Using the in-game screenshot feature in World of Warcraft gives away your account, realm, and IP information … troubleshooting info or nefarious plot?
Apparently, each user has a different set of these repeatable patterns, which contain account and realm information, and it looks like if they are scanned by software that recognizes them, they can reveal our character’s account name/id, the time of the screenshot and the the full information of the realm, including its IP address think “private servers”.
The malware will connect to a remote server via TCP port 80 and download a new file packed by Themida.
That’s very simple Downloader/Backdoor behavior and we are only interested in looking for key logging code for Diablo III so we didn’t pay much attention to it.
But an astonishing scene staged at this time. A chatting dialog popped up with a text message:
Hacker: What are you doing? Why are you researching my Trojan?
I didn’t know you could even play over a dial up connection!
Lots of people are posting about being hacked on the diablo 3 forums (29,663 at the time of writing). Blizzard is posting lots of information about how *we* can protect ourselves. Take a look at this security update thread: 427 comments – lots of them with bad news.
There is definitely more that Blizzard can do to help protect us. I greatly appreciate my authenticator – but that’s not enough.
These class videos are really fun. Just enough to get you amped up for tonights release and to help you have some idea which class you will start with.
Jay runs through the skills that kick-ass, the combinations to try out, the different approaches you can take, the strengths to maximise, the weaknesses to be aware of and even a couple of really interesting builds you might like to try. Take it away, Jay!
Fantastic write-up of the Blizzard team behind the sounds of Diablo 3
Diablo III has easily been one of my most anticipated games of the past five years (c’mon, we all knew it would be coming someday), and now it’s less than a week away. A lot has changed at Blizzard Entertainment since the release of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction in 2001, and we wanted to delve into the audio with Blizzard Entertainment’s audio director, Russell Brower, as well as with some of the composers and sound designers who have been toiling away on the game’s sound.
From Epic Games and ChAIR Entertainment comes Infinity Blade II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed, best-selling iOS game Infinity Blade. Infinity Blade II continues to raise the bar for triple-A mobile gaming. Journey into the world of the Deathless tyrants and their legion of Titans. Build skills and upgrade characters… all while delving deeper into this mysterious, timeless adventure.