Hello people of Spigot. I am currently trying to become a server owner. I am also very scared of what hackers could do to my server. I know that there are some tools for servers to protect themselves from hacks, but I found out many types of hacks I didn't know. I thought it would be a great idea to make a discussion on known hacks and how to counter them, either by using a plugin or making a new one. I think that we should focus on the latest versions of Minecraft 1.13 - 1.15 as the exploits possible in the infamous 1.8 are amazingly big. We should make a list to keep track of the solutions. I recommend adding free solutions if possible, as the hacks are free anyway. I think I should start the list myself. X-Ray Description: What can we say about x-ray that hasn't been said? It's great for lazy hackers and a pain in the a$$ for server owners and honest players. Works on: ALL VERSIONS Observations: There are client-versions (as in they use a mod with forge to see the blocks) and texture-versions (as in they use a texture pack to see the blocks), so clients-packets cannot be trusted. Solutions: Orebfuscator and Anti-Xray. The first one is the best solution, but may damp server performance (note: this depends on the machine, of course it will slow down in a toaster). The latter is good, it hides ores but for some reason it is made on skrypt (like, why?), so if you're an anti-skrypt user you won't like it. Force-OP Description: An external program that sends packets directly to your server. Its main purpose is to force the server to make a certain player OP, but it can also do other actions to attack the server. Works on: It appears to work only on old versions (< 1.9), but some videos show it working on 1.14 Observations: Packet-based attacks, sent by an external program. Sends commands that are executed by the console, thus having unlimited access to commands. Solutions: Unknown, for now. Many plugins simply ban players that are OP, but this seems very noneffective, as the hack can perform more actions.