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Secure?

Discussion in 'Programming' started by Query, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. Query

    Query New Member

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    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.
     
  2. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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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).
     
  3. Dark[NSF]

    Dark[NSF] Northwest Secessionalist Forces

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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. =)
     
  4. Grobut

    Grobut Комиссар Гробут

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    Aimbots stealing youre CD-key? sounds like an urban legend to me..
     
  5. MrBond

    MrBond ZHP Founder

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    No way Epic would allow their UScript to do things like that.
     
  6. JonAzz

    JonAzz UA Mapper

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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...
     
  7. Grobut

    Grobut Комиссар Гробут

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    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.
     
  8. 1337

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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.
     
  9. ShortCutMan

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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.
     
  10. Moomin~

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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. :p
     

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