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Strange Hack

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:32 am
by *Boinkage*!
I've noticed a strange hack that a player has been using under several aliases (not naming names right now, unless an admin or someone says it's okay to.)
It involves somehow bypassing a spam filter and sending a gargantuan quantity of text or just blank lines, basically wiping out a player's chatting function .You can silence the player, however. It also seems to be including walking outside game boundries, instant reloading, flag giving, walking through walls, flying, being invulnerable, etc.
I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed this hack. It happened at BloodBath a few hours ago.

Re: Strange Hack

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:28 am
by Bambino
Yes, I experienced the same thing on a few servers also, I would make sure I had my chat log then it would just go clear. Very strange. I remember NightMare doing a similar thing, it would go blank then he would add *Cleared* at the bottom of the chat log in his "special" /me.

Re: Strange Hack

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:19 am
by blast
That message issue was fixed in 2.0.13 code (v2_0branch SVN code). Servers should update to that.

Re: Strange Hack

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:32 am
by tktech
Yeah my bad guys, the server will be updated and restarted soon.

Re: Strange Hack

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:22 pm
by Moto Unit
Has anyone on the other servers encountered another hack which takes over the poll banning function to auto execute a poll ban then ban numerous players. This happens at an incredibly fast rate...so fast you can't disable or veto the ban function. Moto Unit

Re: Strange Hack

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:31 pm
by joevano
Yeah, that is a NightMare/Sk3letr0n favorite. It is easy for the server owner to defend against, as the hack requires local registration to work. They just need to disable local registration by removing the -userdb from their configuration.