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How to tell if someone is hacking? - GUIDE!

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  1. Nikoshka

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    Hello!
    My name is Nikoshka and I will be doing a guide to show some of the common hacks players use on Minecraft due to the fact that some players don't really understand what hacks are. Hopefully this post might get pinned so more people would see it and understand what hacking is and how to spot a hacker ;). @Mac


    First of all, what is hacking?

    Hacking is when you download or create a client which can give advantages towards yourself such as being able to fly to other islands in Eggwars when other players can't or being able to not take knockback meaning you can cross a bridge in Skywars without having to worry about getting shot off the bridge. On Cubecaft, hacking is NOT allowed and if you see a hacker in a game then you should immediately gather video evidence and report it on the forums in this section: https://www.cubecraft.net/forums/report-a-player.24/

    Why do people hack?

    People hack because they believe it is "cool" or "fun". In all honesty, it just spoils the game for others. There are many other reasons players do hack but I won't go into this for more detail.

    Hacks that can you might see being used on CubeCraft

    Red = Hard to spot and record
    Orange = Not too hard to spot and record but it can sometimes be difficult
    Green = Easy to spot and record
    Italics = Game which hack used in ( [Red = Rarely] [Orange = Sometimes] [Green = Often] ) (Abbreviations used. [SW = Sky Wars, SG = Survival Games etc..] )

    Movement Hacking

    Fly Hacking - This is basically where a hacker can fly to another island using his client. Here are some videos to show what it is. (SW, EW
    , Lobby, BW)

    For video, click HERE

    At the beginning of this video, the player is using fly hacks to get across to the other island. It gives an unfair advantage to him as he can fly but others cannot.

    Glide Hacking - Glide hacking is basically like being able to use an elytra and not take fall damage when you are gliding off a high place.


    For video, click HERE

    Spider Hacking - Spider hacking is when you can climb up walls without the use of any sort of ladder, just like a spider. (SW, PvP)

    For video, click HERE

    Speed Hacking - This is when you run faster than normal vanilla minecraft. (SW, EW, As, PvP, LI, BW, SG)

    For video, click
    HERE


    Bhops (Bunny Hops)/ Lowhops Hacking - This is where you jump faster/more often than you can with normal vanilla minecraft meaning you can move faster. (SW, EW, As, PvP, BW, SG)

    For video, click
    HERE


    Sneak Hack - This is when you sneak faster than normal. (SW, EW)

    For video, click
    HERE

    Jesus Hack - This is when you can move across water. (SG)


    For video, click HERE

    NoSlowdown- This is when you can move across water without slowing down an not needing enchanted boots. (SG)

    For video, click HERE

    Anti-Knockback Hacking


    If a player is using Anti-Knockback hacks then he cannot take knockback from anything. This means you won't be able to shoot this player off the bridge fight OR hit him off the edge of an island when you melee fighting the player on an island. Some clients also reduce the amount of knockback you take so it may be harder to spot the fact that the player is hacking.


    For video, click HERE

    As you can see, this player is not taking any knockback from my punch bow. This means they are hacking

    JUST TO NOTE: Lag is when you are frozen and you don't move and you are taking no knockback. Anti-knockback still means you jump up / move a little bit and down when you are hit, as shown in the video. Also, with lag, if the player suddenly then starts to move after being frozen and they start taking knockback then they aren't hacking.

    (SW, EW)

    Fast-Place Hacking

    This is basically when you place faster than normal, as shown in the video below:

    For video, click HERE

    (SW, EW)

    Kill Aura + Melee Combat Hacking

    This is easier to detect if you are in spectator mode. Kill aura is a lot more complicated to explain but there are five main aspects to detect if a player is using Kill Aura or not.

    1) If he constantly keeps hitting armour stands or other entities - Animals, villagers, anything which is considered as an "entity".

    2) Frequent head snaps - If he snaps his head like in the video below. He hits the closest player to him as shown in the video where he is AFK but tries to hit whoever is closest to him.
    3) Reach - If he can reach further than normal minecraft punching reach.
    4) Criticals (HACK on it's own but sometimes comes with KA) - If he makes critical hits when he isn't even jumping in the air.

    5) Hitting while eating or in a menu - If the player is eating whilst hitting then that is Kill aura. If he is also looking in a chest (FOR EXAMPLE) whilst hitting then he is using Kill aura.
    For video, click HERE

    This player was AFK in the lobby with Kill Aura on. You can see that he is making frequent head snaps to try hit the player that is closest towards him.

    For another video, click HERE

    You can also see more videos of Kill Aura by youtubers who hack, such as xTurtle..

    (SW, EW, As, PvP, BW, SG,LI)

    Fast Eat

    This is basically when you eat faster than normal, as shown in the video below:

    For video, click HERE

    At first I was eating without any hacks on and when I switched FastEat on, I immediately started to eat the potatoes rapidly.

    (HG, SW)


    Bow Hacking

    Aimbot - Very difficult to spot. You can spot this if the player is making snappy movements with his head when trying to shoot his target with a bow. (SW, EW)

    For video, click HERE

    Watch the snappy head movements when he tries to go for one target but aimbot switches to the other target.

    Fastbow - This is when you shoot arrows at a rapid speed. (Rarely seen)

    For video, click HERE



    Thank you for reading my thread and I hope you have learnt something about how to detect hackers :). Of course, if you wish to find out more then you could download a hacked client and use them on a single player world to see what they do and how it is unfair when playing on multiplayer servers which don't allow hacking on them. This thread is not showing you how to hack and by reading this thread you must understand the consequences of getting BANNED if you hack.

    If you DO see a hacker using any one of these hacks then record them and report them over here: https://www.cubecraft.net/forums/report-a-player.24/



    - Nikoshka


    Please comment on this thread or PM me if you think there should be any more hacks that I should add to this thread.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016
  2. hyperBravo

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    Anti-KB hacks on some clients can reduce KB instead of blocking it entirely.
     
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    Maybe add Auto-strafe & bhop? :)
     
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    Ok will add :).

    Sure :) I'll add that.
     
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    Those are easy to spot. Look for players moving at abnormal speed (e.g. moving faster than normal sprint-jump and the hacker doesn't have status effects).

    Also, it's a good idea to include some ways as to how to counter hackers. Most people die to hackers easily and only a VERY few can defeat them. Even then, the chances are very small.

    I'll start by adding mine against fly hackers (requires a bow):

    -Practice landing airshots. What I do is have a test world on creative. Have floating entities (maybe with levitation) or for 1.8+ have a TNT launch pad. Put the mob in the center of the pad (make sure it has resistance so it doesn't die) and then send them up. Shoot them while they're in the air. Best done with punch to tell you if you landed successful hits.
     
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    They are very easy to spot for most people, some people don't know exactly what it's called and such.
     
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    ADDED KILL AURA :)

    Will work on Speed + Bhop next!
     
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    Or they got no friend in real life and think they should ruin people their fun in a game for that.
    Or they are the ultimate Salt machine.
     
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    Yeah, pretty much. I didn't want to go into a lot of detail in that section because I believe there is a limit to how many characters I can use and I would like to try maximise the use of that with as many common hacks as possible :).
     
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    Disclaimer: No advertising or promoting hacks intended.
    To OP: Sometimes it's worth watching hackers record and play with their hacks on to learn how the hacks work on both ends instead of from the victim's end. This is how I learned about what hackers use behind the scenes (often ESP for example). Just watching a hacker from 3rd person view isn't enough.

    Again, like anti-KB, kill aura settings can be adjusted. Some clients also have a "smooth" kill aura, making it look like a legit combo when it's not. How to spot? Very hard. It's much easier from first person (spectator mode into the suspect) where you can see when they hit as the crosshair touches the enemy's hitbox.
     
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    Cool! Here are a few more ;)

    - Criticals
    - Teleport hack
    - No-slowdown
    - Fast eat
    - Fast bow
    - Glide
    - Sneak
    - Bowaimbot

    Good luck! ;)
     
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    If I can add more to that list, I can add hundreds more all from one client I tested with 2 months ago.
     
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    Thanks you!
    I know most of these, might need to research some though.

    It's mainly the common hacks used on Cubecraft. I don't really need hundreds which are very similar :p.
     
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    Any chance you know a vid of someone using a somewhat decent bowaimbot? Courious to see
     
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    I have some. Let me go search my archives :p.
     
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    More importantly, any good bow aimbot videos? I'm not talking about the ones that snap to the target without leading them.
     
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    This is what I have for aimbot:



    Watch from 0:45
    There are two targets and he is quickly snapping his head, alternating from one to the other.
    I may have a couple more, but that's the best I have got.
     
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    If that's the best bow aimbot footage you've got, nobody has to worry about bow aimbot, lol.
     
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    Well, not many hackers use aimbot because it isn't great and it doesn't really work on most clients but you can occasionally see hackers using it as shown in the video.
     
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    You forgot Unlimited Reach and normal Reach...
     
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