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UT3 Servers down worldwide?

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by Latent Image, Sep 13, 2008.

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  1. Latent Image

    Latent Image Bring the rain!

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    Any Idea whats going on?
     
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    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    The same guy that released exploit code for an expoit a month ago or so just released a bunch more code exploits (that work in just about all multiplayer games ever created) all over the web. So an attacker can take down hundreds of servers without even blinking. Really annoying.
     
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    Latent Image Bring the rain!

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    Oh ****

    Thanks Brizz, least I know whats going on now :(
     
  4. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    It was Zire_BrizZz, Sir Brizz's alter ego.
     
  5. fuegerstef

    fuegerstef New Member

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    Yep, UT2004 (I know this is the UT3 section) Servers are going up and down like mad too.

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    It seems a ban won't work. His IP can be found in the logs though. So enough letters to the corresponding ISPs might help.
     
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  6. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    You can block his IP range in your firewall.
     
  7. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    This guy needs to get laid.
     
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    Yeah. But this is not useful for servers of a gaming-server company who wants people from that range on their servers too.
     
  9. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    If they are executing hacks, the host will usually take care of them. The same IP is executing the attacks on every serv er, so you could technically just block that one IP.
     
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    elmuerte Master of Science

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    so much for that guy being a security researcher, because I doubt he notified Epic of his findings before disclosing the problems (and releasing PoCs). A bunch of years ago the same guy at least notified Epic of some bugs, and disclosed the bugs to the public a few months after he notified Epic.
     
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    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    So much for that indeed. The last two serious security threats for UT3 have been made public. :mad:
     
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    Want to "praise" the guy responsible for this mess? Send your appreciations to aluigi@autistici.org.
     
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    T2A` I'm dead.

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    Wait, what? Color me unaware. D:

    I see CoD4 still has 10000+ US players right now whilst UT3 only has 81. That's sad even by UT3 standards. So is he attacking all games or just Unreal?
     
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    He doesn't actually "attack" games. He "only" discovers critical bugs, posting detailed descriptions and proof-of-concept exploits publicly without notifying the affected games' developers.

    Basically he's like a cheat codes, claiming to do it for "research" and publishing his findings. The only difference is, he doesn't take any money for it and doesn't keep it as secret as the usual cheaters. And he probably doesn't actively use the exploits himself. Then again, he really doesn't have to, some script kiddies already take care of it.
     
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    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Someone else has taken his proof of concept and is attacking servers listed on the UT3 and UT2004 master server lists.
     
  17. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    Grobut Комиссар Гробут

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    ohh well, it could be worse you know, GameSpy could have gone down again, and then there'd be zero servers and you coulden't even play offline! :lol:
     
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    As far as the IP is concerned, if he is smart, hes using a proxy, so blocking his ip, and/or ip range isnt going to be an efficient way of dealing with the problem. Epic just needs to clean their crap up to make it work right BEFORE shipping the game. In the time I have been playing UT (since ut99) this is probably one of the sloppiest, and most unprofessionally released title from them that I am aware of. There may be others from epic, but Im unaware of it. Kind of discouraging tbh. As a sidenote: UT3 is $19.99 at best-buy now. Epic failure :stick:
     
  20. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm glad you have strong opinions about UT3, however this issue effect the majority of all Unreal Engine games as well as a plethora of other game engines. Sorry, but this has nothing to do with Epic not "cleaning up their crap".
     
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