Critical Custom Game Advisory!

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    Critical Custom Game Advisory!

    From the Dota-allstars website:

    • A new exploit has been circulated amongst hackers that allows for a custom map to execute arbitrary code on a client and install trojans/viruses/keyloggers outside of the warcraft III engine. So far it has targetted public dota games in particular; hackers created fake dota maps that use the same file extension/directory as DotA 6.59d, and therefore you will see the loading screen displayed in your custom game list and it is effectively impossible to take precautions against, as it has no discernible difference from joining a normal DotA game. Therefore it is highly recommend that you stop playing public dota games until blizzard can patch this exploit. They have already had it brought to their attention.'



      For those who doubt how dangerous this is; by mimicing dota, anyone who has already downloaded the legitimate map will see the game displayed in the custom game screen with the proper loading image, and it finishes downloading before you switch to the game lobby screen, as it is a tiny file size. Once you enter the game, the virus will unpack itself and infect your computer, allowing malicious code to be executed at the whim of the hacker.

      Props go to [email protected] forums for bringing this to attention. Battle.net - English Forums -> Security Advisory: Custom Games - Critical

      Don't join games of DotA hosted by people you don't know. This applies to public games, TDA, etc The best precaution you can take at the moment if you want to continue to play DotA, is to keep your Warcraft III maps folder open, and see if any new files are downloaded when you join a game. If they are, immediately leave the game lobby, before the host can start the game (and infect you), and delete the new map file. If your computer has been infected, you should run the best antivirus software you can find, and Don't log into any accounts on your computer, warcraft III, email, etc, as there is a high probability of getting your password keylogged. If you are certain your computer is infected, the only surefire way to eliminate it is to reformat your computer.

      The only safe thing to do at the moment is to not play DotA or any other custom map.

    WCR advises all players to take caution when playing custom games and only join games that you know are safe!


    I copy and pasted this from
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    Not sure if this is true, but just a heads up. =/

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    Wait wait.. One small phrase...
    LOL.
    Now thank God for the super decrease of DotA players.

    1pt for the non-DotA players
    Still 26 for the DotA players.

    WE'RE CATCHING UP!!!!

    (( 26 was a random number. ))

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    I like dota a lot, so this is sad for me.

    But I can host so I am safe.

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    To be honest this has nothing to do with DotA, it is a problem for all Custom Games.

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    heh, it looks like its taken from the DotA blog...But its true though..
    Last edited by TradeMark99; 05-03-2009 at 02:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raigor View Post
    To be honest this has nothing to do with DotA, it is a problem for all Custom Games.
    But the target is mainly DotA maps, and it's probably because that no matter what, a DotA game will always be hosted on B.Net

    I guess this is what DotA gets for accumulating so many players to the point that the players NEED to be hacked.

    I wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of Wc3 CDs were being sold just hours after this notice. XD

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    Yes, this was from the DotA-allstars site.

    But ya, the hackers probably targeted DotA because so many people play it.

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    Omg..
    That's hard. What a Luck that I switched to Counter Strike 1.6 :]

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    Ahm whats about an antivirus scanner? The next News will be "Wc3 now takes your reallife, please send 10$ to XY" and everyone "Oh Jeah shit, i will pay it.. i will pay it" oO

    //Edit: I cant find this news on the dotaallstars website, maybe a lie? There is a good reason why you dont have to believe all stuff in the internet. If there are no more approved website who tell us this, i will dont believe it.

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