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Old 28th Oct 2004, 03:04 PM   #1
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Secure?

I'm not a coder and am just wondering how secure Unreal scripting is? On one server alone I've joined I've had 10+ things downloaded. I've heard aimbots and stuff can steal your registration key, so what's to stop other scripts from doing so? Does it have read/write and ip limitations? What about the registry? It's my first game that seems so, um, big and unrestricted. I run Win2k if it matters. Thanks for any answers.
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 03:13 PM   #2
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UnrealScript can not access the Windows System Registry
also UnrealScript has a very limited freedom concerning access to files, it can not read files, and has a very limited ability to write files (only files in the UserLogs dir with extentions: txt, log, htm, html)

In other words, UnrealScript is quite secure (in terms of: it's up to you to judge who you can trust).
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 03:14 PM   #3
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aimbots don't steal cd keys, aimbots help you aim.

I say let people use aimbots, it only breeds a more elite gamer. =P


It's like fighting GodLike bots. =)
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 04:33 PM   #4
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Aimbots stealing youre CD-key? sounds like an urban legend to me..
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 05:03 PM   #5
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No way Epic would allow their UScript to do things like that.
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 05:05 PM   #6
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they can steal your cd key if you download them from a shady site... (the download itself might come with a virus or something that takes teh cdkey)

at least from what I know...
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 05:15 PM   #7
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they can steal your cd key if you download them from a shady site... (the download itself might come with a virus or something that takes teh cdkey)

at least from what I know...
Thats quite different, but yeah, if they included a Trojan with the aimbot install that would be possible, but it will only effect the person using the infected Aimbot, it wont be able to steal it from others he/she is playing against, UT doesent send and recive the kind of packages needed to do something like that.
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 09:57 PM   #8
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ppl download executable files which then install much more than an aimbot. So it isn't the unreal script component, I believe, but the windows file, that the user is trusted to install it. But I really can't say that I'm positive.
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Old 29th Oct 2004, 03:22 AM   #9
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UnrealScript controls anything in-game, and anything in-game only. So it can't do anything else to do with Windows.
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Old 29th Oct 2004, 05:49 AM   #10
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Some versions of Helios' hooks were rumored to steal keys, but that wasn't true (and they haven't got anything to do with UScript).

Though he apparently had some Active X crap on his website that tried to find the keys.

Serves the botters right, I reckon.
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