Wow's new root kit

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by jake, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    On Warden: A storm is brewing

    I think we still have alot of wow players on the boards. What do you think of Blizzard's new rootkit? On one side it is a huge hit against hackers as they can't easily see the code. On the other side regular users aren't able to see exactly what is being scanned or what files are being sent to Blizzard.
  2. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    Meh, people have been complaining about this for almost 4 years now. Yeah it's a rootkit, yes it could potentially be used to steal your leet private information, but just look at all the good it has done.

    People complain about botters never getting caught or banned, when little do they know, Warden actually uploads suspicious activity right to Blizzard (exe's controlling WoW, bots, speedhack, etc.) and they do a massive account dump 1-2 times a year.

    I'm siding with Blizzard. If it weren't for Warden, WoW would've been dead already. The same complaint can be applied in any anti-cheat/bot software, therefore I have no sympathy.
  3. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    From what I just read in that article, warden isn't a rootkit, but a polymorphic spy program that acts similar to a virus.

    In fact the only mention of rootkits I can find with Warden, is hackers using Sony's DRM rootkit to try and hide their hacks from Warden.

    The lesson: Don't play WoW while downloading PRON...
  4. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    Blizzard already has your CC information, unless you play with timecards. And the only way for Warden to become a problem is if somebody had direct access to your computer to screw with it to become more than it is. But if somebody has direct access to your PC with malicious intent, you're screwed anyways.

    I don't play WoW, but I'd be glad if they introduced something like this into EVE-Online to get rid of the isk farmers. The economy on EVE-Online is 100% player run, so the more people buy ISK, the more inflated products become, which hurts the normal players more than anything else.