REVEALED: This password helped British teen hack into North Korea's Facebook clone StarCon
A British teenager hacked StarCon, North Korea's version of Facebook, after correctly guessing the logins on Kim Jong-un's Internet servers.
London: A British teenager hacked StarCon, North Korea's version of Facebook, after correctly guessing the logins on Kim Jong-un's Internet servers.
According to Mirror Online, the youngster is studying computing at college.
Interestingly, he guessed the password for StarCon with the help of the details of the software used to create the site.
He used “admin” and the default password “password” to gain access to the admin page of the website.
“I was curious and decided to visit it. The site was created using off the shelf software, so naturally i went to the vendor's website looking at what features it had.”
“I came across a default username and password and though why the heck not.”
“Once I logged in I was able to see the sites statistics, basic user information, site settings and change the site’s adverts.”
“I went ahead and changed the adverts saying that I found the login details then changed them to prevent anyone coming in and trying to do anything malicious,” Mirror Online quoted the youngster as saying.
StarCon seems to have been designed using software called phpDolphin.
The British teen has advised North Korean officials to “always test for vulnerabilities before making a site live, and of course, change the default password”.
He added: “I’d love to visit North Korea one day – though I think i just blew my chances.”