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Old 11-04-05, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default Cheating on WOW...now you can blame SONY

thanks to sony you can now cheat in WOW even more....

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World of Warcraft hackers using Sony BMG rootkit
Published: 2005-11-03

Want to cheat in your online game and not get caught? Just buy a Sony BMG copy protected CD.

World of Warcraft hackers have confirmed that the hiding capabilities of Sony BMG's content protection software can make tools made for cheating in the online world impossible to detect. The software--deemed a "rootkit" by many security experts--is shipped with tens of thousands of the record company's music titles.

Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of World of Warcraft, has created a controversial program that detects cheaters by scanning the processes that are running at the time the game is played. Called the Warden, the anti-cheating program cannot detect any files that are hidden with Sony BMG's content protection, which only requires that the hacker add the prefix "$sys$" to file names.

Despite making a patch available on Wednesday to consumers to amend its copy protection software's behavior, Sony BMG and First 4 Internet, the maker of the content protection technology, have both disputed claims that their system could harm the security of a Windows system. Yet, other software makers that rely on the integrity of the operating system are finding that hidden code makes security impossible.

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Old 11-04-05, 12:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cheating on WOW...now you can blame SONY

I always suspected cheating in WoW. Some people just have too many epics, too much gold. There are about 100 horde on my realm which wield the hand of Ragnaros, sometimes 3 or 4 in one BG!
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Old 11-04-05, 12:25 PM   #3
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The cheats have been around for a long time, its not recent that they were developed. Rootkit just aids the hackers from getting caught...
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I like how they explain exactly how to do it :\... that might not have been the smartest thing ever :\.
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Old 11-05-05, 02:54 PM   #5
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I've noticed that the press does that a lot. They did a special here in Wisconsin about our nuclear power plants and how easy i t would be for terrorists to hijack them. I was like:

Idiots. Why the hell are you telling them all the weaknesses and how to go about doing it?


Do journalists even think anymore?
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Old 11-05-05, 03:14 PM   #6
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you guys need to think deeper...think punkbuster...
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Old 11-08-05, 08:11 PM   #7
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Im pretty sure punkbuster works differently than WoW's "Warden" and doesnt monitor actual processes.
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Old 12-04-05, 11:57 PM   #8
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Theres so many hacks for wow its not even funny, there were speed hacks in open beta...
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Old 12-05-05, 11:50 AM   #9
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Yea there is. Just googled "Wow Hacks" and a whole boat load of sites came up showing and selling all of the differnt hacks available.. Pretty pathetic, never understood why people want to cheat.
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