Dynamic Library (DLL) exploit in the same time period. The removal of bytecode had no other side effect than rendering code obfuscation impossible without other means.

Calling 911

It is confirmed that calling 911 was also counted as exploiting ROBLOX. Using this life-hack you could easily spend some money and be afk in ROBLOX at the same time. This dangerous hack was reported and patched by ROBLOX using Mirai Botnet to DDoS 911 service.

Levels

There are different degrees in exploits. The levels are based off of the identity levels. A level 4 can only do minimal things while a level 7 has a lot of access.

Potential Contributors

A is this when they try to obtain free exploits. These are looked down upon by the roblox exploiting community as they can get the exploit patched quicker.

Injectors

Injectors use .dll files to inject in the game. An injector can be used to play music, delete blocks, make fog etc. Injectors are becoming more popular in ROBLOX since Cheat Engine has been patched.

Extreme Injector

Extreme Injector is a popular injector used by lots of players on ROBLOX who exploit. Extreme Injector cannot inject all DLLS since it now has 3 check lists in it causing a NULL Error. Most antiviruses usually detect this as a virus but they are false.

NeonEcho Injector

NeonEcho Injector is currently the most popular Injecting system in ROBLOX. It was made by TheMichalos and his counterpart Kiriot22. It also has a "Kill RobloxPlayerBeta.exe" Command also known as the Kill command which helps to Close the ROBLOX program without using Task Manager (Task Manager is on windows) Most antiviruses also detect this as a virus but still false. Fun fact: It was 1/56 on VirusTotal but it got reported.

DLLInjector

This injector isn't used that often on ROBLOX.

References

  1. ROBLOX Terms of Services, http://www.roblox.com/info/terms-of-service
  2. Necro's Magical Bytecode Exploits, ROBLOX forums, http://www.roblox.com/Forum/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=57817090
  3. John Shedletsky, Bye Bye Bytecode, ROBLOX Blog, http://blog.roblox.com/2012/08/bye-bye-bytecode

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